Please Note: Performances of My Fair Lady are scheduled for August 2-7 of next year (2022). View Details


There's something for everyone in our all-new FREE summer series! From yoga to music to water bombs, join us for a summer full of fun, multi-cultural arts and music in Des Moines-area outdoor parks and venues!




Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons

Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons

October 1, 2021 Get Tickets
The Band's Visit

The Band's Visit

October 12 - 17, 2021 Get Tickets
Home Free Warmest Winter Tour

Home Free - Warmest Winter Tour 2021

December 15, 2021 Get Tickets

View From Above

January 21, 2022 Get Tickets

A Message About COVID-19 to DMPA Patrons:

DMPA’s top priority is always the safety and security of our guests. Learn more about steps we are taking to help keep our community healthy and safe. 



Want an inside look at the Des Moines Civic Center? Tours can be arranged for groups up to 8. 

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Tour duration: 1 hour

Pricing: Free/Optional Donation

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DANCEtalk sessions before and after Dance Series performances help explain the artistry and athleticism that audience members witness.

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Recent News


Broadway is making a triumphant return to the Des Moines Civic Center

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DMPA Announces Two New Concerts

DMPA announced two new concerts heading to the Civic Center. All-vocal Country entertainers, Home Free’s Warmest Winter Tour 2021 and Disney Princess – The Concert.

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