Office of the Arts

Robert J. Orchard Stage

The Paramount Center
The Paramount Center

Robert J. Orchard Stage

Originally a 1930s cinema palace, the Robert J. Orchard Stage 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 Robert J. Orchard Stage evokes the thrill of American cinema’s Golden Age while hosting world-class performing artists.

The Robert J. Orchard Stage seats 590, and is used for ArtsEmerson: The World on Stage productions.

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