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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.

 

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

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-Andrea, teacher, Studebaker Elementary, Des Moines

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Upcoming Events at the Des Moines Civic Center

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

Riverdance - Postponed

May 28 - 30, 2021 Learn More
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