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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

The Des Moines Community Playhouse presents a full season of musicals, dramas, comedies and family shows each year. Upcoming and recent past shows include "Mary Poppins," "Les Miserables," "A Streetcar Named Desire," "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest" and "Charlotte's Web." The Playhouse is one of the largest and oldest continuously-operating community theatres in the United States.

Attraction Information

General Information
  • Admission Price: Varies for each show.
  • Group Rates: Call for rates for groups 15+.
  • Guides Available:
  • 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
  • Season: Year-round.
  • Specialty Tours (Ex: Kid-friendly):: Behind the scenes, including backstage, dressing rooms, costume shop and scene shop.
  • Tour Length: 20-45 min.
  • Tour Times: Call to schedule.

Des Moines Community Playhouse Meeting Facility

  • # of Rooms: 5
  • Total Sqft.: 7,184
  • Largest Room: 3,264
  • Banquet Capacity: 200
  • Classroom Capacity: 60
  • A/V Capabilities?:
  • Free Parking?:
  • Outside Catering?:
  • Wireless Internet Available?:

Meeting Facility Rooms

Room Name Dimensions Ceiling Sq. Ft. Theater Classroom Size Banquet Capacity Reception
Mainstage Auditorium 35 X 40   0     1,400     399     0     0     0  
West Lobby 20 X 55   0     1,100     0     0     0     0  
Kate Goldman's Children Theatre 48 X 68   0     3,264     233     0     200     0  
Classroom A 35 X 42   0     1,470     0     0     0     0  
Classroom B 30 X 45   0     1,350     0     0     0     0  
Upper Lobby 0 X 0   0     0     50     0     0     0  

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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