About Us

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:

We are proud to play a part in Iowa, and invite you to join us.
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Des Moines Performing Arts
aspires to be a national leader in presenting the performing arts by engaging the Midwest in world-class entertainment, education, and cultural activities.
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Des Moines Performing Arts is a private 501 (C) (3) not-for-profit corporation presenting the performing arts to Iowa and the surrounding states. It is the presenter of major Broadway and educational touring companies, performers and groups, and is the performing home of many local and regional groups, including the Des Moines Symphony. Events, dates, times, performers and prices subject to change without notice.
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