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The Book of Mormon

Des Moines Civic Center

Opens May 03

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Winner of NINE Tony Awards including Best Musical!

A Night with Janis Joplin

Hoyt Sherman Auditorium

Mar 15, 2016

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The woman and the music that made history!

Cabaret

Des Moines Civic Center

Opens Mar 01

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Put down the knitting, the book and the broom, and come to the Cabaret!

Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story

Hoyt Sherman Auditorium

Feb 12, 2016

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Rave on with the story of the original rock 'n' roll pioneer

Annie

Des Moines Civic Center

Opens Apr 15

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The Tony-nominated Broadway Production that's perfect for the whole family!

Wellington International Ukulele Orchestra

Temple Theater

Feb 21, 2016

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Infectiously joyful!

Dwight Yoakam

Hoyt Sherman Auditorium

Feb 25, 2016

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A postmodern preservationist and a progressive misfit in country music.

Fall Out Boy

Wells Fargo Arena

Mar 14, 2016

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The 2016 Wintour Is Coming Tour

R5

Des Moines Civic Center

Mar 12, 2016

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The Sometime Last Night Tour!

Peppa Pig's Big Splash

Des Moines Civic Center

Mar 16, 2016

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Don't miss Peppa Pig and her family's first ever US tour!

Riverdance

Des Moines Civic Center

Opens Mar 18

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The phenomenon rolls on - there will always be a Riverdance!

Brian Regan

Hoyt Sherman Auditorium

Apr 14, 2016

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The perfect balance of sophisticated writing and physicality...

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Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story dates for your diary

Dates from February 12th

This specially licensed local production is a biopic of one of the most iconic figures in the history of rock'n'roll. Despite only hitting the big time one and a half years before he died, Holly racked up a considerable catalogue of chart-topping hits, Peggy Sue, Everyday and That'll be the Day, all of which are featured in this irresistible, hip-shaking musical. Read more Buy Tickets

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Cabaret hits Des Moines

Opens March 1st

Put down the knitting, the book and the broom, and come to the Cabaret! Read more Buy Tickets

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The Book of Mormon

Dates from May 3rd

Winner of NINE Tony Awards including Best Musical! Read more Buy Tickets

One Night Only

Don't miss A Night with Janis Joplin one night only!

March 15th

The woman and the music that made history! Read more Buy Tickets

Limited Run

Don't miss Annie, strictly limited run

From April 15th to April 17th only

The Tony-nominated Broadway Production that's perfect for the whole family! Read more Buy Tickets

One Night Only

Just one chance to see Fall Out Boy

March 14th

The 2016 Wintour Is Coming Tour Read more Buy Tickets

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Musicals

A Night with Janis Joplin

Mar 15, 2016 at Hoyt Sherman Auditorium

Annie

Opens Apr 15 at Des Moines Civic Center

Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story

Feb 12, 2016 at Hoyt Sherman Auditorium

Cabaret

Opens Mar 01 at Des Moines Civic Center

The Book of Mormon

Opens May 03 at Des Moines Civic Center

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Family Shows

Annie

Opens Apr 15 at Des Moines Civic Center

Peppa Pig's Big Splash

Mar 16, 2016 at Des Moines Civic Center

Riverdance

Opens Mar 18 at Des Moines Civic Center

Shen Yun Performing Arts

Feb 16, 2016 at Des Moines Civic Center

Visit our Family Shows page

Comedy & Stand-up

Brian Regan

Apr 14, 2016 at Hoyt Sherman Auditorium

Jeff Dunham

Aug 18, 2016 at Iowa State Fair

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Concerts

Beach Boys

May 15, 2016 at Des Moines Civic Center

Don Williams

Apr 13, 2016 at Hoyt Sherman Auditorium

Dwight Yoakam

Feb 25, 2016 at Hoyt Sherman Auditorium

Fall Out Boy

Mar 14, 2016 at Wells Fargo Arena

Graham Nash

May 1, 2016 at Hoyt Sherman Auditorium

Justin Bieber

Jun 22, 2016 at Wells Fargo Arena

Keb Mo

Apr 19, 2016 at Hoyt Sherman Auditorium

R5

Mar 12, 2016 at Des Moines Civic Center

Shinedown

May 13, 2016 at 7 Flags Event Center

Wellington International Ukulele Orchestra

Feb 21, 2016 at Temple Theater

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Dance & Ballet

Riverdance

Opens Mar 18 at Des Moines Civic Center

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Cirque

Shen Yun Performing Arts

Feb 16, 2016 at Des Moines Civic Center

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