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The Temple for Performing Arts

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Nephews Wedding

A very historic building. It is an old historic Masonic Temple. A true diamond in the rough. A... read more

Reviewed July 22, 2018
Rob K
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Fabulous venue for a wedding

We enjoyed a wedding and reception here. Gorgeous facility and well organized food and drink... read more

Reviewed November 6, 2017
Saint Louis, Missouri
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1011 Locust St, Des Moines, IA 50309-2811
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Reviewed July 22, 2018 via mobile

A very historic building. It is an old historic Masonic Temple. A true diamond in the rough. A super venue for any type of event, especially a Wedding and Reception!

Thank Rob K
Reviewed November 6, 2017

We enjoyed a wedding and reception here. Gorgeous facility and well organized food and drink service. Quality of food was above average considering size of party. The elevators are marginal, but otherwise perfect.

Thank DocBoss302
Reviewed September 4, 2017

The exterior is typical Des Moines architecture of the period, but the interior with its Art Deco design is very interesting. The ground floor has a Starbucks. Area is safe and attended by many day and now night. Upstairs, you can watch many plays.

Thank Randy K
Reviewed August 14, 2017

attended an opera here and it was a perfect setting; loved how they have restored this building; the seating was very comfortable

Thank missgg219
Reviewed June 20, 2017

The Temple is owned by the Des Moines Performing Arts organization. It is an intimate theater that hosts plays (usually comedies), individual performers and some music ensembles. It is located on the second floor - an elevator is available for those that cannot walk stairs....More

Thank torpdo
Reviewed April 21, 2017

Here you can watch different play like The Civil War and Dance Here if you are instered going here for the fun

Reviewed April 13, 2017

I go to the old restored Masonic Lodge Temple for Des Moines Symphony events and recitals by the Symphony Academy students. The Starbucks Coffeeshop and Centro Restaurant and Des Moines Symphony ticket office are on the first floor. There are Symphony Offices on the second...More

Thank david_hance_iowa
Reviewed March 1, 2017

Every play or presentation we've attended has been outstanding. Great seats. Inviting atmosphere. Friendly staff. A great place for friends and/or a date.

Thank Stephen S
Reviewed February 13, 2017 via mobile

Went to a magician show here, not just any magician show but @thenakedmagicians. Small venue I would say holds less than 200 folks, you can purchase overpriced beverages to drink during the shows which are normally just shy of 2 hours. Conveniently located downtown with...More

Thank auditru2blue
Reviewed December 8, 2016

Most of the acts here are ones I have never heard of. When I see an event, I get on Youtube to see what they are about. Often that makes me buy tickets. They get some really good, fun people and groups. You can get...More

Thank seacorp
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