Blank Performing Arts Center

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Named for Dr. and Mrs. A. H. Blank, this building was completed in 1971 to house the Theatre Arts Department. In 2011 an addition was added to Blank that included an elevator, expanded and accessible restrooms and increased handicapped seating to the facility to allow everyone to enjoy the performances held at Blank. The expansion created faculty space, teaching classrooms and labs and double the size of the lobby. Located in Blank are the 125-seat Barnum Studio Theatre and the 500-seat Pote Theatre, where the Des Moines Metro Opera performs its summer season. Guest artists and senior art students can display their work in the Barborka Gallery. Blank also contains a workshop and costume shop, as well as offices and classrooms

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Phone

515-961-1647

Upcoming Events

Desserts & Dialogue - Presenting Perspectives Workshop

Desserts & Dialogue - Presenting... 3/30 5pm

For faculty, staff & students: The audience will practice presenting their perspective in such a way that the person they are speaking with will actually...

Junior Visit Day

Junior Visit Day 3/31 8:45am

~~Learn about student life and the college planning process. Throughout the day you will tour campus and meet with professors, coaches and students. Check in...

Festival of Short Play 2017: Ethics and Integrity

Festival of Short Play 2017: Ethics and Integrity 4/7 7:30pm

A performance of student-directed new plays

Festival of Short Play 2017: Ethics and Integrity

Festival of Short Play 2017: Ethics and Integrity 4/8 7:30pm

A performance of student-directed new plays

Festival of Short Play 2017: Ethics and Integrity

Festival of Short Play 2017: Ethics and Integrity 4/9 1pm

A performance of student-directed new plays

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Sherry VerPloeg

Sherry VerPloeg left a positive review 2/26/2016

Very fun!

Sherry VerPloeg

Sherry VerPloeg left a positive review 2/12/2015

Unusual, entertaining and fabulous!

Sherry VerPloeg

Sherry VerPloeg left a positive review 10/1/2015

Very fun!

Becky Hastie

Becky Hastie left a positive review 2/27/2014

The opera was wonderful! I took my 14 year old daughter who was impressed with the cast and the set. It was very entertaining! We enjoyed the dance number and the lead female role had an amazing voice. Very well done!!

Becky Hastie

Becky Hastie left a positive review 2/12/2014

What a talented group of individuals we have here at Simpson! It is a show filled with humor and sadness and leaves you wanting more. Get your ticket today if you haven't already. You won't be disappointed!

Beth Beggs

Beth Beggs left a positive review 12/4/2013

Simpson's student musicians never fail to amaze me!

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