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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 "A Chorus Line," "A Little House Christmas," "Disney's The Little Mermaid," "Elephant & Piggie's 'We Are in a Play!,'" and "Ragtime." 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

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

Second Saturday


  • From: 07:30 PM to 10:00 PM

Friday Funday: The Elves and the Shoemaker

  • December 15, 2017
    From: 09:30 AM to 01:30 PM

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

Friday Funday: The Three Little Pigs

  • January 12, 2018
    From: 09:30 AM to 01:30 PM

Misery

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

Friday Funday: The Mitten

  • February 2, 2018
    From: 09:30 AM to 01:30 PM

Miss Nelson Is Missing!

  • Recurring weekly on Sunday, Friday, Saturday until March 11, 2018
    7:00 PM Fri; 1:00 & 5:00 PM Sat-Sun

Friday Funday: Pinocchio

  • March 2, 2018
    From: 09:30 AM to 01:30 PM

Friday Funday: Sleeping Beauty

  • April 6, 2018
    From: 09:30 AM to 01:30 PM

Ragtime

  • Recurring weekly on Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday until April 28, 2018
    7:30 PM Wed-Sat; 2:00 PM Sun