DES MOINES CIVIC CENTER

The Des Moines Civic Center opened its doors in June of 1979. Since then, the venue has built a reputation as one of the nation’s leading theaters to experience a touring Broadway performance, concert or other special presentation. The Civic Center is also the performance home of the Des Moines Symphony.

The Des Moines Civic Center features a 76-foot wide by 28-foot high proscenium stage, which is the focal point for a fan-shaped continental seating area that accommodates an audience of 2,744.

TOURS
Want an inside look at any of Des Moines Performing Arts' performance venues? Tours can be arranged for groups of 8 or more. To inquire about tour date availability, send us an email at info@desmoinesperformingarts.org.

Venue Information

Des Moines Civic Center
221 Walnut St.
Des Moines, IA 50309
(515) 246-2300
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Ticket Office Hours: 
Monday - Friday, 9am - 5pm

Capacity:  2,744
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“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

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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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Upcoming Events at the Des Moines Civic Center

DM SYMPHONY - MW3: BERNSTEIN'S FAMOUS 1943 BROADCAST

November 17 - 18, 2018 Get Tickets

Disney's Aladdin

November 28 - December 9, 2018 Get Tickets

Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer The Musical

December 17, 2018 Get Tickets

Mannheim Steamroller Christmas by Chip Davis

December 18 - 19, 2018 Get Tickets

Finding Neverland

December 27 - 29, 2018 Get Tickets

DM SYMPHONY - NYE Pops: From West Side Story to Wicked

December 31, 2018 Get Tickets
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