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

The Paramount welcomes our school communities to experience live arts education performances. We hold steadfast to our mission and shared belief in the important role the arts play in our lives; they nourish our hearts and minds, teach us valuable lessons and critical skills, help us create community, and give us hope for the future. Committed to keeping the arts and magic alive in the hearts and minds of our youngest audience members through high quality and accessible arts education experiences, we are excited to share this collection of Arts Education Virtual Resources. Our hope is that these resources will help support and enhance the important work happening both inside the classroom and out in meaningful, artistically rich, and uplifting ways. We invite you to explore, engage, and enjoy, and to tell us about your experiences! Please visit this page often as new content will be shared as it becomes available. In the meantime, we look forward to seeing you back at the Theater soon!

Cover image credit: Derrick J. Waller Photography


Lincoln Center for Performing Arts teams up with a remarkable group of artists who bring world-class performances and diverse musical perspectives to homes and classrooms through #ConcertsForKids. These short performances are recorded by the artists themselves with new concerts released on Wednesdays at 4:00 pm ET and then become available on demand. CLICK HERE for more information.

Kennedy Center Education offers a rich collection of digital programs and resources to engage and uplift learners of all ages through quality arts education. Opportunities to learn and experience music, dance, theater, opera, and visual and media include classroom lessons, digital learning resources, teaching artists, virtual field trips, and more. CLICK HERE for more information.

VPM Home Learning provides trusted educational resources for students grades Pre-K–12. Highlights include arts, history, science and interactive family-centered learning programs produced by regional educators. Available on television or online, these productions are coupled with national PBS programming and standards-aligned videos, interactives and lesson plans with the goal of helping to meet the home learning needs of all families. CLICK HERE for more information.


Grades K-5


Lincoln Center Pop-Up Classroom:
Whether learning in the classroom or at home, Lincoln Center Pop-Up Classroom’s growing collection of episodes is available for supplemental learning at any time. Led by some of the world’s best artists and educators, each creative learning activity utilizes simple household materials to explore a variety of art forms, from dance and music to theater and visual arts. CLICK HERE for more information.


Sing along with and get to know Sonia De Los Santos!
Join Latin Grammy nominee Sonia De Los Santos from home with En Casa con Sonia! Sing along to her beloved songs in Spanish and English, learn about the Latin American rhythms and North American folk traditions 2that inspire her music, and get to know the work of some of her favorite artists. Messages of joyful community music making and cultural bridge building will inspire and excite children and grown-ups of all backgrounds. CLICK HERE for more information.


Middle/High School

The Hamilton Education Program Online
The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History in partnership with the producers of Hamilton offers a free online history program that integrates the study of the founding era with the performing arts. It is available to all schools with students in grades 6–12. Find out more and register for this free program HERE.

WE WOULD LOVE TO HEAR FROM YOU! We value your voice and invite you to share with us your thoughts and ideas, your needs, hopes, and dreams, and those of your students too!

Quick Overview

The Paramount Arts Education Program provides a live educational theater experience for youth in our community, enhancing learning while fostering an appreciation, understanding and love of the performing arts. We have now served 220,416 students and teachers since the program’s inception in 2004.

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

Please click HERE for the 2023-24 Arts Education Season.