I had faith that the Broadway Series at the Paramount, even with the risks, would have a profound impact on the theatre and Aurora’s downtown for years to come.
Tim Rater, President & CEO

Now in its fifth year, the Broadway Series has surpassed our most optimistic projections. More than 60,000 people attended Mary Poppins last season, blowing the doors off any previous attendance record for a show in the theatre’s 82- year history. People marvel at how we can continue to produce shows that rival the originals from Broadway and still keep the prices so low.

Truth is: we can’t. Not on our own, anyway. We must have the support of the community and our patrons to continue to break records and bring these shows to life. We need your support to continue our bold and groundbreaking work. The Paramount is a non-profit organization that belongs to our community!

Last year alone, the Paramount sent more than 3,000 underprivileged children and those with special needs to see a live performance at the theatre, for free. A large group of these kids joined us for a performance of Annie. The letter below was received from one of the children:

Thomas J King (c) 6307683707

Thank you for letting me come see the show Annie. I never saw a show like that in my life. I will never forget how everything turned out for Annie and how much fun me and my brother had. Your building is huge and we hope we can come there again. Thank you!

Your donation, in any amount, will help us continue our good work. Please consider a gift to the Paramount today. We are making a difference and we will continue to bring the highest quality performances here and brighten the lives of thousands of children with your support.

Donate online by clicking the button above, or use our Mail-in Donation Form


• Matched donation from your company
• In memory of a loved one
• In honor of a loved one
• Planned giving
– Bequest, living trust, estate note
– Individual Retirement Account
– Life Insurance
– Charitable Gift Annuity
– Charitable Remainder Annuity Trust

All donations, in any amount, contribute to the continued success of the Paramount Theatre. 

A donation of $8

Sends one underprivileged child to see a live performance at the theatre

A donation of $50

Helps to underwrite the cost of Paramount shows

A donation of $150

Receive recognition in the Playbill for one year

Barry Larry the Cable GuyPremiere Society


The Premiere Society was established in 2003 to recognize the generous support of annual donors contributing $500 or greater. Society members enjoy numerous benefits, as described below. We invite you to join this important group of donors.

CLICK HERE for more information on The Premiere Society.

For more information, please call (630) 723-2484.

The Paramount is a non-profit organization and gifts are tax-deductible as provided by law.


The Paramount also relies on the time and efforts of volunteers to keep the theatre operating smoothly and providing the best experience for its patrons. For information on volunteering, please call (630) 723-2460.


CLICK HERE to learn more about the benefits of corporate sponsorship for our productions.