Getting Here

By Car

The Summer Festival mainstage performances take place at the Blank Performing Arts Center in Indianola, Iowa, which is located ten miles south of Des Moines, just off of US Highway 65 / 69.

The theater's address is 516 North D Street, Indianola, IA, 50125.

WESTBOUND FROM INTERSTATE 80

  1. Take Hwy 65 SE Bypass around the southeast side of Des Moines
  2. Take the US Highway 65/69 exit to Indianola and travel south for 10 miles
  3. At the 5th stoplight in Indianola, turn right onto Iowa Avenue
  4. Turn left onto North D Street.
  5. Blank Performing Arts Center is three blocks south on the right.

EASTBOUND FROM INTERSTATE 80

  1. Take Interstate 35 South around the southwest side of Des Moines
  2. Take Highway 5 exit south toward Norwalk, travel east for eight miles
  3. Take the US Highway 65/69 exit to Indianola and travel south for 10 miles
  4. At the 5th stoplight in Indianola, turn right onto Iowa Avenue
  5. Turn left onto North D Street.
  6. Blank Performing Arts Center is three blocks south on the right.

FROM INTERSTATE 35 (NORTH OR SOUTHBOUND)

  1. Take Highway 5 exit toward Norwalk, travel east for eight miles
  2. Take the US Highway 65/69 exit to Indianola and travel south for 10 miles
  3. At the 5th stoplight in Indianola, turn right onto Iowa Avenue
  4. Turn left onto North D Street.
  5. Blank Performing Arts Center is three blocks south on the right.

 

PARKING

Des Moines Metro Opera’s parking lots are available on North D Street and North E Street, both south and north of the Blank Performing Arts Center, as well as on Detroit Street on the south side of the building. All lots are free and open three hours prior to the performance. We recommend arriving at least 30 minutes prior to the performance to avoid traffic congestion.

 


BY SHUTTLE

Book a comfortable round-trip shuttle from Des Moines for just $8 (opera tickets not included). The opera shuttle picks up guests from the Des Moines Art Center at 4700 Grand Avenue in Des Moines and arrives in Indianola in time for the free opera preview 45 minutes before each performance. Reservations required. This service is available for the following performances:

  • DIE FLEDERMAUS: June 24, 2018 (matinee) Shuttle departs at 12:30pm
  • RUSALKA: July 3, 2018 (evening) Shuttle departs at 6:00pm
  • FLIGHT: July 8, 2018 (matinee) Shuttle departs at 12:30pm

NEW IN 2018

For both performances of Aaron Copland's quintessential American opera, The Tender Land, DMMO will be offering a roundtrip shuttle service from the Des Moines Art Center to the performance location at the Maytag Dairy Farms in Newton, Iowa. This special shuttle costs $15/person and will depart at 6:00pm from the Art Center. Reservations required.

  • THE TENDER LAND: July 5, 2018 (evening) Shuttle departs at 6:00pm
  • THE TENDER LAND: July 8, 2018 (evening) Shuttle departs at 6:00pm

 

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BY AIR

The Des Moines International Airport is the nearest airport, located only 10 miles north of Indianola, and serves the Midwest with many direct flights to and from destinations across the United States. Once in Des Moines, getting to and from the Des Moines Metro Opera performance site is easiest by car. Limited cab service to and from Indianola is available.