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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.


Charles Bischof

Wednesday, Aug. 1, 2018
We've had season tickets since 1983 and have enjoyed almost every play we've seen. The recent remodeling project has really added to the beauty of the facility. Parking has also been improved. Another benefit is the New York theater trips organized by the Playhouse. It allowed us to see several great plays on Broadway.

Janet Whiteside

Saturday, June 23, 2018
I love the playhouse! Great entertainment! Top-notch actors & actresses. Staff very friendly. Also appreciate the volunteers. Good place to go for good entertainment. Highly recommend!

Brian Bopp

Friday, May 18, 2018
Des Moines Playhouse has all the resources to keep up their great reputation in Community Theatre. Every show is well done.

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.

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).

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