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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., presents a full season of musicals, dramas, comedies, and family shows each year.

    In 2021-22, shows will be seated at full capacity. Based on CDC and state guidelines at the time of an event, protocols may include mask enforcement, social distancing, or more. Guests who do not comply with Playhouse policies will not be admitted and tickets will be refunded. 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
  • Events

    Dates vary between February 4, 2022 - February 20, 2022

    Agatha Christie's Murder on the Orient Express

    7:30 PM Wednesdays-Saturdays, 2:00 PM Sundays

    Des Moines Community Playhouse

    Dates vary between March 25, 2022 - April 10, 2022

    Singin' in the Rain

    7:30 PM Wednesdays-Saturdays, 2:00 PM Sundays

    Des Moines Community Playhouse

    Dates vary between June 3, 2022 - June 19, 2022

    Calendar Girls

    7:30 PM Wednesdays-Saturdays, 2:00 PM Sundays

    Des Moines Community Playhouse

    Dates vary between July 8, 2022 - July 31, 2022

    Roald Dahl's Matilda The Musical

    7:30 PM Wednesdays-Saturdays, 2:00 PM Sundays

    Des Moines Community Playhouse

  • Location
    831 42nd Street | Des Moines, IA 50312