Caterpillar Performing Arts Center

The Power of Performing Arts

Whether you sit in one of our seats, support one of our programs or aspire to stand on our stage, our purpose is to make life more colorful through experiencing performing arts.

Our Story


Five Points Washington is a one-of-a-kind gathering place where we can grow as individuals and as a greater community.

It’s where a future musician performs on a theater stage for the first time. Where a senior citizen builds relationships and stays active and connected. Where a promising actor performs their first scene in front of 1,000 people. Where a youngster learns to put their face in the water — and where years later sets records on the high school swim team. Where we can celebrate life’s milestones — from a first birthday to a marriage.

Five Points is where we gather to do business and share ideas that will strengthen our communities and future generations. Where we experience arts and culture and are educated and entertained. Where we can develop a healthy lifestyle through fitness and staying active or regain strength through training programs. And it’s where community gathers in times of celebration and in times of need.

Five Points is about you as an individual, and it’s about us as a community. Born from collaboration, Five Points was created for each of us — and for all of us.

Five Points Washington

Our History and Mission

Five Points Washington/Live @ Five Points, a 501(c)(3) non profit organization, presents a wide variety of programs that entertain, enrich, and educate the Central Illinois region and enhance the economic vitality of Washington, IL.

Rent Our Theater

MLSD dance (002)

Rental Information

Looking for a place to hold a special event or need a stage for a show? Whether your event is for 10 or 1000 we can accommodate almost any need on stage or in our event center.

We are Proud Partners with

The Peoria Area Civic Chorale exists to develop, create, produce and perform a diverse repertoire of the highest quality presented in the most professional manner for the enjoyment, entertainment, aesthetic enrichment and education of its members, its audiences, and those who live in the communities it serves.

The Heartland Festival Orchestra is a versatile and innovative orchestra composed of the finest professional musicians
of Central Illinois. Our concerts, performed in various venues, feature world-renowned guest artists
and live video projection, and benefit local charity partners doing great work for our community.