2023-24 Arts Education Season

We were thrilled to welcome back school audiences during the 2023-24 Arts Education season for high- quality educational and enriching live arts programming. A season that joyfully brought 9,687 students and teachers (Pre-K – 12) from all around Central Virginia and TOGETHER we made great memories with artists from all over the world. Students and teachers came from 44 public schools (spanning 11 school districts), 15 private schools, and 42 home school groups. Thanks to the generosity of The Paramount’s Arts Education Partners, 2,119 students received full financial assistance (free tickets) beyond the subsidized ticket price of $8.50.

We celebrate that since 2004, the Arts Education Program has now served more than 230,103 students and teachers!

The 2023-24 season programming included: The Carp Who Would Not Quit & Other Animal Stories, Honolulu Theatre for Youth; 123 Andrés, All Around the Americas; Bill Blagg’s Magic in Motion; Drum Tao; Keep Marching: The Road to the March on Washington, Mad River Theater Works; The Rainbow Fish, Mermaid Theatre of Nova Scotia; and Sing Me A Story – Finding Your Voice, Charlottesville Opera.

Planning for the 2024-25 Arts Education Program is currently underway, and we invite you to please check back later this summer for season updates.

If you have any questions or would like more information about the Arts Education Program, please contact Cathy von Storch, Education & Outreach Manager at 434-293-1000 or cathyvonstorch@theparamount.net.

We look forward to seeing you at the Theater!

Thank you to our 2023-24 Arts Education Season Sponsor:


Frequently Asked Questions:  Click HERE to find a list of FAQs, including details on registration, payments, special accommodations, etc.

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.

Financial Assistance: To apply for Financial Assistance, please complete the Financial Assistance Form and submit at the time of registration.

More Information: Please direct all Arts Education related questions to Cathy von Storch, Education & Outreach Manager at 434.293.1000 or cathyvonstorch@theparamount.net.