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First Night Virginia

First Night Virginia transforms the Charlottesville Historic Downtown Mall into a New Year’s Eve extravaganza with over 40 performances of music, magic, dance, improv and more, all finished off with the midnight ball drop. First Night Virginia entertainment, which runs from 3:00pm until after midnight, will delight everyone young and old.

This year’s music lineup—made up of mostly local artists—includes jazz from the Greg Howard Uptet, blues from Eli Cook, 80’s bluegrass from Love Canon, swing from ACME Swing Mfg. Co. and much more. Kids can enjoy endless entertainment at “Coney Island,” an event featuring boardwalk-style carnival games and street performers, plus magic and juggling performances. Finishing things off at midnight, the outrageously fun group Groove Train will be ringing in the New Year at the Main Street Arena.

Headlining act Jason Bishop —America’s hottest illusionist— amazes all audiences with his stunning state-of-the art magic, breathtaking illusions and award-winning sleight of hand. This is a show you don’t want to miss at The Paramount Theater.

Reserved Seating means that you are assured of getting into a particular performance, and that you may sit in the reserved section.
The majotity of seats will be earmarked for General Admission. Just because reserved seating is sold out does not mean the performance is sold out.

Reserved Tickets are Valid ONLY with a Wristband.

Visit www.firstnightva.org for more information.

The Paramount Theater is proud to join forces with community leaders to bring high quality performing arts to our community.

Thank you to our Producer's Club Sponsors!

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  • Student Rush Persons with a valid student ID or proof of enrollment are eligible to purchase remaining tickets to all Paramount Presents performances at a 50% discount at the Box Office 45 minutes prior to show time.
  • Youth/Child Tickets Youth/Child tickets are for patrons ages 12 and younger. All children must have a ticket (no "babes in arms").
  • Group Sales Groups of 20 or more attending Paramount performances receive a 10% discount on the price of tickets (not valid for all shows). The complete order for a group should be placed at one time. Please contact the Box Office at 434.979.1333 for more information.

Support for the Arts

Thank you to The National Endowment for the Arts and the Virginia Commission for the Arts for their generous support of The Paramount Theater.

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Contact Us

Box Office:

Hours: Monday - Friday, 10am - 2pm
Phone: 434.979.1333

Will Call window opens two hours prior to showtime. Hours subject to change.

Administrative Office:

Hours: Monday - Friday, 8:30am - 5pm
Phone: 434.979.1922
Email: info@theparamount.net