The time is drawing near when the 67-year old current seats in the theater will be removed to make way for 800 brand new beautiful theater seats! There are limited sets of these seats available to purchase Very few seats in the theater are stand-alone seats, and therefore seats can only be sold in sets.

We are offering several sections of the current balcony seats on a first-come, first-served basis. There are only 28 sets of seats available, and they will be made available to the public starting on Thursday April 9th. There are:

Twelve sets of 3 seats, at a cost of $75.
Eleven sets of 4 seats, at a cost of $100.

 If you would like to purchase any of these sets of seats, please contact Sara Erickson at the information below. The sets of seats will be available for pickup in the lobby on Tuesday, Wednesday, or Thursday, May 19, 20, or 21 between 10:00 and 5:00. You may pay for the seats at the time of pickup.

Thank you for your support of the Paramount Theatre & Visual Arts Center!

To purchase, contact Sara Erickson: sara@paramountarts.org | Phone: 320-257-3132

May 11, 2015 – May 15, 2015
9:00 AM – 3:00 PM


Julia Galloway will demonstrate a variety of throwing and hand building techniques to make pitchers, teapots, cups, cream & sugar sets, and more. She will demonstrate developing forms through combining wheel thrown and hand built parts. In addition, Julia will discuss surface decoration, and the relationship between surface and form. She will demonstrate different slip applications and talk about her investigation of cone six glazes.

Kathy King will present a wide range of surface techniques including sgraffito, mishima and print transfer techniques using slips and underglazes that will ultimately be fired with translucent, Cone 6 glazes. King’s work is rich in narrative and she will also share her personal anecdotes and share how they manifest in her work. This will be a thought-provoking workshop that enables you to take the surface of your work to a new level of sophistication.

May 11th 6pm slide lecture and social

May 12, 13, 14, 15 Workshop 9am – 3pm

Tuition: $325 or $100 for residents of Stearns, Benton, Sherburne and Wright Counties through scholarship awarded by the Central MN Arts Board

“This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through grants from the Minnesota State Arts Board and the Central MN Arts Board, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund.”


This annual 3-day summer workshop allows teachers and teaching-artists to relax while learning new Artful skills to enhance learning in the classroom. This year’s theme, Art of the Word, provides workshops with a host of connections to literacy!! Presenters are carefully selected to provide resources and ideas  to take directly into the classroom, and to meet wonderful teaching-artists who can model new strategies and also come into schools to share their skills. For a single $15 registration fee, participants can select as many classes as meets their needs/interests/schedule.  CEU credits will be available.

Click HERE for Arts Camp for Educators 2015, More Information and Registration!


Since the doors to the Paramount Theatre reopened on September 25, 1998, it has truly lived up to the vision of being a showcase for central Minnesota. It serves as a venue for local, regional, and national performers and is a landmark in downtown St. Cloud. The Paramount has become a destination for audiences from central Minnesota and beyond, and it has played a significant role in local economic development.

As you have likely heard, the seats in the Theatre are in need of replacement. They are used up to 60,000 times per year, and the new seats are anticipated to have a life of about 50 years. The total cost of this upgrade is $400,000, and the City of St. Cloud has committed to pay for one-half of the cost of this project up to $200,000. The Paramount Arts Resource Trust (PART), the non-profit organization that operates the Theatre, is responsible for raising the balance of $200,000.

PART is launching the “Take Your Seat … For Act II!” campaign in order to secure sponsors for the new seats. The PART Board of Directors has reached 100 percent participation in this effort and is now extending the call to action to Paramount Theatre supporters.

Visit paramountarts.org/seats for details about how you can be a part of this worthwhile endeavor by sponsoring one or more seats to commemorate yourself, your family, your business, or someone else of your choosing. What a wonderful and unique gift!

On behalf of the City, PART, and all of the people who have worked so hard to make the Paramount Theatre the huge success that it is, we invite you to step forward and “Take Your Seat … For Act II!”

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