Arts, Music & Entertainment in Des Moines

Arts, Music & Entertainment in Des MoinesDes Moines offers the best arts, music and entertainment venues, from the orchestra to opera to modern performing arts centers and historic theater venues. We've searched everywhere to make sure our hand-selected list gets you out in the capital city for the hottest entertainment tickets in town.

Civic Center of Greater Des Moines
See big ticket entertainment at the Civic Center of Greater Des Moines. The stage is home to top concerts, major Broadway shows and popular special events. You'll enjoy watching nationally and internationally acclaimed performances like Frankie Vallie and La Cage aux Follies.

Address: 221 Walnut Street, Des Moines, IA 50309 - MAP
Phone: (515) 243-1285
Web: www.civiccenter.org

The Temple for Performing Arts
Mamma Mia! The Temple for Performing Arts is the city's grandest performing arts venue for music, theatrical performances and other entertainment. Marked as one of the most endangered historic buildings in Des Moines, it has been majestically restored and is the proud home of the Des Moines Symphony.

Address: 1011 Locust Street, Des Moines, IA 50309 - MAP
Phone: (515) 331-1753
Web: www.templeforperformingarts.com

Des Moines Art Center
Art connoisseurs flock to the Des Moines Art Center to appreciate world-renowned artworks on permanent display from artists such as Henri Matisse, Claude Monet, Andy Warhol and Georgia O'Keeffe. Enjoy an art museum dedicated to engaging local and international audiences through prominent paintings, sculptures, modern art and mixed media.

Address: 4700 Grand Avenue, Des Moines, IA 50312 - MAP
Phone: (515) 277-4405
Web: www.desmoinesartcenter.org

Ballet Des Moines
Pick up tickets to the Ballet Des Moines. From opening night to closing night, you're poised for a lovely evening at the ballet. The mesmerizing resident dancers bring to life the magical stories of ballet classics like The Nutcracker and Wizard of Oz. Come experience a night of mixed emotions, story ballet and exquisite ensemble dances.

Address: 712 East 2nd Street, Des Moines, IA 50309 - MAP
Phone: (515) 440-1177
Web: www.balletdesmoines.org

Des Moines Metro Opera
Don Pasquale has been spotted causing a comedic commotion on stage at Des Moines Metro Opera! Come see more comedic and fatal stories performed by the opera company at the Civic Center of Des Moines. You'll enjoy the highest caliber of grand opera entertainment with full-scale productions delivering heart-pounding excitement. Where's your ticket?

Address: 106 West Boston Avenue, Indianola, IA 50125 - MAP
Phone: (515) 961-6221
Web: www.desmoinesmetroopera.org

Des Moines Symphony
Enjoy the sweeping sounds of the Des Moines Symphony, the prestigious resident company of the acoustically acclaimed 2,266-seat Civic Center of Des Moines. Enjoy the orchestrated sounds of Beethoven's Ninth Symphony, a classical musical testament to the human spirit as well as other symphonic greats.

Address: 221 Walnut Street, Des Moines, IA 50309 - MAP
Phone: (515) 280-4000
Web: www.dmsymphony.org

Des Moines Playhouse
The show must go on at the Des Moines Playhouse, where you can see award-wining modern works, hilarious comedy, and outlandish musicals! You'll sing, laugh and enjoy great live theater that delights in offering plays made famous the world over on many a Broadway stage. You'll also find exceptional Children's Theatre productions.

Address: 831 42nd Street, Des Moines, IA 50312 - MAP
Phone: (515) 277-6261
Web: www.dmplayhouse.com