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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Academic

Phone

515-961-1647

Upcoming Events

Simpson College Junior High Honor Band Concert

Simpson College Junior High Honor Band Concert 1/20/2015 6:30pm

7th and 8th grade students from many schools come together and work with exciting guest conductors, then perform an evening concert for the public.

Simpson High School Honor Band Concert

Simpson High School Honor Band Concert 1/22/2015 7:00pm

High school students from many schools come together and work with a notable guest conductor, then perform an evening concert for the public.

Simpson College Opera: Calisto

Simpson College Opera: Calisto 2/13/2015 7:30pm

Reservations required. Tickets on sale beginning January 22, 2015. Call 515-961-1637. LA CALISTO, by Francesco Cavalli, will be performed at Pote...

Simpson College Opera: Calisto

Simpson College Opera: Calisto 2/14/2015 7:30pm

Reservations required. Tickets on sale beginning January 22, 2015. Call 515-961-1637. LA CALISTO, by Francesco Cavalli, will be performed at Pote Theater...

Simpson College Opera: Calisto

Simpson College Opera: Calisto 2/15/2015 2:00pm

Reservations required. Tickets on sale beginning January 22, 2015. Call 515-961-1637. LA CALISTO, by Francesco Cavalli, will be performed at Pote Theater...

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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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