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Arts Education Program

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 2015-16 season!  Close to 12,000 students and teachers from 54 public schools (10 school divisions throughout Central Virginia), 30 private schools and 30 home school groups attended performances reaching ages Pre-K to adult education.

The 2015-16 season programming included: JazzReach’s Stolen Moments: The First 100 Years of Jazz; Young Audiences NY’s Literature to Life’s The Giver; Dallas Children’s Theater’s The BFG (Big Friendly Giant); National Players’ A Tale of Two Cities; Enchantment Theatre Company’s Peter Rabbit Tales; Mad River Theater Works Walk On: The Story of Rosa Parks; Mills Entertainment Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood Live!; Doktor Kaboom Live Wire! The Electricity Tour; and Mermaid Theatre of Nova Scotia’s Goodnight Moon & The Runaway Bunny.

The 2016-17 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 July. Brochures will be sent to all schools and home school groups in early August.  Registration for the season will kick off in mid-August at the 2nd Annual Teacher Reception on August 18!  More details to come!

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!

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

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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Contact Us

Box Office:

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

Will Call window opens 2 hours before an event and 1 hour before movies/broadcasts.

Administrative Office:

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