Tickets

Masterworks concert tickets start at just $15 for adults and $7.50 for students.

Masterworks concert student rush tickets are available for purchase at the Civic Center Ticket Office on the day of the concert for best available seats: $5 for middle school and high school students, $10 for all other students. One valid student ID per ticket must be shown at the ticket window to receive student ticket pricing.

The Des Moines Symphony welcomes children five years and older to attend performances. Children of any age are welcome to attend youth and family concerts. All children, regardless of age, must have their own ticket to attend performances.

Masterworks Subscriptions

MASTERWORKS SUBSCRIPTION PACKAGE OPTIONS

SEVEN-CONCERT MASTERWORKS: Experience timeless masterpieces and world-renowned guest artists in seven Classical programs performed on Saturday evenings at 7:30pm and Sunday afternoons at 2:30pm. Seven-concert Masterworks packages guarantee the best seats at the best prices!

FOUR-CONCERT FLEX PACK: Compose your own season! Flex pack subscribers receive four ticket vouchers to be used in any combination at our Masterworks concerts. Use all four tickets at one concert, use one ticket for four different concerts, or any other combination. Choose your concerts when ordering or opt to receive vouchers – just exchange them for tickets at least one week prior to the concert you would like to attend. Vouchers can be redeemed in person at the Civic Center Ticket Office, or by mailing or calling the Symphony office at 515.280.4004.

SUBSCRIPTION PACKAGE DETAILS

  • Ticket orders are processed in the order they are received
  • Tickets will be mailed 3-4 weeks after orders are received
  • Programs and artists are subject to change
  • To learn about the benefits of being a subscriber, scroll down!
  • As always, student subscriptions are half price.

MASTERWORKS SUBSCRIBER REWARDS

  • Priority Guaranteed Seating: Reserve the same seats for each concert when you subscribe by May 31
  • Exclusive Savings: Subscribers receive the best available discount – up to 20% over single ticket prices
  • Priority Upgrades: Subscribers have the first chance to upgrade their 2016-2017 seats
  • Advance Ordering Privileges: Purchase before tickets go on sale to the general public
  • Early Bird Gift: Renew or subscribe by May 31 and receive a souvenir Des Moines Symphony cup to use throughout the season and at any Civic Center event
  • eProgram Notes: Provide us with your email address when you subscribe and we’ll send program notes to your inbox before each Masterworks concert
  • Concert Prelude Talks: Join 45 minutes prior to each Masterworks concert in the Stoner Theater for a free, lively and informal preview of the concert, the music, the composers and the guest artists and conductors
  • One free Masterworks ticket voucher to share with a friend
  • Enjoy one complimentary drink coupon with the purchase of any subscription
  • Free lost ticket replacement
  • Exclusive invitations to special Symphony events
  • Receive a season bookmark and convenient calendar stickers with your tickets
  • Discounted prepaid valet parking at the Civic Center
  • Annual subscription to our electronic newsletter
  • Flexible, free exchanges: Exchange your Masterworks ticket at the Civic Center Ticket Office for a different day, a different concert weekend or add tickets to another concert and invite friends to join you. Exchanges are free unless you exchange for a higher price ticket and then you’ll only pay the difference (Masterworks concerts may only be exchanged for other Masterworks concerts). Choose one of our three easy ways to exchange your tickets:
    • BY MAIL: Mail them to Des Moines Symphony, 1011 Locust Street, Suite 200 Des Moines IA 50309
    • IN PERSON: Come to the Civic Center Ticket Office (open 9am-5pm Mon-Fri and two hours before any performance)
    • BY PHONE: Call the Civic Center Ticket Office at 515.246.2300
  • If you cannot exchange your tickets, just mail them back to the Symphony office prior to the concert and we’ll gladly accept them as a donation and promptly mail a receipt for tax purposes.
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Pops Subscriptions

THREE-CONCERT POPS: Experience live music that soars, inspires, and…popsmap Pops! Our Pops concerts feature fan favorites and incredible guest artists. Pops series subscribers will save $10 over single ticket prices with each Pops series subscription package.

POPS PAIR: Enjoy the flexibility of our Pops Pair subscription! Pops Pair subscribers will receive the first two concerts in our Pops series, The Music of Queen and New Year’s Eve Pops. Packages start at just $65 for two concerts.

