Engage the Midwest in world-class entertainment, education, and cultural activities.
Des Moines Performing Arts is central Iowa’s premier not-for-profit performing arts organization. We present professional touring productions direct from Broadway, and since our opening have positioned Des Moines as a top destination for world-class productions on their first national tours.
In addition to bringing you our top-rated Willis Broadway Series at the Des Moines Civic Center, we also:
* Expanded our programming to include The Dance Series, The Temple Comedy Series and the Wellmark Blue Cross and Blue Shield Family Series.
* Operate the Stoner Theater, Temple Theater and Cowles Commons.
* Have a special Applause Series and a robust Education Department to provide educational opportunities for area students.