Applause 2017 - 2018

The APPLAUSE SERIES brings world-class performing artists and diverse art forms to Des Moines Performing Arts' stages for one-hour matinee performances for school audiences. Each performance connects to in-class curriculum, providing the perfect opportunity to learn about and through the arts.


Please review our RESERVATION GUIDELINES and PAYMENT AND CANCELLATION POLICIES before placing your order.

Des Moines Performing Arts offers real-time ticketing to the Applause Series through our online order system. Simply create a person educator account to manage your reservations and to immediately confirm your reservations once your order has been placed.

Study guide materials are available to all schools attending Applause Series performances. These materials provide information about the performance, company, and art form, and provide curriculum-related activities and discussion questions.

Photos and/or video taken of attendees during Applause Series events may be used for documentation and future promotional and fundraising purposes.

Please review our policies regarding reservations, payments, and cancellations prior to placing your order.

Check out our Frequently Asked Questions page. If you don't see what you are looking for, please contact us at 515-246-2355 or

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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    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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