Plan Your Visit
Paramount Theatre is located at 23 East Galena Boulevard, Aurora IL 60506.
Valet Parking is available at the main entrance of the Paramount Theatre starting one hour prior to show time for a fee of $11-$20. Due to traffic on Galena, please line up for valet on Stolp Avenue. From Route 31 (Lake Street), go east on Downer Place and turn north on Stolp Avenue. Valet parking closes after the show. Please pick up your keys immediately following the performance. Valet parking is not available for Copley Theatre shows.
For your convenience, local parking is available for a fee at the municipal garage located on the corner of Stolp Avenue and Downer Place, just two blocks south of the Paramount. If you park in this lot, you may encounter a city employee at the entrance offering parking for a special flat rate of $3 cash if you pay in advance. This is a normal practice by the city. If you don’t have cash or want to pay after the show, the rate is free for the first hour, $2 for the second hour and $1 each hour after that. Cash is accepted at the machine by the garage elevator. Credit card is accepted upon exiting the parking garage.
Street parking is free but only available for a maximum of 90 minutes on Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., and Saturday, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. No time limit on Sundays. There is also a free parking lot on River Street, just north of New York Street. See map below. PLEASE read parking guidelines posted throughout the downtown area to avoid the risk of being towed.
Free parking is also available at the Old Second National Bank parking lot (west corner of River Street and Galena Boulevard) with a Paramount Parking Pass. This lot (not a garage) is available during non-banking hours only: Monday through Friday after 6 p.m. • Saturday 2 p.m. to midnight • Sunday all day until midnight. Please display your Paramount Parking Pass when using this lot. DO NOT PARK in the Fifth Third, PNC or Banco Popular Lots. YOU WILL BE TOWED.
Do Not Park
Please do not park in the Fifth Third, PNC or Banco Popular Lots. YOU WILL BE TOWED. We also do not recommend parking in the Hollywood Casino garage at the east corner of Galena Boulevard and River Street. It’s not an authorized lot for the theatre, and there are long wait times to get in and out of that garage. Also, rates for that garage increase on show nights. Please read parking guidelines posted throughout the downtown area to avoid the risk of being towed.
23 E Galena Blvd, Aurora, IL 60506, USA
Gallery Cafe & Bar
Grand Gallery Cafe
Cafe items are available at the Grand Gallery bar starting 1 hour prior to both matinee and evening performances through intermission.
For speedy service, check out the menu in advance and have your order ready before you reach the counter. We accept cash, all major credit cards and Paramount Gift Cards. We card everyone, no matter how old or young you look, so please bring a valid photo ID if you wish to purchase alcohol. You are welcome to enjoy beverages in the theater, but food is not allowed inside the theater.
- Liquor: Bacardi – Baileys – Captain Morgan – Jack Daniels – Jameson – Johnnie Walker Black – Maker’s Mark 90 – Tanqueray – Tito’s $6
- Barefoot Bubbly Champagne $7
- Wine: Chardonnay – Pinot Grigio – Moscato – Cabernet – Malbec $7
- Premium Draught Beer: Founders All Day Ipa – Goose Island 312 – Two Brothers Domaine Dupage $6
- Bud Light Draught – Michelob Ultra Draught $5
- Fountain: Pepsi – Diet Pepsi – Sierra Mist – Ginger Ale – Lemonade – Cranberry Juice $3
- Fountain Drink Refills $1
- Juice: Orange – Apple – Pineapple $2
- Bottled Water $2
- Two Brothers Brewhouse Blend Coffee: Regular – Decaf $3
- Hot Cocoa $2
- Bosco Cheddar Cheese-Stuffed Pretzel Breadsticks $4
- All Beef Hot Dog $3
- Gourmet Cookie: Chocolate Chip – Sugar $2
- Candy – Mints $1
Paramount Theatre offers full bar service in the Grand Gallery Lobby and Original Lobby. Beverages are available in the lobby before the show and at intermission. You can enjoy your drink in the theater at most adult performances. No food is allowed in the theater.
FOOD & COFFEE ITEMS ARE ONLY SOLD AT THE GRAND GALLERY BAR.
NO FOOD & COFFEE ITEMS SOLD AT BALCONY BAR OR ORIGINAL LOBBY BAR.
