Arts - Music - Theater

Art Scene
Art Scene

Art Scene, Iowa’s first and only independent state wide publication dedicated exclusively to Iowa’s arts and cultural scene, is boldly connecting patrons and consumers with Iowa’s artists, galleries, attractions, performers and suppliers in a monthly newspaper.

Civic Center
Civic Center

The Civic Center of Greater Des Moines serves as an outstanding community performing arts center, accessible to all, where people may be educated, entertained and enlightened.

Civic Music Association
Civic Music Association

Civic Music Association brings an artistic legacy of fine arts performances to Des Moines, forever ensuring a culturally rich community.

Des Moines Art Center
Des Moines Art Center

The Art Center presents thought-provoking exhibitions and educational programs, as well as hands-on studio art classes.

Des Moines Art Festival
Des Moines Art Festival

FREE, three-day celebration of the arts, that decorates the downtown riverfront with exceptional artwork, entertainment and children's activities.

Des Moines Metro Opera
Des Moines Metro Opera

After 35 successful seasons, DMMO continues its unwavering commitment to the mission and philosophy of its founders: To operate a progressive opera company with a national reputation that fosters the excellence, diversity and vitality of the arts in the United States.

Des Moines Playhouse
Des Moines Playhouse

The Playhouse's mission is to partner with volunteers to create and deliver extraordinary theatre and education programs for communities in central Iowa.

Des Moines Symphony
Des Moines Symphony

The Des Moines Symphony is a full-service professional orchestra. The orchestra performs seven pairs of classical concerts throughout the season, as well as a pops performance, family concerts, in-school ensemble performances, and its annual Yankee Doodle Pops concert, a free performance on the State Capitol grounds on July 3rd.

Drake University Performing Arts
Drake University Performing Arts

Drake University's symphony orchestra, choral ensemble, wind ensemble, and jazz ensemble provide concerts and recitals. Musical and theater performances also are offered to the public.

Drama Workshop
Drama Workshop

The Drama Workshop produces a broad spectrum of theater arts experiences based on the authoritative works of classical theater and great works of the modern era.

Hoyt Sherman Place
Hoyt Sherman Place

The newly renovated historic theater built in 1923, hosts and impressive array of world renowned musicians, theatrical productions, and local performing arts events.

Iowa Dance Theatre
Iowa Dance Theatre

Iowa Dance Theatre (IDT) is a non-profit organization based in Des Moines, IA. It was established in 1983 to bring performance and education opportunities to Iowa's youth and professional dancers, and has produced many successful professional dancers.

Metro Arts Alliance
Metro Arts Alliance

Metro Arts Alliance enriches the quality of life in Greater Des Moines by connecting people to the arts through programming, communication and support of artists and arts organizations.

Palladian Interactive Theater
Palladian Interactive Theater

Palladian Interactive Theatre extends the traditional dinner theatre concept to include much more than the dinner and the theatre - it also lets the audience be the performers!

Temple for Performing Arts
Temple for Performing Arts

Home to the Iowa Youth Chorus & The Des Moines Symphony Academy, as well as events, catering, restaurants and retail.

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Administration Building
111 Court Avenue
Des Moines, IA 50309

P: (515) 286-3000
F: (515) 323-5225

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