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Des Moines Community Playhouse

Region: Central
  • 831 42nd Street
  • Des Moines, IA 50312
  • Phone: (515) 277-6261 | Toll-Free: (877) 862-5621
  • Fax: (515) 277-8019
  • Website

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General Information
  • Season: Year-round.
  • Hours of Operation: Ticket Office: Noon - 6 p.m. T-F; Open 2 hours prior to show times. Administrative Office: 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. M-F
  • Admission Price: Varies for each show.
  • Group Rates: Call for rates for groups 15+.
  • Guides Available:
  • Tour Length: 20-45 min.
  • Tour Times: Call to schedule.
  • Specialty Tours (Ex: Kid-friendly):: Behind the scenes, including backstage, dressing rooms, costume shop and scene shop.

Boeing Boeing

  • May 23, 2014 - June 08, 2014
  • Location: Des Moines Community Playhouse
  • Address: 831 42nd Street, Des Moines, IA 50312

Swinging '60s, Paris. Playboy Bernard is engaged to Gloria. And Gabriella. And Gretchen. When a scheduling change grounds all three flight attendant... View Details

Shrek

  • July 11, 2014 - August 03, 2014
  • Location: Prairie Meadows-Polk County Stage @ Des Moines Community Playhouse
  • Address: 831 42nd Street, Des Moines, IA 50312
  • Recurrence: Recurring every 4 weeks on Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday

Shrek is an ogre who just wants to be left alone. Despite that, he finds himself with an unwanted sidekick, a wisecracking Donkey, and a mission to re... View Details

South Pacific

  • September 05, 2014 - September 28, 2014
  • Location: Prairie Meadows-Polk County Stage @ Des Moines Community Playhouse
  • Address: 831 42nd Street, Des Moines, IA 50312
  • Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday

On a tropical island paradise, love blooms between Army nurse Nellie Forbush and plantation owner Emile deBecque, and between Lt. Cable and the lovely... View Details

Girls' Weekend

  • October 17, 2014 - November 02, 2014
  • Location: Prairie Meadows-Polk County Stage @ Des Moines Community Playhouse
  • Address: 831 42nd Street, Des Moines, IA 50312
  • Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday

The ladies tell everyone they're going to Dot's weekend cabin for book club, but it becomes clear after the third case of wine comes through the door ... View Details

The Best Christmas Pageant Ever

  • November 14, 2014 - November 29, 2014
  • Location: Kate Goldman Children's Theatre @ Des Moines Community Playhouse
  • Address: 831 42nd Street, Des Moines, IA 50312
  • Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Sunday, Friday, Saturday

The Herdmans are the meanest, nastiest kids in the history of the world. They lie, steal, and smoke cigars (even the girls)! When they take over the l... View Details

Mary Poppins

  • December 05, 2014 - December 28, 2014
  • Location: Prairie Meadows-Polk County Stage
  • Address: 831 42nd Street, Des Moines, IA 50312
  • Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday

It'll be a jolly holiday at the Playhouse with Mary Poppins! Based on the beloved Disney film, Mary Poppins is supercalifragilisticexpialidocious. View Details

The Miracle Worker

  • January 16, 2015 - February 01, 2015
  • Location: Kate Goldman Children's Theatre @ Des Moines Community Playhouse
  • Address: 831 42nd Street, Des Moines, IA 50312
  • Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Sunday, Friday, Saturday

This is the true story of Helen Keller, blind, deaf, and mute since a childhood illness, and Annie Sullivan, the teacher who breaks through Helen's da... View Details

A Streetcar Named Desire

  • February 06, 2015 - February 22, 2015
  • Location: Des Moines Community Playhouse - Prairie Meadows-Polk County Stage
  • Address: 831 42nd Street, Des Moines, IA 50312
  • Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday

Tennessee Williams' sultry drama is set in New Orlean's French Quarter. Former school teacher and fraying beauty Blanche DuBois is forced to move in w... View Details

The Somewhat True Tale of Robin Hood

  • February 27, 2015 - March 15, 2015
  • Location: Kate Goldman Children's Theatre @ Des Moines Community Playhouse
  • Address: 831 42nd Street, Des Moines, IA 50312
  • Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Sunday, Friday, Saturday

The charming but egotistical Robin Hood leads his band of merry men and Lady Marian in a battle with the evil Prince John and Sheriff of Nottingham. T... View Details

Around the World in 80 Days

  • April 10, 2015 - April 26, 2015
  • Location: Prairie Meadows-Polk County Stage @ Des Moines Community Playhouse
  • Address: 831 42nd Street, Des Moines, IA 50312
  • Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday

Hold onto your seats for the original amazing race! Join fearless adventurer Phileas Fogg and his faithfal manservant, Passepartout, as they race to b... View Details


The Parent Organization of the Des Moines Area Sports Commission
400 Locust Street, Suite 265, Des Moines, IA 50309-2350 (800) 451-2625
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