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Des Moines Community Playhouse

  • Region: Central
  • 831 42nd Street
  • Des Moines, IA 50312
  • Phone: (515) 277-6261
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The Des Moines Community Playhouse presents a full season of musicals, dramas, comedies and family shows each year. Upcoming shows include "Willy Wonka," Mel Brooks' "Young Frankenstein," "The Great Gatsby," "Steel Magnolias," "The Boxcard Children," and "Fancy Nancy." 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.
Facility Info
Meeting Rooms
  • Largest Room 3264
  • Total Sq. Ft. 7184
  • Theatre Capacity 399
  • Banquet Capacity 200
  • Number of Rooms 5
  • Classroom Capacity 60
  • A/V Capabilities? true
  • Outside Catering? true
  • Free Parking? true
  • Parking Capacity 75
  • Wireless Internet Available? true
  • Wireless Internet Notes (fees, etc) free
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
Classroom A
  • Total Sq. Ft.: 1470
  • Width: 35
  • Length: 42
Classroom B
  • Total Sq. Ft.: 1350
  • Width: 30
  • Length: 45
Upper Lobby
  • Theater Capacity: 80

Roald Dahl's Willy Wonka


  • Fridays 7pm; Saturdays & Sundays 1 & 5pm

Friday Fundays


  • Fridays at 9:30am, 10:45am & 1:30pm

Ramona Quimby

  • Recurring weekly on Sunday, Friday, Saturday until January 22, 2017
    Fridays 7pm; Saturdays & Sundays 1 & 4pm;

F. Scott Fitzgerald's the Great Gatsby

  • Recurring weekly on Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday until February 12, 2017
    Wed - Sat 7:30 p.m.; Sun 2 p.m.

Holes

  • Recurring weekly on Sunday, Friday, Saturday until March 12, 2017
    Fridays 7pm; Saturdays & Sundays 1 & 4pm

The New Mel Brooks Musical Young Frankenstein

  • Recurring weekly on Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday until April 9, 2017
    Wed - Sat 7:30 p.m.; Sun 2 p.m.

Countdown to 100

  • April 21, 2017 - April 22, 2017

Fancy Nancy the Musical

  • Recurring weekly on Sunday, Friday, Saturday until May 21, 2017
    Fridays 7pm; Saturdays & Sundays 1 & 4pm

Sip Savor Switch

  • May 20, 2017
    TBA

Steel Magnolias

  • Recurring weekly on Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday until June 18, 2017
    Wed - Sat 7:30 p.m.; Sun 2 p.m.