PAY WHAT YOU CAN

Paramount believes everyone should have the chance to see live theater, and so we developed this program. Located in downtown Aurora, Paramount Theatre is offering two Pay What You Can Nights per show.  What that means is you pay whatever you can and feel comfortable paying per ticket. You can buy up to 4 tickets for that performance. You will get the best seats available for that performance at the time you buy it. It is that simple.

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HERE’S HOW YOU GET TICKETS

You can buy tickets in-person, at the box office the day of the show starting at 10 a.m. up to show time.

BOX OFFICE LOCATION

Paramount Theatre, 23 East Galena Boulevard in downtown Aurora.

Copley Theatre, 8 East Galena Boulevard in downtown Aurora.

HOW IT WORKS

Come to the ticket window and let the staff member know you are here for the pay what you can performance. You will be asked how much you’d like to pay per ticket, and that is the price per ticket you will pay.

LIMIT

There is a limit of 4 tickets per person. Tickets are subject to availability. Offer not valid toward previous purchases. Online or over-the-phone purchases will not be permitted.

SEATS

You will get the best possible seats available at the time of your purchase.

FOR MORE INFORMATION

Call 630-896-6666

COVID INFORMATION

Face masks are not required to attend, but strongly encouraged. Proof of vaccination or negative COVID test is no longer required.

ABOUT R.E.A.C.H. AURORA

DONATE TO R.E.A.C.H.

Paramount is fiercely committed to making the performing arts accessible to the people of the greater Aurora community. To that end, we’ve created a new fundraising program at Paramount called REACH — aka Resources Expanding the Arts and Connecting Humanity.

Paramount’s REACH initiative supports programs that create limitless opportunities for children, and adults alike, to experience the arts. In fact, to kick this season off, we plan to host new Pay-What-You-Can performances and other free or reduced-priced events at our venues throughout the season sponsored by REACH.

Additionally, the REACH fund will support our commitment to Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion in our community.

The highest purpose of any theater is to inspire its community toward a more perfect humanity. Such humanity can exist only when we reach every member of our community and ensure for them to be included, valued, empowered and heard.

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Fun Home

Bold – Fun Home

Copley Theatre is offering two Pay What You Can Nights for their upcoming production of Fun Home. What that means is you pay whatever you can and feel comfortable paying per ticket. You can buy up to 4 tickets for that performance. You will get the best seats available for that performance at the time you buy it. It’s that simple.

Register for a Pre-Show

PERFORMANCE DATES

Thursday, August 4 at 7 p.m., & Saturday, August 6 at 2 p.m. Tickets are subject to availability

ABOUT THE SHOW

Winner of 5 TONY AWARDS, INCLUDING BEST MUSICAL

Fun Home takes you on a reflective journey of love, loss and family. Alison looks back on her life and struggles with her closeted father’s choice to end his life. She knows this struggle firsthand after coming out herself. Through the eyes of Alison, we begin to see how our differences bring us together. And while it may seem a picture-perfect family on the outside, BEHIND CLOSED DOORS THERE’S A DIFFERENT STORY.

Suggested for ages 13+ for some adult language and references to adult sexual content and suicide.

Fun Home Pay What You Can performances are supported by Kevin Fitzpatrick

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Dreamgirls

Dreamgirls

Paramount Theatre is offering two Pay What You Can Nights for their upcoming production of Dreamgirls. What that means is you pay whatever you can and feel comfortable paying per ticket. You can buy up to 4 tickets for that performance. You will get the best seats available for that performance at the time you buy it. It’s that simple.

PERFORMANCE DATES

Thursday, September 1 at 7 p.m., & Saturday, September 3 at 3 p.m. Tickets are subject to availability

ABOUT THE SHOW

NOMINATED FOR 13 TONY AWARDS, INCLUDING BEST MUSICAL

It’s the 1960s where the sound of Motown is on the rise. Meet the Dreamettes, Effie, Deena and Lorrell, three women trying to break their way onto the music scene. When car salesman Curtis Taylor Jr. signs the three singers to a record label, he sets in motion a series of events that will forever change their lives, for better and for worse. Join the Dreamgirls as they navigate the highs and lows of life, love and fame. And remember, all you gotta do is dream.

Suggested for ages 10+, includes some adult language and relationship content.

Dreamgirls Pay What You Can performances are supported by Kevin Fitzpatrick and Alderwoman Scheketa Hart-Burns

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BULL: a love story

Bold – bull: a love story

Copley Theatre is offering two Pay What You Can Nights for their upcoming production of BULL: a love story. What that means is you pay whatever you can and feel comfortable paying per ticket. You can buy up to 4 tickets for that performance. You will get the best seats available for that performance at the time you buy it. It’s that simple.

