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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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“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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- Des Moines second-grader, after attending Applause Series performance

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Upcoming Events at the Des Moines Civic Center

symphony pops 1

SYMPHONY POPS: REVOLUTION: THE MUSIC OF THE BEATLES - POSTPONED

October 17, 2020 Get Tickets
1776 Des Moines

1776 - Postponed

October 27 - November 1, 2020 Get Tickets

MasterChef Junior Live! - Cancelled

November 9, 2020 Get Tickets

View From Above - Postponed

November 10, 2020 Learn More
Hamilton Des Moines

Hamilton - Postponed

December 1 - 27, 2020 Get Tickets
Symphony New Year's Eve Pop

DM SYMPHONY - NYE POPS: THE MUSIC OF ELTON JOHN

December 31, 2020 Get Tickets
Des Moines Performing Arts Partnerships: