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Des Moines - Des Moines Community Playhouse

831 42nd Street

The Playhouse's mission is to partner with volunteers to create and deliver extraordinary theatre and education programs for communities in central Iowa through high-quality entertainment with special emphasis on issues of social significance; programs which allow for the development of individual self-expression and self-esteem; and programs which identify and encourage individuals to pursue professional theatre development.


Ted Phillips

Friday, Oct. 13, 2017
The Playhouse provides great theater with local talent, and tonight even a world premiere event watching "Choice". A great brand new comedy. Give the Playhouse a try and you will fall asleep n love with the stories they share. The sound was perfect and the acting was amazing. I was wisped away to the scene to become an onlooker in the corner. You'll have a great time.

Julie Woodhouse

Thursday, Nov. 30, 2017
Great community Playhouse featuring local talent. Original play we saw was good. Actors love what they are doing. 3 stars because of wonky box office service. Tried to buy tickets online using gift certificates. When going to pay /pick up tickets the day of the show, they would not use gift certificate and had to use credit card. No an 80.00 expense I planned on. And I still have gift certificates. Have to go to box office directly to buy tickets. Really inconvenient. They asked if I had read to posting online saying you cannot use gift certificates-aparently I hadn't seen it. Make this more noticeable, please.

chris johnson

Sunday, Dec. 17, 2017
Wonderful venue and always a great cast. Such amazing local talent, and never a bad seat in the house. I've been coming here for years, and can't wait to see the renovation next summer ('18).

Eva Williams

Monday, April 16, 2018
Terrific show. Can hardly wait for the remodel and new seats.

Elizabeth Salih

Sunday, March 25, 2018
Nice place to take the kids to introduce them to drama and plays. Gave it only 4 stars because the short selection of snacks and drinks

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