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
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Upcoming Events At The Stoner Theater


March 1 - 10, 2024 Get Tickets

Comedy XPeriment

March 22 - 23, 2024 Get Tickets

Halftime with Billie J

April 13, 2024 Get Tickets

Comedy XPeriment

April 19 - 20, 2024 Get Tickets


April 26 - May 5, 2024 Get Tickets

Comedy XPeriment

May 17 - 18, 2024 Get Tickets