It was a wonderful 2016-17 season!  Approximately 16,000 students and teachers from 56 public schools (12 school divisions throughout Central Virginia), 27 private schools and 25 home school groups attended performances reaching ages Pre-K to adult education.  Approximately 6,000 students benefitted from financial assistance offered by The Paramount.

The 2016-17 season programming included: Black Angels Over Tuskegee; Dallas Children’s Theater’s Mufaro’s Beautiful Daughters; National Players’ The Grapes of Wrath; Richmond Symphony The Snowman; What’s Going on Here Beakman?; Mad River Theater Works Everybody’s Hero: The Jackie Robinson Story; Momix: Opus Cactus; Childsplay’s Dr. Seuss’ The Cat in the Hat; and Mermaid Theatre of Nova Scotia’s Brown Bear, Brown Bear & Other Treasured Stories.

The 2017-18 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 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 Annual Teacher Reception.  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

We look forward to seeing you at the Theater!

Quick Facts

Pricing: Tickets for all students and teachers/adult chaperones are $7.50. Students and school groups that qualify for free and reduced meals may receive financial assistance.

Performance Run Times: All performances are 60 minutes unless otherwise noted.

Show Day Essentials: 

Study Guides/SOL Connections: Virginia Standards of Learning + Curriculum Connections and synopses are listed beneath performance descriptions.

Grade level designations are meant as guidelines.

More Information: Please direct all Arts Education related questions to Cathy von Storch, Education Coordinator at 434.293.1000 or