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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
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

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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, 10am - 5pm

Capacity:  2,744

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You Make the Difference

Thanks to our donors, more than 55,000 students attend matinee performances through the Applause Series annually - for only $1.

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You Make The Difference

"The fact that our son was working with Broadway professionals and getting vocal and acting lessons from people who actually acted on Broadway was stunning."

- Jennifer, Altoona parent

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Upcoming Events at the Des Moines Civic Center

Ballet Des Moines Presents The Wizard of Oz

Ballet Des Moines - The Wonderful Wizard of Oz - POSTPONED

April 11, 2020 Learn More

DM Symphony - MW6: APRIL IN PARIS - Postponed

April 18 - 19, 2020 Learn More

Air Play Symphony - Postponed

April 25, 2020 Learn More

Ronald K Brown/Evidence - Postponed

April 30, 2020 Learn More

Riverdance - New 25th Anniversary Show - Postponed

May 1 - 3, 2020 Learn More

DM Symphony - SEASON FINALE: THE FIREBIRD

May 9 - 10, 2020 Get Tickets
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