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Des Moines Performing Arts partners with local community-based social service organizations to provide complimentary tickets to those who may not have regular opportunities to experience high quality performing arts. The community ticket program is currently in a pilot phase for the 2019-20 season.

Organizations can submit an application to become an official partner in the Community Ticket program. Available ticket inventory is distributed based on partner requests. Learn more about partner eligibility and participation.

Current partners include:

  • ArtForce Iowa
  • ChildServe
  • Community Youth Concepts
  • YESS (Youth Emergency Services & Shelter)

“Often there are arts and cultural events with high ticket prices. $30 a ticket is unaffordable if we are taking a group of young people. A community ticket program offers ArtForce Iowa opportunities for choice, time for planning, and freedom to build relevant arts inquiry and reflection around a performance.”

- Yvette Zaród Hermann, ArtForce Iowa


“This is something that many of (the kids) are experiencing for the very first time, and if we can foster a love of performing arts in them, that is a wonderful thing.”

- Jana Daisy, Youth Emergency Services and Shelter

Productions Currently Available for the Community Ticket Program

Magic Tree House: Showtime with Shakespeare

January 25, 2020 Get Tickets

Lisa Lampanelli's Losin' It

February 4 - 23, 2020 Get Tickets
Malandain Ballet Biarritz

Ballet Biarritz: Cinderella

February 13, 2020 Get Tickets

On The Trail of Big Cats

February 18, 2020 Get Tickets

The Choir of Man

February 19, 2020 Get Tickets

Yamato - The Drummers of Japan

March 5, 2020 Get Tickets

View From Above

March 24, 2020 Get Tickets

That Golden Girls Show! A Puppet Parody

April 21 - May 10, 2020 Get Tickets

Des Moines Symphony Family Concert

April 25, 2020 Get Tickets

Ronald K Brown/Evidence

April 30, 2020 Get Tickets