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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

Meredith Wilson's "The Music Man"

  • Recurring weekly on Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday 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

Friday Funday: The Reluctant Dragon

  • September 29, 2017
    From: 09:30 AM to 01:30 PM

Choices

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

Second Saturday


  • From: 07:30 PM to 10:00 PM

Friday Funday: The Little Red Hen

  • October 27, 2017
    From: 09:30 AM to 01:30 PM

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

Friday Funday: The Frog Princess

  • November 17, 2017
    From: 09:30 AM to 01:30 PM

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

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