PERFORMANCE DATES

Thursday, October 6 at 7 p.m., & Saturday, October 8 at 2 p.m. Tickets are subject to availability

ABOUT THE SHOW

A world premiere play developed through Paramount’s Inception Project.

Bull dealt drugs, got caught, and served his time. For a decade, he’s thought about one thing: coming home. On the day Bull is released from prison, he returns to his old Chicago neighborhood, Lakeview, now unrecognizable. Hopeful and eager, he is ready to resume life with his family, only to discover how much has moved on without him. His dream now within grasp, what will it take to get home?

Suggested for ages 13+ for some adult language.

BULL: a love story Pay What You Can performances are supported by Kevin Fitzpatrick

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Sound of Music

Sound of music

Paramount Theatre is offering two Pay What You Can Nights for their upcoming production of Sound of Music. What that means is you pay whatever you can and feel comfortable paying per ticket. You can buy up to 4 tickets for that performance. You will get the best seats available for that performance at the time you buy it. It’s that simple.

PERFORMANCE DATES

Thursday, November 10 at 7 p.m., & Saturday, November 12 at 3 p.m. Tickets are subject to availability

ABOUT THE SHOW

NOMINATED FOR 9 TONY AWARDS, AND WINNER OF BEST MUSICAL

When carefree nun-in-training Maria is sent by her convent to be the governess of seven children, she finds herself unexpectedly questioning her choices in life and falling in love with the children’s stern father, all the while the events of World War II play out in the background. One of the most beloved musicals of all time and a holiday favorite, The Sound of Music has enchanted audiences for more than 50 years. Experience it for the first time or all over again at Paramount Theatre, where our lobby will be decked out in Christmas decorations, including a two-story Christmas tree.

Suggested for ages 5+, includes some discriminatory language, depiction of Nazi’s and images of swastikas.

The Sound of Music Pay What You Can performances are supported by Kevin Fitzpatrick

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Into the Woods

Into the woods

Paramount Theatre is offering two Pay What You Can Nights for their upcoming production of Into the Woods. What that means is you pay whatever you can and feel comfortable paying per ticket. You can buy up to 4 tickets for that performance. You will get the best seats available for that performance at the time you buy it. It’s that simple.

PERFORMANCE DATES

Thursday, February 2 at 7 p.m., & Saturday, February 4 at 3 p.m. Tickets are subject to availability

ABOUT THE SHOW

NOMINATED FOR 10 TONY AWARDS, INCLUDING BEST MUSICAL AND WINNER OF BEST SCORE

A red cape, a strand of yellow hair, a golden shoe and a white cow. It’s these four items that send a baker and his barren wife through the woods on a magical journey to reverse a spell cast by an evil witch. Throw in Little Red Riding Hood, Jack and the Beanstalk, Rapunzel and Cinderella and you have one of the most astounding and original fairytale retellings the stage has ever seen. If you’ve seen The Little Mermaid, Beauty and the Beast or Cinderella on Paramount’s stage, then you know the spectacle and extravagance that awaits you in Stephen Sondheim’s brilliant reimagining.

Suggested for ages 12+, includes violence as well as loud noises.

Into the Woods Pay What You Can performances are supported by Kevin Fitzpatrick

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School of Rock

School of Rock

Paramount Theatre is offering two Pay What You Can Nights for their upcoming production of School of Rock. What that means is you pay whatever you can and feel comfortable paying per ticket. You can buy up to 4 tickets for that performance. You will get the best seats available for that performance at the time you buy it. It’s that simple.

PERFORMANCE DATES

Thursday, April 13 at 7 p.m., & Saturday, April 15 at 3 p.m. Tickets are subject to availability

ABOUT THE SHOW

NOMINATED FOR 4 TONY AWARDS, INCLUDING BEST MUSICAL

From the genius mind of Andrew Lloyd Webber comes a rousing, feel good and inspirational story of kids at a prestigious prep school. Wannabe rocker, Dewey Finn, has just been kicked out of his band, he can’t pay rent and his life is falling apart. When he scams his way into a teaching job meant for his roommate, Dewey turns a class of straight-A pupils into a guitar-shredding, bass-slapping, mind-blowing rock band. Dewey’s love of music and rock soon inspires the kids to pursue what they love. Based on the hit movie starring Jack Black, School of Rock inspires, entertains and flat-out rocks.

Suggested for ages 10+, includes adult language and suggestion of sexual content.

Suggested for ages 13+ for some adult language.

School of Rock Pay What You Can performances are supported by Kevin Fitzpatrick

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