The Des Moines Civic Center in Des Moines, Iowa, has been presenting Broadway shows, ballets, concerts and other events since 1979. The Des Moines Civic Center has hosted performances by acts such as Chicago and JoJo Siwa, plays like The Play That Goes Wrong, performances such as Star Wars In Concert and much more. The Stoner Theater, located within the Civic Center, hosts much of the venue's smaller shows as well as lectures. Both of these venues make up one of the biggest performing arts theaters in Des Moines to date. The best Des Moines Civic Center tickets for events can be found at StubHub.
What is Des Moines Civic Center's seating capacity?
The venue can accommodate 2,700 guests.
How do I get to the Des Moines Civic Center?
Getting to Des Moines Civic Center events is very easy whether you are coming east or west. If you are traveling on I-235 West, get off at 3rd Street, and the Des Moines Civic Center will be just a few blocks down. If you are traveling on I-235 East, get off at 5th Avenue/3rd Street, and the center will be a few blocks ahead.
What parking options are available for Des Moines Civic Center events?
If you would like to self-park, there are plenty of meters located around the center. If you would like to valet instead, most Des Moines Civic Center performances have that option available beginning an hour before the start of showtime. You could either pay for your valet the day of your event, or you can purchase it in advance online. There is also a parking garage located on 4th Street and Grand Avenue as well as one located on 3rd Street and Court that allows access to the civic center via the Skywalk. All of the above parking options have fees, but there is free parking available in the lot between 10th Street and 9th Street near Locust Street. Parking here is free after 5 p.m. Monday thru Friday as well as on the weekends.
Does the Des Moines Civic Center accommodate people with special needs?
Yes, the center has wheelchairs available for people who have mobility challenges, listening devices for the hearing impaired, elevators, Braille for the blind and large print for those with weakened vision. The center is even sensory friendly and presents shows for people who have autism or any other type of sensory issues.
What type of classes does the Des Moines Civic Center have available for youth?
For starters, there is a musical theatre camp for children between the 3rd and 8th grade. Children in this camp get to learn all about productions as well as how to work together as a team while building their character and confidence. Other classes are the Broadway Summer Intensive, Broadway Academy, Mission Improvisation and Master Classes.Back to Top
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