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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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"My favorite part was everything!"

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

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"The arts help us understand ourselves as human beings. If you look at how we've ever documented our existence, it's all through an art form."

-Eric Olmscheid, Director of Programming and Education

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Upcoming Events at the Des Moines Civic Center

DM Symphony MW

DM Symphony - Immortal Beloved

January 29 - 30, 2022 Get Tickets
Wild Hope National Geographic

Wild Hope

February 1, 2022 Get Tickets
Tootsie

Tootsie

February 8 - 13, 2022 Get Tickets
DMMO Magic Flute

DMMO: The Magic Flute

March 5 - 6, 2022 Get Tickets
The Price is Right Live

The Price Is Right Live!

March 9, 2022 Get Tickets
Nazir Ibrahim Nat Geo

Spinosaurus: Lost Giant of the Cretaceous

March 10, 2022 Get Tickets
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