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Arts Education Program


Arts Education school time shows give our youngest audience members opportunities to experience live performing arts in our historic Paramount Theater.  The Paramount is committed to presenting the very best educational theater that engages children in meaningful ways, complements school curricula, and cultivates appreciation of the performing arts.  Study guides are offered to all participating schools; performances are linked with Virginia Standards of Learning; and financial assistance is available so that all children have access.

It was a wonderful 2014-15 season!  Close to 17,000 students and teachers from 56 public schools (11 school divisions throughout Central Virginia), 26 private schools and 32 home school groups attended performances reaching ages Pre-K to adult education.  Approximately 7,000 students benefitted from financial assistance offered by The Paramount.

The 2014-15 season programming included: Visible Fictions’ The Adventures of ROBIN HOODA Perfect Balance with Kevin Reese followed by a week-long Mobile Residency at Walker Upper Elementary; Omaha Theater Company’s Lilly’s Purple Plastic Purse; The Berenstain Bears in Family Matters, the Musical;  Raisin’ Cane with Jasmine Guy & the Avery Sharpe Trio;  Ivy + Bean, The Musical;  Mad River Theater Works Freedom Bound; ARCATTACK;  Montana Repertory Theatre’s The Great Gatsby; Mermaid Theatre of Nova Scotia’s The Very Hungry Caterpillar & Other Eric Carle Favourites; and Catherine Wheels Theatre Company’s Lifeboat – A True Story from WWII!

The 2015-16 season promises to be another great community success with a wide range of new and stimulating programming.  A complete listing of performances and dates will be announced on our website in late June. Brochures will be sent to all schools and home school groups in early August.  Registration for the season will open in mid-August.

If you have any questions or would like more information about the Arts Education Program, please contact Cathy von Storch, Education Coordinator at 434-293-1000 or catherinevonstorch@theparamount.net.
We look forward to seeing you at the theater!



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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.

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Box Office:

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

Administrative Office:

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

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