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The 138th Run for the Roses: The Kentucky Derby

Gorgeous hats, mint juleps, and more!

Ticket Price includes one complimentary drink.
The Party will begin at 4pm and the Race starts at approximately 6:25pm.

The annual 138th Run for the Roses™ has provided the awe-inspiring spectacle of majestic 3-year old thoroughbreds going head-to-head in one of horse racing’s most celebrated events. Until the advent of television, a relatively few got to actually see it: the wealthy could sit in Millionaire’s Row; for a little less, a ticket to the infield could be bought; and after 1952 anyone with a television could view the race.

Beginning in 1952, anyone with a television could watch the race in distant black and white. Then there came color television. Now, The Paramount presents the 2012 Kentucky Derby with spectacular clarity of high-definition on one of the largest screens in Central Virginia. See all the pageantry and tradition of race day, from interviews with trainers and jockeys, the sights of  attendees dressed in all their race-day finery, the parade of horses and finally what’s been called the greatest two minutes in sports – the race itself!


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

Thank you to our Marquee Producers Club Sponsor!

Thank you to our Producers 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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