The Historic Paramount Theatre
Abilene's Landmark Theatre

Rental Information





For those wishing to rent this landmark theatre, please complete our rental application.

For questions about availability and rental opportunities, contact the Paramount’s Event Manager, Verity Pryor-Harden, at

The Paramount is rented to non-profit organizations, private individuals, and for-profit organizations based on three separate rate schedules. Non-profit organizations who have 501- c3 certification with the government are eligible for a significantly discounted rate.

Throughout the year, we are pleased to work with promoters, businesses, corporations, and other nonprofit organizations to present events in the landmark theatre. The Paramount is traditional theatre seating, and includes an ornate lobby and mezzanine, 1,187 seat auditorium / balcony, and state-of-the-art sound, lighting and digital projection. The facility is available for hosting a variety of events, including:

  • Live Theatre

  • Touring Shows

  • Benefits

  • Corporate Meetings & Events

  • Concerts

  • Film Screenings

  • Fundraisers

  • Special Events

  • Weddings

In keeping with our core mission, the theatre is home to a wide range of local and regional arts and educational organizations, including Abilene Ballet Theatre, the Abilene Opera Association, the Abilene Community Band, the Celebration Singers, and the 24fps International Short Film Festival.



The Paramount Theatre accommodates up to 1,146 people. For information on the theatre’s complete technical specifications, select one of the following links:

Some documents are currently under revision.



If you are charging admission to your event or controlling attendance by issuing any type of ticket, the Paramount Theatre now offers full service Box Office operations & ticketing. Should the Lessee choose to utilize this service, they must submit a completed Box Office Services Form to The Paramount Theatre. Box Office Services include:

  • Ticketing through the Paramount Theatre online ticketing portal

  • Online back office access granted to Lessee to view ticket sales

  • Event listing on Paramount Theatre online calendar

  • One Constant Contact email distributed to our email list of 8,000 patrons

  • One Facebook Post on the Paramount Theatre verified Facebook page (11,000+ followers)

  • 1 Box Office cashier and 1 ticket-taker

  • Ticketing fees and remaining rental balance will be subtracted from final ticket sales. The Paramount will make a settlement check of the difference to Lessee available, or in the mail, within 5 business days following the conclusion of event.