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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.

 

Venue Information

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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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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

"After summer camp, she spent a lot of time developing plays with her friends. She was interested before, but now she thinks she's a director and an actress and ... just anything."

- Catherine, parent of second-grader Meg in Des Moines

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Upcoming Events at the Des Moines Civic Center

Hamilton Des Moines

Hamilton - Postponed

December 1 - 27, 2020 Get Tickets
Tootsie

Tootsie - Postponed

February 23 - 28, 2021 Get Tickets

Cats - Postponed

March 9 - 14, 2021 Get Tickets
Rent 25th Anniversary Farewell Tour

RENT - Postponed

April 2 - 3, 2021 Get Tickets
Hadestown

Hadestown - Postponed

April 20 - 25, 2021 Get Tickets
Chita Rivera

Chita & Friends - Postponed

May 8, 2021 Learn More
Des Moines Performing Arts Partnerships: