#TheShowWillGoOn

Updated Sept. 1, 2020

Staff returned to the building May 4, 2020. Staff have varying, sometimes reduced hours.
Ticket Office Hours: Noon-3:00 PM, Tuesdays-Fridays, 515.277.6261
Administrative Office Hours: 9:00 AM-5:00 PM, Mondays-Fridays, 515.277.6261
Executive director: David Kilpatrick, 515.974.5353

To protect our patrons and staff, the building is closed to visitors.

 

Summer Live Theatre Drive-In

The Playhouse announced a live summer theatre series, Live Theatre Drive-in, June 12-Aug. 16, 2020, excluding July 4, 2020, weekend. Click here for more information.

The Show Will Go On: A Conversation With Des Moines Playhouse Leadership

Playhouse executive director David Kilpatrick and artistic director Katy Merriman held a live conversation on the theatre, what has been happening during COVID-19 plus short term and long term plans. Click here to view a recording of that conversation.

Single tickets for canceled shows

We decided, to protect our audiences, volunteers, and staff, to cancel our shows through Aug. 31, 2020. This includes Singin' in the Rain, Frozen Kids, Pippi Longstocking, Leaving Iowa, and Roald Dahl's Matilda the Musical, as well as the Friday Funday shows The Boy Who Cried Wolf and The Brementown Musicians.

Those who purchased individual tickets to these shows received an email Tuesday, May 19, 2020, with details on turning the purchase into a donation, creating a credit for something in the future, or getting a refund.

These forms apply to individual/single tickets only. 

Season tickets for canceled shows

We decided, to protect our audiences, volunteers, and staff, to cancel our shows through Aug. 31, 2020. This includes Singin' in the Rain, Pippi Longstocking, Leaving Iowa, and Roald Dahl's Matilda the Musical as well as the Friday Funday shows The Boy Who Cried Wolf and The Brementown Musicians.

Those who purchased 2019-20 John Viars Theatre, Flex Four, Curtain Crowd Flex, Kate Goldman Children's Theatre, and Friday Funday season tickets received an email Tuesday, May 26, 2020, with details on turning the purchase into a donation, creating a credit for something in the future, or getting a refund.

These forms apply to season tickets only. 

2020-21 Season and Single Tickets

The Playhouse will be adjusting its 2020-21 season from what was originally announced. Changes will be announced as soon as possible this summer. Titles and dates are subject to change as necessitated.

Current season ticket holders will receive renewal information and season tickets will go on sale soon after the revised season is determined. Single ticket sales will be determined at a later date.

2020 Spring and Summer Classes

We decided, to protect our students and staff, to cancel our spring and summer onsite classes.

Those with spring and summer registrations received an email Thursday, May 21, 2020, with details on turning the purchase into a donation, creating a credit for something in the future, or getting a refund.

These forms apply to class registrations only. 

Playhouse staff and teachers developed online courses lasting 45 minutes or longer for students in June. Planning is underway for July and August.

2020 Spring Best of Broadway Tours

The Apr. 23-26, 2020, and May. 7-10, 2020, Best of Broadway tours were canceled.

Travelers were called with details on turning the registration into a donation, creating a credit for something in the future, or getting a refund.

If you have not received a call, please contact Chris Andersen, director of philanthropy, at 515-974-5370.

Thank you for your patience and understanding.

Questions? Contact David Kilpatrick, Playhouse executive director, dkilpatrick@dmplayhouse.com, 515.974.5353.

The arts have an incredible power to provide connection and community in even the most isolating times. On the other side of all this, we will provide you a place where together we can share laughter, tears, and a much-needed retreat from all that we have endured. 

#TheShowWillGoOn  #MissingOurCommunity

 

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