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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

Fancy Nancy the Musical

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

Fancy Nancy the Musical


  • 7:00 PM Friday; 1:00 PM & 4:00 PM Saturday-Sunday

Friday Fundays


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

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.

Meredith Wilson's "The Music Man"

  • Recurring weekly on Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday until August 5, 2017
    7:30 PM Wednesday through Saturday; 2:00 PM Sunday

Meredith Wilson's "The Music Man"

  • Recurring weekly on Sunday until August 6, 2017
    Starting: 02:00 PM

A Chorus Line

  • Recurring weekly on Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday until September 30, 2017
    7:30 PM Wednesday through Saturday; 2:00 PM Sunday

A Chorus Line

  • Recurring weekly on Sunday until October 1, 2017
    Starting: 02:00 PM

Choices

  • Recurring weekly on Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday until October 29, 2017
    7:30 PM Wed - Sat; 2:00 PM Sun

A Little House Christmas

  • Recurring weekly on Sunday, Friday, Saturday until November 26, 2017
    7:00 PM Fri; 1:00 & 4:00 PM Sat-Sun

Disney's The Little Mermaid

  • Recurring weekly on Sunday, Friday, Saturday until December 24, 2017
    7:00 PM Friday; 1:00 & 5:00 PM Saturday/Sunday

Elephant & Piggie's "We Are in a Play!"

  • Recurring weekly on Sunday, Friday, Saturday until January 21, 2018
    7:00 PM Fri; 1:00 & 5:00 PM Sat-Sun

Misery

  • Recurring weekly on Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday until February 11, 2018
    7:30 PM Wed-Sat; 2:00 PM Sun

Miss Nelson Is Missing!

  • Recurring weekly on Sunday, Friday, Saturday
    7:00 PM Fri; 1:00 & 5:00 PM Sat-Sun

Ragtime

  • Recurring weekly on Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday until April 29, 2018
    7:30 PM Wed-Sat; 2:00 PM Sun