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Paramount Center

Paramount Center 559 Washington Street Boston, MA 02111

Paramount Center

Paramount Mainstage

Originally a 1930s cinema palace, the Paramount Mainstage had closed in 1976 and fallen into disrepair by the time Emerson College purchased the building in 2005. Enchantingly restored in lively Art Deco style, the newly reopened Paramount Center’s largest facility is a 596-seat theatre with a brand new stage and orchestra pit. As the newest attraction in Boston’s Theatre District, the Paramount Mainstage evokes the thrill of American cinema’s Golden Age while hosting world-class performing artists.

Jackie Liebergott Black Box (“The Jackie”)

The intimate, 150-seat Jackie Theatre (named for former Emerson College President Jacqueline Liebergott) provides the Paramount Center’s performers with a more flexible space. Exposed brick, tall windows, and an open room invite artists to envision their own worlds and create unique experiences for audiences.

Bright Family Screening Room

The state-of-the-art screening room is named for the family of Emerson alumnus and Trustee Kevin Bright, producer of the hit series Friends and son of Vaudeville performer and manager Jackie Bright. A venue for both film and live performance, the Bright Family Screening Room features 16 millimeter, 35 millimeter and digital projection equipment with seating for 170 people.

Map -  559 Washington Street Boston, MA

Driving Directions

From the North:

  1. Take I-93 South to EXIT #23 (South Station onto Purchase Street)
  2. Continue along Purchase Street which becomes Surface Artery to Kneeland Street
  3. Turn RIGHT onto Kneeland Street
  4. Turn RIGHT onto Washington Street (New England Medical Center will be on your left)
  5. Arrive at 559 Washington Street. The Paramount Center is on the left – you can’t miss it!

From the South:

  1. Take I-93 North to EXIT #20 (South Station)
  2. Get off exit ramp and BEAR LEFT immediately, following signs for South Station
  3. Go through a couple sets of lights and STAY TO THE RIGHT at the split still following signs for South Station
  4. Keep going until you come to a light
  5. Turn LEFT onto Kneeland Street
  6. Turn RIGHT onto Kneeland Street
  7. Turn RIGHT onto Washington Street (New England Medical Center will be on your left)
  8. Arrive at 559 Washington Street. The Paramount Center is on the left – you can’t miss it!

From the Mass Pike:

  1. Take EXIT #22 (Copley Square).
  2. Turn LEFT at the first light, onto Dartmouth Street
  3. Turn RIGHT at the second light, onto Boylston Street
  4. Stay to the right of the divider, passing the Public Garden and then the Boston Common on your left
  5. One block past the Boston Common, turn LEFT onto Washington Street
  6. Arrive at 559 Washington Street. The Paramount Center is on the left – you can’t miss it!

Parking

The parking entrance for Central Parking System at Millenium Place is on Boylston Street. From the Paramount Center, simply:

  1. Continue past the Paramount Center and take your first LEFT on West Street
  2. Turn LEFT on Tremont Street
  3. Go two blocks, and turn LEFT on Boylston Street. The entry to the garage is on your left mid-way down the block

Map - 559 Washington Street Boston, MA

Public Transit

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MBTA Red Line

  1. Stop: Park Street Station by the Boston Common
  2. Exit station and cross Tremont Street
  3. Walk straight down Winter Street and turn RIGHT onto Washington Street
  4. Continue down Washington Street for a few blocks
  5. The Paramount Center will be on your right just past The Opera House

MBTA Green Line

  1. Stop: Boylston Street in the Theatre District
  2. Exit Station and cross Tremont Street
  3. Turn LEFT on Tremont Street, and just after the Loews Boston Common movie theatre, turn RIGHT on Avery Street
  4. Continue for one block and take a LEFT onto Washington Street
  5. The Paramount Center will be on your left just before The Opera House

MBTA Orange Line

  1. Stop: Chinatown
  2. If you are coming from the north, turn LEFT, if you are coming from the south, turn RIGHT out of the station onto Washington Street and continue for two blocks
  3. The Paramount Center will be on your left just before The Opera House

MBTA Blue Line

  1. Take the Blue Line to either Government Center (to transfer to the Green Line) OR to State Street (to transfer to the Orange Line)
  2. Follow the directions for the appropriate line above

MBTA Silver Line

  1. Take Silver line to Boylston Street (Green Line) or Chinatown (Orange Line) and follow above directions above for the Green Line or Orange Line

Map - 559 Washington Street Boston, MA

2012-13 SEASON PACKAGES

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The Paramount Theater

Emerson’s remarkable investment in the Paramount and Cutler Majestic facilities is a gift to arts enthusiasts across greater Boston. ArtsEmerson is committed to bringing world-class artists to these venues at affordable prices. To fulfill this mission, we will need your help. Support ArtsEmerson by becoming a member of our Fan Club or in the vaudeville spirit of Boston’s historic theatres, joining the Marquee Society.

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