Take your place among the 4,500 leaders who energize our local arts and culture community each year by contributing to Des Moines Performing Arts. In addition to bringing world-class entertainment to town, your tax-deductible gift supports education programs that impact thousands of Iowa students and teachers.

Your gift can bring joy to countless lives. Check out this special video highlighting the power of the arts in our community.




Support provided by the Iowa Arts Council, a division of the Iowa Department of Cultural Affairs, and the National Endowment of the Arts through the federal CARES Act legislation.


Make a difference today by choosing one of these giving levels:

Beginning July 1, 2019, DMPA is updating donor recognition levels to align with how our donors are already generously giving to the cause and how the work you care about continues to expand and grow.

We are grateful for every one of the thousands of donors whose charity of choice is Des Moines Performing Arts. Your commitment demonstrates how much you care about the arts and its place in our community. We can’t do it without your help!


Supporter - $120 / $10 per month
  • Designate funding to any DMPA program
  • Email notification of Priority Access Tickets
    • Priority access to tickets in advance of sales to the public is based on level of giving when permitted by the show. DMPA cannot guarantee that all productions will have a priority access opportunity.
Sponsor - $240 / $20 per month

All lower level benefits, plus:

  • Provide a classroom of 35 students access to an Applause Series matinee for only $1/ticket
  • Priority registration for summer camps for your children and grandchildren
Associate - $360 / $30 per month

All lower level benefits, plus:

  • Provide an in-school artists residency for one classroom
Builder - $800 / $67 per month

All lower level benefits, plus:

  • Provide two full summer camp scholarships for children in need in our community
  • Recognition in Centerstage program at all Willis Broadway Series performances
Patron - $1,600 / $133.50 per month

All lower level benefits, plus:

  • Provide 200 students access to an Applause Series matinee for only $1/ticket
  • Access to Patron Circle Lounge prior to performances and at intermission (complimentary bar service, light snacks, coats check, restrooms)
  • Best-of-house seats, exclusively for Patron+ level donors (based on availability)
  • Patron Concierge Phone Line for ticketing needs
Founder - $4,000 / $333.50 per month

All lower level benefits, plus:

  • Support one school in the Iowa High School Musical Theater Awards program
  • Invitations to private company parties for you and a guest
  • Founder Concierge Phone Line for ticketing needs (with waived fees)
Benefactor - $8,000 / $667 Per Month

All lower level benefits, plus:

  • Support special initiatives such as autism-friendly performances or an in-depth project with at-risk youth
  • Join President/CEO on trips to New York and London to experience Broadway and theater productions with behind-the-scenes access to some shows

Gifts made prior to July 1, 2019 will retain the access at the previous donation level for one year

Have questions? Contact us at or 515-246-2352



See How Your Support Makes a Difference:

You Make The Difference

"The dollar ticket price [for the Applause Series shows] is unbelievable. Without it, we would't be able to come. The people who support this program need to be applauded because it gives kids great opportunities."
- Lynn, Holy Trinity Catholic School

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You Make The Difference

"My favorite part was everything!"

- Des Moines second-grader, after attending Applause Series performance

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