Your Central Iowa Theatre Resource



With performance listings for ALMOST FORTY different theatre groups within roughly a half-hour radius of Des Moines, here is your complete source for live theatre in Central Iowa.

Planning for a show on a specific date?  Next weekend?  Next month?  Next year? Arrow through the months or view by week, day, or a list view of upcoming shows.

Looking for shows from a particular group or venue?  You can now filter the calendar by category (community theatre, college, script readings, etc.), or by venue.

Check out our Inside the Production articles for background information on the people, projects, and performances in the area.

You can also find a list of the Theatre Companies featured here, with links to all their own sites.  

Plus, just in case you're interested, you can read the "murderous" tale of Why We're Here, and how the idea of A Gentle Guide came to be.  

And if you have any information, questions, or comments, feel free to take Your Turn, and let us know what you think of the site, any improvements you'd like to see, or just to share your mutual passion for all things theatre, especially the incredible variety we have here in Central Iowa.

In the meantime, enjoy your visit, and then go enjoy the diversity, wonder, and magic of Central Iowa live theatre -- all found here in A Gentle Guide.