Stoner Theater

Located within the Des Moines Civic Center, this flexible black box theater allows audiences to experience theater, comedy, improv and many other special presentations in an up-close and personal setting. The Stoner Theater is the performance home of Comedy Xperiment, Pyramid Theatre Company and DM Young Artists’ Theatre.

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


Venue Information

Stoner Theater
221 Walnut St.
Des Moines, IA 50309
(515) 246-2300
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Ticket Office Hours: 
Monday - Friday, 9am - 5pm

Capacity:  200

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Stoner Theater

You Make The Difference

"It was really amazing to get to perform on the Civic Center stage, to see what the professional touring shows see when they perform."
- Brittney, Waukee High School

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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 Stoner Theater

Kitten Bomb Comedy - Off Script: Scenic Route

September 14, 2019 Get Tickets

Comedy XPeriment

September 20, 2019 - May 2, 2020 Get Tickets

Iowa Stage Theatre Company: A Doll's House

September 27 - October 12, 2019 Get Tickets

Iowa Stage Theatre Company: A Doll's House, Part 2

October 3 - 13, 2019 Get Tickets


November 1 - 10, 2019 Get Tickets

Iowa Stage Theatre Company: A Christmas Carol

December 13 - 22, 2019 Get Tickets