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Kids Image croppedThe Paramount believes that a passion for the performing arts begins at an early age.  We are committed to presenting the finest programming through live arts education performances for area school children. The support and generosity of our Arts Education Sponsors and Partners allows The Paramount to make these programs accessible to ALL children in Central Virginia by offering performances at a reduced cost and in some cases free of charge.

Since 2004, more than 111,000 students and teachers from all over Central Virginia have attended live educational theater at The Paramount, from musicals and drama, to poetry, history, dance, music, math and science.  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.

The Paramount also offers summer theater camps through Missoula Children’s Theatre for local youth to perform in musical productions.

Click here for more information about the Arts Education Program and school day performances.  The 2014-15 performances are announced on the Arts Education Program page.

Click here for more information about the Missoula Children’s Theatre summer theater camps and performances.

Mission Statement

The mission of the Paramount Theater Education Program is to foster appreciation, understanding, and love of the performing arts.


  1. The Performing Arts. We believe that the performing arts are vital and fundamental component of every culture.
  2. Young people. We believe all young people deserve the best we have to offer.
  3. Education. We believe that the performing arts are an essential component of a rich and excellent education.
  4. Community. We believe in our shared responsibility to work cooperatively and collaboratively to achieve common goals by building partnerships and providing varied arts experiences that acknowledge the diversity of our community.


  1. Provide high quality, diverse experiences in all areas of the performing arts.
  2. Establish relationships and partnerships with educators.
  3. Improve the connection between instruction and offerings.
  4. Cultivate cultural literacy.

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.

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Contact Us

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.