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Individual Tickets: Adult and Student (infant through college) prices available. In the Mainstage, Senior (ages 62+) prices also available. Use the pulldown menu after choosing your seats to select Senior and Student prices.
Groups of 15+ receive a discount by calling 515-974-5358.
Season Tickets: Adult (including Senior) and Student (infant through college) prices available.
Mainstage Content Advisory: The Playhouse does not rate subject matter as sensitivities vary from person to person. If you have questions about content, age appropriateness, or other aspects of the show (ie strobe lights and other theatrical affects), please contact the ticket office at 515-277-6261.
Children’s Theatre Age Intention: Playhouse children’s theatre productions are intended for ages 5 and up.
All persons entering the theatre, regardless of age, must have a ticket.
All orders, whether purchased online, by phone, or at the ticket office, are subject to the same fees.
Questions should be directed to the Playhouse Ticket Office, 515-277-6261. Ticket Office hours are Noon-6:00 PM, Tuesday-Friday, and two hours prior to curtain on show days.
Shows & Events Now On Sale
2019-20 Mainstage 4-Show Season Tickets
2019-20 Kate Goldman Children’s Theatre Season Tickets
2019-20 Flex Four
Disney’s Freaky Friday, Oct. 18-Nov. 3, 2019
The Princess and the Pea, Oct. 25, 2019
Celebration of the Century Show, Nov. 9, 2019
100th Anniversary Book
The Emperor’s New Clothes, Nov. 22, 2019
A Christmas Story, The Musical, Dec. 6-23, 2019
The Little Engine That Could, Dec. 13, 2019
James and the Giant Peach, Jan. 3-19, 2020
The Brave Little Tailor, Jan. 10, 2020
The Diary of Anne Frank, Jan. 24-Feb. 9, 2020
The Mitten, Feb. 7, 2020
Tinker Bell, Feb. 21-Mar. 8, 2020
Rapunzel, Mar. 6, 2020
Singin’ in the Rain, Mar. 13-Apr. 5, 2020
The Boy Who Cried Wolf, Apr. 3, 2020
Pippi Longstocking, Apr. 24-May 17, 2020
The Brementown Musicians, May 8, 2020
Leaving Iowa, May 29-June 14, 2020
Roald Dahl’s Matilda the Musical, July 10-Aug. 2, 2020
Flex Four holders wanting to reserve tickets for a specific performance need to contact the Playhouse ticket office at 515-277-6261.
Groups of 15 receive discounts by calling Debbie Jacobson, group sales, at 515-974-5361. All shows are on sale to groups.
School Matinee reservations may be made by calling Robin Spahr, education registrar, at 515-974-5365. All school matinees are on sale.
Friday Funday reservations for groups of 15 or more may be made by calling the Playhouse Ticket Office, 515-277-6261.
||The Playhouse strives to make its facility and performances accessible to all guests. Theatres are wheelchair accessible. Service animals are welcome. Assisted listening devices, large print programs, and braille programs are available at Mainstage performances. ASL interpreted performances, audio description, and other services may be available with advance notice. Please call the ticket office with specific service requests.
||The Playhouse has a telecoil hearing loop system. If your hearing ad has a T-coil, you can toggle to that setting to receive the audio signal directly without any headset or other equipment needed. Listening devices are available for free at the ticket office and can be used with Playhouse provided headset or with your own earbuds.
- All sales are final. No refunds.
- All orders, whether purchased online, by phone, or at the ticket office, are subject to the same service, ticketing, and processing fees. Ticket fees help to offset the cost of running our ticket system.
- Tickets may be exchanged up to 24 hours prior to the performance by calling the Playhouse Ticket Office, 515-277-6261. Ticket office hours are Noon-6:00 PM, Tuesday-Friday, and 2 hours prior to curtain on evenings and weekends.
- All persons entering the theatre, regardless of age, must have a ticket. Seniors are adults ages 62+. Students are infants through college student.
- Although there are no age restrictions, parents should use discretion regarding appropriateness of some shows.
- Season ticket holders wanting to make an online purchase for additional tickets to shows must use their assigned discount code to receive subscriber discounts. If you place the online order and the discount code has not been used, we are unable to refund the difference.
- When using a discount code, click on Apply and confirm the code has been accepted. If you place the online order and the discount code has not been validated, we are unable to refund the difference.
- Gift Certificates, Guest Passes, and other coupons and credits are not redeemable online. Redeem these items at the Playhouse Ticket Office, by phone at 515-277-6261 and in person. Do not place an online order. If you place the online order, we are unable to refund the online purchases.
- Your tickets will be a PDF attachment to an email from email@example.com. You can print your tickets, or you can just show them to us on your smartphone.
- Cancellations due to bad weather are typically not decided until 3:00 PM on performance day and 11:00 AM on a weekend matinee day. Cancellations will be noted on the phone system and website, and announced by the media whenever possible. Please be sure you include your email information and phone when ordering your tickets in the event we need to contact you. Tickets for a cancelled performance may be exchanged for another performance.
- In the Mainstage, $29 Hot Tickets are available 2 hours prior to curtain, are limited to available tickets, and available for purchase in person at the ticket office only.
- Student Rush Tickets are $15 for Mainstage musicals and $10 for Mainstage non-musicals. Purchases are limited to 2 tickets per student ID, and only available at the ticket office 2 hours prior to curtain.
Des Moines Community Playhouse Ticket Office 831 42nd St., Des Moines, IA 50312 515-277-6261, Noon-6 PM, Tuesday-Friday