Winter Break Offerings at the Des Moines Playhouse


For young people who love theatre, the Des Moines Community Playhouse offers a winter break workshop and a five-week winter class session.


During winter break, students in grades 3-7 will audition, rehearse, make backdrops, fit costumes, and perform a show for family and friends, all within two days. Students can come for one two-day session, or both. Workshop dates are Dec. 22-23 and Dec. 29-30 and are held 9:00 AM-4:00 PM each day.


For the eighth consecutive winter session, the Playhouse is offering musical theatre classes. It’s time to stop singing in the shower and step out in front of an audience. In this five-week session, Saturdays, Jan. 10-Feb. 7, the halls of the Playhouse are filled with the voices of young performers, kindergarten through sixth grade.

Students learn Broadway show tunes and scenes that come alive with choreography and acting technique in a fun yet professional atmosphere. During the final class, students present a musical revue showcase for family and friends,

For more information on the Winter Break workshop, winter classes, and other Playhouse educational offerings, contact the Playhouse education department at 515-974-5365 or click here.

About the Playhouse

The Playhouse is Iowa’s oldest and largest producing theatre. Located at the 42nd Street exit of I-235, the theatre has presented a full season of shows since 1919 and also offers a wide variety of educational experiences including classes for ages 4 to adult, theatre trips to New York, and volunteer opportunities onstage and backstage.

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