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

DANCEtalk sessions before and after Dance Series performances help explain the artistry and athleticism that audience members witness.

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You Make The Difference

“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

BLACK VIOLIN

October 11, 2018 Get Tickets

DM SYMPHONY - Pops 1: The Music of Led Zeppelin

October 13, 2018 Get Tickets

Disney Junior Dance Party On Tour

October 14, 2018 Get Tickets

Love Never Dies

October 16 - 21, 2018 Get Tickets

A Paranormal Evening With Alice Cooper

October 23, 2018 Get Tickets

DM SYMPHONY - MW2: ON THE TOWN

October 27 - 28, 2018 Get Tickets
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