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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
The Des Moines Civic Center will not be conducting in-person tours at this time. To inquire about tour date availability, send us an email at info@desmoinesperformingarts.org.

 

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Des Moines Civic Center
221 Walnut St.
Des Moines, IA 50309
(515) 246-2300
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Ticket Office Hours:
Monday - Friday 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Capacity:  2,744

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Each year, the Applause Series delivers 60 performances for students from preschool to high school.

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“Integrating the arts allows me to bring joy and enthusiasm into my teaching. I see such a difference in my students when we have arts integration in our lesson.”
- Dawn, fifth-grade teacher at Cattell Elementary School, Des Moines

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Upcoming Events at the Des Moines Civic Center

DM Symphony MW2

DM SYMPHONY - TCHAIKOVSKY’S FOURTH

October 23 - 24, 2021 Get Tickets
Ballet DM

Ballet Des Moines - Kiss.

October 29, 2021 Get Tickets
DM Symphony MW

BEETHOVEN'S VIOLIN CONCERTO

November 20 - 21, 2021 Get Tickets
Iowa Dance Theatre Nutcracker

Iowa Dance Theatre: The Nutcracker

December 11 - 12, 2021 Learn More
Home Free Warmest Winter Tour

Home Free - Warmest Winter Tour 2021

December 15, 2021 Get Tickets
Symphony New Year's Eve Pop

DM SYMPHONY - NYE POPS: THE MUSIC OF ELTON JOHN

December 31, 2021 Get Tickets
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