Blank Performing Art Center

41.365435,-93.567277, Indianola

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

The Memory of Water by Shelgh Stephenson

The Memory of Water by Shelgh Stephenson 11/22 7:30pm

The Simpson Community is invited to witness The Memory of Water. Dates and times: November 15-16 at 7:30 p.m. and November 17 at 1:00 p.m. Additional...

The Memory of Water by Shelgh Stephenson

The Memory of Water by Shelgh Stephenson 11/23 1:00pm

The Simpson Community is invited to witness The Memory of Water. Dates and times: November 15-16 at 7:30 p.m. and November 17 at 1:00 p.m. Additional...

Simpson College Community Orchestra Concert

Simpson College Community Orchestra Concert 11/23 7:30pm

Simpson students and members of the community play in this fantastic orchestra concert.

Yoga

Yoga 11/26 6:30am

A spiritual and ascetic discipline, a part of which, including breath control, simple meditation, and the adoption of specific bodily postures, is widely...

Yoga

Yoga 11/27 5:00pm

A spiritual and ascetic discipline, a part of which, including breath control, simple meditation, and the adoption of specific bodily postures, is widely...

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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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