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Paramount Academy For The Arts

 Youth Programs at the Paramount Theatre

The Paramount Academy for the Arts provides programs that focus on the youth of Central Texas, including active partnerships with more than 100 schools and 40 non-profits throughout the region, serving around 22,000 children annually. The Paramount Academy for the Arts aims to integrate the arts across all curriculum, ensuring that we are raising creative, empathetic, literate and collaborative thinkers in all our schools.

Discovery Series

The Paramount is committed to continue bringing world-class theatre and puppetry for young audiences to Austin. The Discovery Series has something for everyone in the family to love! Every ticket comes with a study guide crafted to the show’s content.

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School Matinees

Each year, we bring over 15,000 students from all over Central Texas to attend a Student Matinee at the historic Paramount Theatre, exposing them to world-class theatrical performances and introducing them to a vital piece of Austin’s cultural heritage.

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Access to the Arts

We serve over 1,000 children each year from over 40 non-profit partner agencies by providing free tickets to our shows and films. We ensure the arts and artists are accessible to everyone, regardless of their income or background.

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Literacy to Life

Our professional teaching artists, the Paramount Story Wranglers, go into classrooms to use creative writing, improvisation, and drama-based activities to improve students’ writing skills, confidence, creativity, and storytelling.

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Youth Theatre Company

We partner with the City of Austin/Travis County and hire 20 high school students for five weeks each summer. Our student employees write, rehearse, and perform an original production on one of our historic stages.

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STEM through the Arts

We take teaching artists to the schools to conduct activities in drama, dance, music, and film technology that work to improve engagement with and retention of science, technology, engineering and math curricula.

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