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

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It's 21st century skills that they need to have the rest of their lives. It's not just something that when they leave fourth grade, they are done with it.

-Andrea, teacher, Studebaker Elementary, Des Moines

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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: A Christmas Carol

December 13 - 22, 2019 Get Tickets

Comedy XPeriment

December 31, 2019 - May 2, 2020 Get Tickets


January 6, 2020 Get Tickets

Iowa Stage Theatre Company: "Adore Us! Line"

January 24 - February 2, 2020 Get Tickets

Danika and the Jeb

February 6, 2020 Learn More


February 14 - 23, 2020 Get Tickets