Why Give

Did you know?

  • Des Moines Performing Arts is a not-for-profit organization.

  • Donations fund educational activities enjoyed by more than 60,000 students, educators and community members.

  • During any given season, 60% of Des Moines Performing Arts-presented performances were supported by donations.

  • Des Moines Performing Arts needs $2.6 million annually in contributed support for operations, programming and educational opportunities.

  • Since 2009, Des Moines Performing Arts has added five new performance series – all of which require donated support to succeed.

Thanks to the generous support of donors, local students are encountering their first taste of live theater, the biggest and best Broadway shows are coming to Des Moines before other Midwest markets, and professional dance has returned to the Des Moines Performing Arts stage. Simply put, your donation enriches the quality of life for all Iowans.

Thank you!


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.
  • Des Moines Performing
    Arts Partnerships:
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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