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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You Make The Difference

“After summer camp, she spent a lot of time developing plays with her friends. She was interested before, but now she thinks she’s a director and an actress and ... just anything.”

- Catherine, parent of second-grader Meg in Des Moines

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You Make The Difference

“It was really amazing to get to perform on the Civic Center stage, to see what the professional touring shows see when they perform.”
- Brittney, Waukee High School

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Upcoming Events at the Des Moines Civic Center

DM Symphony - MW7: Season Finale: Rhapsody in Blue

May 20, 2018 Get Tickets

IOWA HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL THEATER AWARDS SHOWCASE

June 4, 2018 Get Tickets

DAVID BYRNE

June 5, 2018 Get Tickets

Jackson Browne

June 21, 2018 Get Tickets

HAMILTON

June 27 - July 15, 2018 Learn More

DM SYMPHONY - MW1: BEETHOVEN & MAHLER'S 'TITAN'

September 22 - 23, 2018 Learn More
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