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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.
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
2016-17 3 Show Mainstage Season Ticket
2016-17 Flex Four
2017-18 Mainstage Season Ticket on sale Mar. 15, 2017
2017-18 Kate Goldman Children’s Theatre Season Ticket on sale Mar. 15, 2017
Holes, Feb. 24-Mar. 12, 2017
Friday Funday: The Ugly Duckling, Mar. 3, 2017
The New Mel Brooks Musical Young Frankenstein, Mar. 17-Apr. 9, 2017
Friday Funday: Stone Soup, Apr. 7, 2017
Countdown to 100: Musicals of the ’80s & ’90s, Apr. 21-22, 2017
Fancy Nancy The Musical, Apr. 28-May 21, 2017
Friday Funday: Cinderella, May 12, 2017
Steel Magnolias, June 2-18, 2017
The Music Man, July 14-Aug. 6, 2017, on sale June 2017
A Chorus Line, Sept. 8-Oct. 1, 2017, on sale June 2017
Choices, Oct. 13-29, 2017, on sale June 2017
A Little House Christmas, Nov. 3-26, 2017, on sale summer 2017
Disney’s The Little Mermaid, Dec. 1-24, 2017, on sale summer 2017
Elephant & Piggie’s: “We Are in a Play!,” Jan. 5-21, 2018, on sale summer 2017
Misery, Jan. 26-Feb. 11, 2018, on sale June 2017
Miss Nelson is Missing!, Feb. 23-Mar. 11, 2018, on sale summer 2017
Ragtime, Apr. 6-29, 2018, on sale June 2017
Ready Pass and 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 Lee Ann Bakros, group sales, at 515-974-5358. 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.
Online Ticketing Policies
- 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, Ready 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, $25 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.
Des Moines Community Playhouse Ticket Office
831 42nd St., Des Moines, IA 50312
515-277-6261, Noon-6 PM, Tuesday-Friday