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Paramount Theatre

23 East Galena Blvd, Aurora, IL 60506
(630) 896-7676
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Ranked #1 of 20 Attractions in Aurora
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Theaters
Most recent review
- Aug 19, 2014
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Chicago, Illinois
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39 reviews 39 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

The Paramount began producing it's own Broadway shows a few years ago, and they have become known among Broadway actors as the place to audition outside of Broadway. The shows are excellent, the theatre is very accessible and ticket prices are reasonable. Very excited about the 2014-15 season - CATS, Mary Poppins, Tommy and Les Miserables.

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

Never been disappointed in any of the shows I've seen. Well organized, great performances, good prices. This is one of Aurora's shining lights and even if you have to travel a ways to get here, it is worth the trip. Well set up so few, if any, bad seats in the house, plus a great sound system. Very, very nice!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

We went to two Broadway productions this past year and they were both very good. So good, in fact, that we bought the full next season. If you like Broadway productions without the hassle of going into Chicago and parking, etc. check out the Paramount. The shows are tops! We love going into Chicago for the theatre but have thoroughly... More

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Aurora, Illinois
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50 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

Paramount offers a great selection of shows for everyone. The offer everything from broadway shows to major music concerts. The prices are affordable and parking is easy and mostly free around the area. They do offer valet parking as well. Make sure to catch a show there, you won't regret it,

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Chicago, Illinois
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48 reviews 48 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

The Paramount Theatre Broadway Series plays are just like theaters in Chicago or New York. They offer a variety of plays. I like the old-time musicals better than the new more modern ones. The seats are very tight and somewhat uncomfortable, but it is a really old theater. Price is $27 per show with 4 show subscriptions. Great value!!

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Aurora, Illinois
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10 reviews 10 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

This local theater is simply the best in Chicagoland especially the Broadway series that they put on every year. These shows are certainly as good as Broadway or London's West End with great talent and very good production values at a fraction of the cost. Don't miss out on this gem.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014

Attended a concert here for the first time. Was a very nice theater and all staff was extremely helpful and polite. Free parking was within close walking distance, as was a restaurant.

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Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin, United States
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34 reviews 34 reviews
9 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

Went for a performance by the Fox Valley Orchestra and the acoustics were very good. Theater itself is lovely! Then a gala followed in another area of the theater where we had beverages and hors de oeuvres and enjoyed the silent auction. Certainly a facility that Aurora can be proud of!

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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38 attraction reviews
151 helpful votes 151 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2014

Our family recently visited the Paramount Theater for a dance competition being held there. What an impressive, gorgeous facility! Theater was built in 1931 and appears to have been recently renovated. The theater is absolutely huge, with nearly 1900 seats. Beautifully restored. It was a real treat to get to watch our dancers in such a wonderful facility!

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Chicago, Illinois
17 reviews 17 reviews
7 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2014

This is my best local discovery of the past couple of years. My family and I love musical theater but dread fighting Chicago traffic to see the top shows.. I have seen three musicals here and every one has been exceptional. Really first rate productions without the high ticket prices. The interior of the venue is beautiful and I have... More

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