Public Programs

Public education programs intersect with all areas of Des Moines Performing Arts programming – from Broadway to music to dance. Connecting with the art on stage, these programs deepen the performance experience and provide engaging learning opportunities through the arts for all ages.

Des Moines Performing Arts brings the best of the performing arts to Des Moines. Through special pre and post-performance events, such as guest lectures and Q&As, audience members gain an inside look into the inner workings of the performance. Pre and post-performance education opportunities are built into every single performance on The Dance Series and Wellmark Blue Cross Blue Shield Family Series.

Des Moines Performing Arts provides unique training opportunities for local artists of all ages. Guest Broadway artists, professional dancers, and other performing arts professionals lead interactive master classes and workshops typically only available in much larger cities such as New York. 

Des Moines Performing Arts provides high quality summer theater camps for young artists between the ages of 6 and 19. Young actors of all experience levels experience the thrill of performing on Des Moines Performing Arts main stage in a performance camp, while teens with previous theater training are invited to participate in an unforgettable week-long musical theater intensive taught by guest Broadway artists.

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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