Menu differs for Copley Theatre and North Island Center events.
Menu and prices subject to change without notice.
Downtown Aurora Restaurants
Whether it’s lunch before a matinee, a quick bite after an evening show or a fantastic feast before a night at the Paramount, Downtown Aurora has a delicious option for everyone. The restaurants listed below are within walking distance of the theater and feature everything from authentic Mexican food to the perfect craft beer.
Ballydoyle Irish Pub
Hollywood Casino’s Fairbanks Steakhouse
Hollywood Casino’s Epic Buffet
1 W New York St
Hollywood Casino’s Take Two Deli
Jake’s Bagels and Deli
La Quinta De Los Reyes
New China Hut #3
Spizzico To Go
Taco Grill & Salsa Bar
Taquiera El Tio
Tecalitlan Mexican Restaurant
Authentic Mexican Food
35 S Broadway
Two Brothers Roundhouse
U Samba? Brazilian Restaurant
Hotels & Lodging
There’s still so much to do in Aurora after your event finishes at The Paramount, you might want to consider staying overnight. These nearby hotels offer not only excellent accommodations, but additional deals for Paramount patrons.
Hampton Inn and Suites - Aurora
Attendees of Paramount performances receive 15% off of their room for the evening! Please call the hotel directly for more details. Offer subject to availability.
Offer good only to attendees of Paramount-produced shows. Not valid for organizations renting The Paramount for shows, competitions or meetings.
2423 BUSHWOOD DRIVE | AURORA, IL 60506
Holiday Inn Express & Suites - Aurora / Naperville
Conveniently located three blocks from the Paramount Theatre. Great room rates available. Call today to reserve your stay.
111 N. BROADWAY | AURORA, IL 60505
Plan Your Visit in Aurora
If you require wheelchair or special seating or other assistance, please contact the box office at 630.896.6666 or KevinB@paramountarts.com in advance.
Paramount Theatre offers assistive listening devices free of charge that are compatible with earphones and/or a Neckloop Telecoil Coupler (for T-Coil enabled hearing aid devices). Please visit the coat room before the show to borrow a listening device.
Paramount Theatre accommodates seating for guests with service animals. Please call the box office at 630.896.6666 for more information.
SIGN INTERPRETED PERFORMANCES
2018/2019 BROADWAY SERIES
There will be two certified sign interpreters translating all dialogue and lyrics into American Sign Language at the following performances:
- Legally Blonde – Thursday, October 4, 2018 at 7 p.m.
- The Wizard of Oz – Thursday, December 13, 2018 at 7 p.m.
- The Producers – Thursday, March 7, 2019 at 7 p.m.
- August Rush – Thursday, May 23, 2019 at 7 p.m.
Call 630.896.6666 or email AmandaK@paramountarts.com, and ask for the Sign Interpreted Performance.
For the 4-Show Broadway Series ProductionsDownload
For General Season (Non-Broadway) ShowsDownload
For the 173-Seat Copley Theatre, across the street from Paramount TheatreDownload
We ask that patrons be respectful inside the theater. This applies to all ages and includes talking, cell phone use, intoxication, vocal outbursts and general disturbances. We reserve the right to remove any patron from the theater causing a disturbance to other patrons and the performance.
We ask that you refrain from wearing hats during the performance, as to not obstruct the views of other patrons.
You are required to sit in the seat you purchased and that’s noted on your ticket. If you’re seated in another patron’s seat, it may delay or disrupt the start of the show.
Photos and videos of the set pieces on stage, as well as any photos or video/audio recordings of the actual production, are prohibited due to our contractual agreements with the theatrical unions. This measure is put into place to protect the intellectual property of the talented artists who created the various elements of our productions. As the producing theater, we are obligated to enforce this “No Photo/Video/Audio” policy, which requires our staff to delete any images or recordings captured of the set or production. We appreciate your cooperation.
Bags and other personal belongings are subject to search at the discretion of theater staff. Items not allowed in the building or theater include outside alcohol, pets, laser pointers, pocketknives and weapons of any kind, including toy weapons such as toy guns or knives. Food (including restaurant to-go boxes), professional cameras and audio recording devices are also not allowed inside the theater. Conceal and carry is not permitted at Paramount Theatre. Thank you for your cooperation.