Seattle Theatre Group presents historic tours of The Paramount Theatre
The Paramount Theatre is an iconic venue in the heart of Seattle where millions have delighted in its architectural majesty, viewed countless films, and enjoyed thousands of performers from all corners of the globe. Originally opened in 1928, the theater has been restored and maintained as one of Seattle’s premier entertainment venues yet the story of the Theatre itself offers drama as compelling as any presented on its stage or screen. Fortunately, everyone is welcome to dive into the past and embark on a journey into the Paramount Theatre’s history to learn how it has become the monumental palace that it is known for today. The Seattle Theatre Group invites you to join their free tours of the historic Paramount Theatre on the first Saturday of every month. The tours last approximately 90 minutes and will be lead by members of Paramount’s well-versed volunteer staff. Meet in front of the main entrance of the theatre – on the corner of 9th and Pine – by 10 am.
The convertible floor system at The Paramount Theatre provides the ability to configure the floor with theatre seating, a ballroom, a dance floor or dinner theatre. Built in Italy, this convertible floor is the only one of this size in the world.
“Over 450,000 patrons pass through the doors of The Paramount each year. These free tours give the public a chance to learn more about this historic Theatre while giving them a glimpse behind the scenes,” said Josh LaBelle, Executive Director of Seattle Theatre Group – the non-profit performing arts organization that owns and operates the historic Paramount and Moore Theatres.
Since the Paramount Theatre reopened in March 1995, more than three million people have attended over 1,600 “Shows Divine at 9th and Pine” and it continues to present a wide variety of concerts that appeal to every appetite. The Theatre is currently thriving, hosting six performance series, including Broadway, Jazz, Silent Movies, Dance, Family and Comedy. Even now, attendees continue to be uplifted by the majesty of the venue and awed by what they see on stage.