Temple Theater

Located on the second floor of the Temple for Performing Arts, the Temple Theater is one of Des Moines most intimate performance venues. Home to DMPA’s Temple Comedy Series and Live At The Temple Concert Series, both sponsored by Prairie Meadows, the Temple Theater offers guests the opportunity to feel like a part of the performance. 

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 info@desmoinesperformingarts.org.

Parking is available in the parking lot south of Locust St. between 9th and 10th Streets for free after 5:00 p.m. on weekdays and free on the weekends. On-street metered parking is available throughout downtown. Parking meters charge Monday through Saturday from 9 a.m. - 9 p.m. 

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Capacity: 299

Temple Theater
1011 Locust Street
Des Moines, IA 50309
(515) 246-2300
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Civic Center Ticket Office Hours:
Monday - Friday 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Temple Theater Ticket Office Hours:
2 hours prior to performance time.

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“Integrating the arts allows me to bring joy and enthusiasm into my teaching. I see such a difference in my students when we have arts integration in our lesson.”
- Dawn, fifth-grade teacher at Cattell Elementary School, Des Moines

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Upcoming Events At The Temple Theater


April 1, 2023 Get Tickets

Capital City Pride Speaker Series: Cross Generational Discussion

April 13, 2023 Get Tickets


April 15, 2023 Get Tickets


April 18 - 23, 2023 Get Tickets

Benny Benack III Quartet

April 28, 2023 Get Tickets

Capital City Pride Speaker Series

May 11, 2023 Get Tickets
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