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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.

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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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Temporary Ticket Office Hours as of July 1, 2020: 
Monday - Thursday, 10am - 5pm

Our Ticket Office operations will be limited to online communications and phone calls during this time and will not be conducting in-person transactions.

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

Riverdance - Postponed

May 28 - 30, 2021 Learn More
To Kill A Mockingbird

To Kill A Mockingbird - Postponed

July 6 - 11, 2021 Learn More
Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons

Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons

October 1, 2021 Get Tickets
Home Free Warmest Winter Tour

Home Free - Warmest Winter Tour 2021

December 15, 2021 Learn More
Symphony New Year's Eve Pop

DM SYMPHONY - NYE POPS: THE MUSIC OF ELTON JOHN

December 31, 2021 Get Tickets
Disney Princess

Disney Princess – The Concert

March 15, 2022 Learn More
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