SUBSCRIPTION PACKAGE DETAILS

  • Ticket orders are processed in the order they are received
  • Tickets will be mailed 3-4 weeks after orders are received
  • Programs and artists are subject to change
  • Leslie Odom, Jr. in Concert uses a different seating map – please note your seats for this concert will not be the same as the first two concerts
  • To learn about the benefits of being a subscriber, scroll down!

POPS SUBSCRIBER REWARDS

  • Priority Guaranteed Seating: Reserve the same seats for each concert when you subscribe by May 31 (please note this does not include Leslie Odom, Jr. in Concert)
  • Exclusive Savings: Subscribers receive the best available discount
  • Advance Ordering Privileges: Purchase before tickets go on sale to the general public
  • Early Bird Gift: Renew or subscribe by May 31 and receive a souvenir Des Moines Symphony cup to use throughout the season and at any Civic Center event
  • Enjoy one complimentary drink coupon with the purchase of any subscription
  • Free lost ticket replacement
  • Exclusive invitations to special Symphony events
  • Discounts on prepaid valet parking at the Civic Center
  • Special prices on additional tickets all season
  • Annual subscription to our electronic newsletter
  • Flexible, free exchanges: Exchange your Pops ticket at the Civic Center Ticket Office for a Masterworks concert, or add tickets to another concert and invite friends to join you. Exchanges are free unless you exchange for a higher price ticket and then you’ll only pay the difference. If you cannot exchange your tickets, just mail them back to the Symphony office prior to the concert and we’ll gladly accept them as a donation and promptly mail a receipt for tax purposes. Choose one of our three easy ways to exchange your tickets:
    • BY MAIL: Mail them to Des Moines Symphony, 1011 Locust Street, Suite 200 Des Moines IA 50309
    • IN PERSON: Come to the Civic Center Ticket Office (open 9am-5pm Mon-Fri and two hours before any performance)
    • BY PHONE: Call the Civic Center Ticket Office at 515.246.2300
  • If you cannot exchange your tickets, just mail them back to the Symphony office prior to the concert and we’ll gladly accept them as a donation and promptly mail a receipt for tax purposes.
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Single Tickets

Masterworks single tickets start at just $15 for adults and $7.50 for students. Please note all single tickets are subject to a $5 increase on the day of the concert.

Masterworks concert student rush tickets are available for purchase at the Civic Center Ticket Office on the day of the concert for best available seats: $5 for middle school and high school students, $10 for all other students. One valid student ID per ticket must be shown at the ticket window to receive student ticket pricing.

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Gift Certificates

Give the gift of music!

Flex Packs are the perfect gift — let your friends and loved ones choose any four classical concerts and they’ll receive vouchers to redeem to accommodate their busy schedules. Order a Four-Ticket Flex Pack here.

Collegiate 7 packages can be used by any college student with a valid student ID and include all seven Masterworks Concerts for just $40. Call us at 515.246.2300 and give the gift of music to your favorite college student.

Gift certificates are also available in any increment and are valid for season ticket and single ticket purchases. Order your gift certificate here or by calling us at 515.280.4004.

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Other Ways to Buy

In person or by phone at the Civic Center Ticket Office:
Des Moines Civic Center Ticket Office
221 Walnut Street
Des Moines, IA 50309

Phone: 515.246.2300
Hours: 9 am – 5 pm Monday through Friday and two hours before any concert

By mail:

Download and fill out this order form, then send it with your payment to:

Des Moines Symphony
The Temple For Performing Arts
1011 Locust Street, Suite 200
Des Moines, IA 50309

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Student Tickets

The Des Moines Symphony is pleased to offer several affordable options for students.

Half-price tickets: Students may purchase any Masterworks subscription for half-price. Single tickets for Masterworks concerts are also available for half-price in all sections – just visit the Civic Center Ticket Office to purchase. One ticket sold per valid Student ID.

Collegiate 7: Any college student may subscribe to our seven Masterworks programs for just $50 – that’s less than $8 per ticket! Call 515.246.2300 by September 23 to order.

Student Rush Tickets: At all Masterworks concerts, subject to availability, students high school age or younger may sit in any section for $5, and older students maysit in any section for $10. That means a $65 ticket could cost just $5! Available at the Civic Center Ticket Office the day of the concert only. One ticket per valid Student ID.

 

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