About The Paramount Theater


The Paramount Theater is a member of the League of Historic American Theaters, and is a significant part of our area’s history.  Now a vibrant and versatile venue for performing arts and community events, The Paramount is a vital contributor to Central Virginia’s present and future quality of life as well as an economic driver for the region.  As a nonprofit theater with a commitment to accessibility and excellence, The Paramount must rely on the support of donors, foundations and corporations to further its mission and bring the highest quality arts and educational programs to our citizens, while maintaining reasonable ticket prices and keeping rental rates affordable for our community’s many nonprofit arts organizations.

The Paramount averages close to 100,000 visitors annually for our regular performance season and approximately 15,000 students for the Arts Education Program.

The Mary Reese Community Access Fund allows The Paramount to reach out into the community and ensure that all citizens have access to the programs and events the Theater has to offer.

Share your Paramount Memories!

Searching for people who attended the The Paramount when it opened. Do you know someone who would be willing to interviewed about their experiences The Paramount? We’d love to get some of these great stories and photos! Email info@theparamount.net.

The Paramount Theater's Impact

The average patron spends $40 above the cost of their ticket in the community according to a study published by Americans for the Arts in 2012. With approximately 100,000 patrons through the doors each year, The Paramount has a local economic impact of nearly $4 Million. In addition to the economic impact, the Theater is a beloved cultural epicenter in our community.