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 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Capacity:  200

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Stoner Theater
Stoner Theater
Stoner Theater
Stoner Theater
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

Each year, the Applause Series delivers 60 performances for students from preschool to high school.

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Upcoming Events At The Stoner Theater

Iowa Stage Theatre Company: Trouble In Mind

March 31 - April 9, 2023 Get Tickets

Comedy XPeriment

April 21 - 22, 2023 Get Tickets

Ballet Des Moines presents SHE

April 27 - 30, 2023 Get Tickets

Iowa Stage Theatre Company: A Bright New Boise

May 12 - 21, 2023 Get Tickets

Iowa Stage Theatre Company: Persuasion

September 15 - 24, 2023 Get Tickets

Iowa Stage Theatre Company: Chipmunk'd

November 10 - 19, 2023 Get Tickets