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Des Moines Community Playhouse

  • 831 42nd Street | Des Moines, IA 50312
  • Phone: (515) 277-6261
  • Region: Central
  • Overview

    The Des Moines Playhouse, one of the oldest and largest community theatres in the U.S., typically presents a full season of musicals, dramas, comedies, and family shows each year.

    In 2020-21, shows will be announced as soon as scheduled. Audience capacity is limited to 35% or less, shows are 90-100 minutes and presented without intermission, and casts are small. Full safety protocols are posted on The Playhouse's website.

  • Amenities
    Attraction Information
    Business Continuity
    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. kid-friendly
    • Tour Length: 20-45 min.
    • Tour Times: Call to schedule.
    General
    • No Contact Services:
    • Reduced Occupancy/Occupancy Limits:
    • Hand Wash/Sanitizer Stations:
    • Open For Business:
    • Face Mask Recommended:
  • Meeting Facilities
    Facility Info
    Meeting Rooms
    • Largest Room 3264
    • Total Sq. Ft. 7184
    • Theatre Capacity 413
    • A/V Capabilities? true
    • Outside Catering? true
    • Free Parking? true
    • Parking Capacity 75
    • Wireless Internet Available? true
    • Wireless Internet Notes (fees, etc) Free
    • Banquet Capacity 200
    • Number of Rooms 5
    • Classroom Capacity 60
    Mainstage Auditorium
    • Total Sq. Ft.: 1400
    • Width: 35
    • Length: 40
    • Theater Capacity: 399
    West Lobby
    • Total Sq. Ft.: 1100
    • Width: 20
    • Length: 55
    Kate Goldman's Children Theatre
    • Total Sq. Ft.: 3264
    • Width: 48
    • Length: 68
    • Theater Capacity: 233
    • Banquet Capacity: 200
    The Loud Room
    • Total Sq. Ft.: 1470
    • Width: 35
    • Length: 42
    Theatre in the Ground
    • Total Sq. Ft.: 1350
    • Width: 30
    • Length: 45
    Upper Lobby
    • Theater Capacity: 80
  • Location
    831 42nd Street | Des Moines, IA 50312