Saturday, April 22, 2023


This year’s “Gala in the Garden” will offer a wide array of epicurean delights, a signature event cocktail, full bar service, a silent auction, dancing on stage, silent disco and more!

 We look forward to seeing you on the red carpet.

7:00 PM  Doors Open for Gala Guests
9:00 PM  Late-Night Guests Join the Party

Attire: Black Tie Optional

To sponsor or buy tickets, click here.

The Grand Marquee Gala serves as the main fundraising event for the nonprofit Paramount Theater. Proceeds from the event support the dynamic programming, arts education opportunities, and access to the arts for everyone in our community. 

Since reopening in 2004, The Paramount Theater:

  • Hosted over 1.1 million patrons at 2,800+ events.
  • Provided several thousand community access tickets to nearly 70 nonprofit partners, and annually hosted numerous free events open to the community.
  • Welcomed 208,581 students and teachers for live performances on stage through the Arts Education Program.
  • Continues to serve as an essential part of the cultural and economic vitality of Charlottesville’s Downtown Mall.

For questions regarding sponsorship opportunities, please contact Lauri Wilson | 434-218-1590


Click here to enjoy photos from the 2022 Grand Marquee Gala.
Photography courtesy of HOOWITHAVIEW





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