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Hoyt Sherman Place is located at 1501 Woodland Avenue, Des Moines IA 50309.
If you are coming from the east side of Des Moines, take Interstate 235 westbound through the downtown area. Exit 7 for Martin Luther King, Jr. Parkway exit. At the 2nd stoplight, turn left onto Martin Luther King, Jr. Parkway, a one-way street, heading south. Go five blocks (3 stoplights), and turn left on Woodland Avenue. Keep heading east on Woodland Avenue five blocks, and Hoyt Sherman Place will be on your left-hand side, on the northwest corner of 15th Street and Woodland Avenue.
If you are coming from the west side of Des Moines, take Interstate 235 eastbound. Take Exit 7A for Martin Luther King, Jr. Parkway. Turn right onto Martin Luther King, Jr. Parkway, heading south. Go four blocks (2 stoplights), and turn left on Woodland Avenue. Keep heading east on Woodland Avenue five blocks, and Hoyt Sherman Place will be on your left-hand side, on the northwest corner of 15th Street and Woodland Avenue.
Interstate 235 runs east and west through town, but it meets up with Interstate 35/80 at both ends. If you are coming from the north or south of town, it is easy to find.
Hoyt Sherman Place's Administrative Office hours are Monday - Friday from 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM. The Box Office is open Monday - Friday 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM. Unless there is an event scheduled, the facility is closed on the weekends.
Yes. Accessible parking is available in the main parking lot located on the east side of the venue on the corner of 15th Street and Woodland Avenue.
An accessible ramp leads to the east facing Box Office door.
An elevator is located in the Box Office lobby on the lower level east side of the venue. The elevator accesses the main floor and balcony lobbies in the theater.
Accessible lifts are also available to access the mansion and art gallery.
Accessible restrooms are available in the restroom annex connected to the Box Office lobby located on the lower level east side of the venue.
The public is more than welcome to conduct self-guided tours during our operating hours which are Monday-Friday from 9:00 AM-5:00 PM, unless we have an event in the building. Please call ahead to make sure we do not have a conflict with the time you would like to visit us.
Tours led by Hoyt Sherman Place docents are also available for groups of 10 or more -- 5.00 per person. To schedule a docent led tour, please contact Janet Mootz at 515-452-0610.
BLUE STAR MUSEUM:
Hoyt Sherman Place is honored to be one of more than 2,000 museums across the United States of America to offer free admission to military personnel and their families this summer in collaboration with the National Endowment for the Arts, Blue Star Families, and the Department of Defense. Check out all of the Blue Star Museums, here.
Yes, Hoyt Sherman Place is always looking for volunteers to serve in various roles. More information here
Tickets can be purchased in person at the Hoyt Sherman Place Box Office, Monday - Friday from 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM. Our Box Office is not able to process orders over the phone but patrons can call Ticketmaster at 1-800-982-2787 to do so. Additionally, tickets can be purchased online at Ticketmaster.com.
Typically, doors open to the public one hour prior to event time. In some cases, this will only allow patrons access to the lobby, concessions, and merchandise, with theater seating starting 30 minute prior to event time.
Typically, concessions are set up in the art gallery offering pop, water, beer, and wine. Cash and all major credit cards, Visa, Discover, Mastercard, and American Express, are accepted. An ATM is located in the Box Office Lobby.
We do not sell food. No food is allowed in the theater.
Please note: outside food or drinks are prohibited.
Free of Charge:
There is a large parking lot directly to the east of Hoyt Sherman Place. Otherwise, there is ample street parking in the Sherman Hill neighborhood.
Valet parking is made available by Keck Parking at select events. $15 per vehicle. When offered, this service will be available one hour prior to show time on the east side of the building by the Box Office entrance.
Hoyt Sherman Place is an all ages venue. Some events establish an age requirement to attend which will be enforced. Please consult specific event details listed on the events page.
Hoyt Sherman Place is unable to verify or guarantee the authenticity of tickets that were not purchased directly through an authorized sales channel (i.e. the Hoyt Sherman Place Box Office or Ticketmaster.com). For this reason, we do not recommend purchasing tickets from third-party resellers. If a ticket is purchased through a third-party reseller, Hoyt Sherman Place is not responsible for any fraudulent activity and will not honor invalid tickets.
We do not issue gift cards or gift certificates directly from our venue’s Box Office. Hoyt Sherman Place is a Ticketmaster venue, and their website does offer gift cards. Those can then be used on their website when buying tickets to any of our events.
No. Firearms are strictly prohibited unless you are an on-duty law enforcement official.
For information about renting the Hoyt Sherman Place Art Gallery, please contact Toni Roberts at 515-348-6941, Evan Fischer at 515-348-6945, or by clicking Gallery Rental
For information about renting the Center for Artists and Education, please contact Toni Roberts at 515-348-6941, Evan Fischer at 515-348-6945, or by clicking Center for Artists and Education Rental
For information about renting the Hoyt Sherman Place Theater, please contact Allison Johnson at 515-348-6947 or by clicking Theater Rental
Yes. Photo shoots and video shoots need to be set-up and scheduled in advance. Please call 515-244-0507 for availability and rental rates.