DMPA’s highest priority is our guests’ safety. Please allow extra time for arrival as each guest will be subject to security screenings and all bags will be checked. The following items will not be permitted in the venue:
Alcohol, drugs, illegal substances or any paraphernalia associated with drug use
Audio/Video recorders, professional cameras, tripods
Cans, bottles (including water), coolers, or other similar containers
Weapons of any type, including chains, knives, spiked jewelry and firearms (excluding law enforcement officers)
Pepper spray/mace/other chemicals
Duffel bags, backpacks or other oversized bags
Noisemakers such as air horns
Laser pens/pointers of any type
Any other item deemed unacceptable by the event/building management team
Guests will be able to return after disposing of prohibited items outside of the venue. If a guest elects not to do this, the guest forfeits their ticket without right to refund.
CAMERAS The use of cameras or any type of recording devices is prohibited at all times.
CELL PHONES Please turn your cell phone off or set it to the silent mode. Please also refrain from text messaging and using your phone as a light source during the performance.
CHILDREN Children younger than 5 years-old are typically not permitted in the theater. At designated family-oriented productions, however, children of all ages are permitted. Everyone must have a ticket, regardless of age. A limited number of booster seats are available at our Nollen or Prairie Meadows Lobby coat checks.
LATE SEATING Late seating will be accommodated by house staff at the earliest appropriate time. Pay attention to lobby chimes, which are sounded five minutes before the show begins, as well as after intermission.
TOBACCO USE The use of tobacco products is not allowed in any Des Moines Performing Arts space or within 15 feet of any entrance.
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221 Walnut Street
Des Moines, IA 50309 | MAP
Hours: Monday - Friday, 9am - 5pm
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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.