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

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

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You Make The Difference

“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

WAITRESS

December 10, 2017 Get Tickets

A Charlie Brown Christmas

December 12, 2017 Get Tickets

THE NUTCRACKER

December 16 - 17, 2017 Get Tickets

A Christmas Concert with Simon Estes & Friends

December 19, 2017 Get Tickets

DM Symphony - Pops: The Classic Hits of Motown

December 31, 2017 Get Tickets

MR. POPPER'S PENGUINS

January 13, 2018 Get Tickets
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