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Hoyt Sherman Place

1501 Woodland Avenue

A grand manor home built in 1877 by prominent businessman Hoyt Sherman; the structure is now a museum and performing arts center. The original house and gallery display an impressive collection of 19th and 20th century paintings and elaborately carved 17th century furniture as well as many rare, ancient artifacts. The newly renovated historic theater built in 1923, hosts an impressive array of world renowned musicians, theatrical productions, and local performing arts events.


Melissa Reyerson

Wednesday, Aug. 8, 2018
I love this venue! Not only is it beautiful, but they get a wide variety of artists. All of the seating is great - as it is not a very large venue. It reminds me of the old theater houses in Russia. Definitely unique and not your average venue.

Tim Baker

Sunday, July 29, 2018
Great, little intimate place for a concert, my only complaint being the size of the seats. I'm a bigger guy. And when you're sitting next to a couple other bigger people you feel cramped. Other than that it's a great place

Money Simpson

Saturday, July 7, 2018
My wife, daughter and I saw the Wombats and Pixies here and it was amazing. This gem of a venue sits in the historic Sherman Hills neighborhood on Woodland Avenue in Des Moines. I will go to as many shows as I can at this venue, as the seating and sound were top notch!

terry floss

Sunday, Aug. 12, 2018
Superior acoustics. I watched a Brit Floyd concert here and with a maximum seating capacity of approximately 1250 it made for an intimate atmosphere.

George Evans

Friday, April 13, 2018
Went to see the Dixie Dregs. The venue is small but beautiful . One usher informwd us that it was built in the 20s. Hoyt has amazing acoustics! The sound was really balanced and the clarity of each instrument has to be heard to understand There is not a bad seat in the house. I walked the entire venue and no matter where you sit, you you have a good view and great sound. I'm already planning what to see here next.

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