• Events
  • 2017-2018 Applause Series


The APPLAUSE SERIES brings world-class performing artists and diverse art forms to Des Moines Performing Arts' stages for one-hour matinee performances for school audiences. Each performance connects to in-class curriculum, providing the perfect opportunity to learn about and through the arts.

Snapshots: Hubbard Street at 40

January 25, 2018 Get Tickets

Petra and the Wolf

January 29, 2018 Learn More

Creole for Kidz and the History of Zydeco

February 12 - 13, 2018 Get Tickets

Air Play

February 15 - 16, 2018 Learn More


February 27, 2018 Get Tickets

Opus Cactus

March 2, 2018 Get Tickets

Shh! We Have a Plan

March 23 - 29, 2018 Learn More

Guess How Much I Love You

March 26, 2018 Learn More

Feathers of Fire: A Persian Epic

April 12 - 13, 2018 Get Tickets

Manxmouse: The Mouse Who Knew No Fear

April 30 - May 1, 2018 Get Tickets

Viva La Danza!

May 4, 2018 Get Tickets


May 7 - 11, 2018 Learn More
You Make The Difference

“Being a part of the Des Moines Performing Arts family as a contributing donor gives us a meaningful way to support our community, expand creative thinking, and preserve the romance in a night out.”
- Stan and Regina Glawe

Give Today
Des Moines Performing Arts Partnerships: