Des Moines Performing Arts Civic Center

Theater, Concert Hall, Entertainment
221 Walnut St (at 2nd Ave)
Des Moines, IA 50309
9:00am - 5:00pm
9:00am - 5:00pm
9:00am - 5:00pm
9:00am - 5:00pm
9:00am - 5:00pm


  • See wicked! was a great performance!
  • I am often here for work and never have a bad experience. Enjoy their staff, the performances, and connecting with other people in the arts here.
  • Get season tickets. Seriously. For a little more than you pay for one show, you can go to 5-7 shows at astonishingly affordable prices. Park at 5th and Walnut -- it's hardly used on show nights.
  • The StageWest season ticket is a great value. They do thought-provoking, fun performances at the Civic Center's Stoner Theater.
  • Book of Mormon, fantastic production!
  • Bring It On! <3
  • Go to court ave for drinks before... they are way cheaper! I suggest mickeys
  • The seating effing SUCKS here. Old man after old man climbs over you and trips on your feet. The seats are so effing narrow it's awkward as f@*k to try and stand up to let people pass.
  • Pre-order your drinks for intermission. Ask your bartender!
  • Enjoyed a performance of "Beautiful" a Carole King Musical (last night)
  • Great venue, we are a lucky community. John Prine concert was great...except they didn't get the sound system right...was almost like static...
  • Best venue in Iowa period! Try to get as close as you can to the front, it makes the experience even better, you feel so immersed!
  • No bad seats.
  • There are always interesting (and usually locally-produced) shows in the Stoner Theater, in the basement here.
  • Wonderful venue with a lot throughout the year!
  • Hardly a bad seat in the house. Great place for a date
  • Lots of memories playing alto sax here for the Iowa Jazz Competition held each year. Listen to a variety of cool, swingin' high school jazz bands!
  • Great venue for both Broadway road shows and concerts!
  • I went to see Book of Mormon here! If you're a bigger person the seats are a tight squeeze, though.
  • Blue man group

Nearby places

223 4th St (btwn Court Ave. & Walnut St.)
221 Walnut St (Civic Center of Greater Des Moines)