About Us

The Paramount Theatre is a 1,690 seat historic theater located in downtown Cedar Rapids and owned by the City of Cedar Rapids. The Theatre’s mission is provide the citizens of Cedar Rapids and the residents of eastern Iowa with the broadest possible range of top quality cultural, educational and entertainment events.

VenuWorks and Orchestra Iowa, the Paramount Theatre’s primary tenant, have created a joint operating agreement. Through this agreement the organizations will work together in the programming, marketing, sales and operation of the Paramount Theatre.

VenuWorks of Cedar Rapids, L.L.C., was first hired by the City of Cedar Rapids in June of 1999 to provide professional management services for the Paramount Theatre. VenuWorks has a successful history of booking local, regional and national entertainment events at the Paramount Theatre. As a national organization, VenuWorks provides comprehensive management and consulting services for arenas, theaters and convention centers throughout North America. Committed and innovative facility operators, VenuWorks provides customized management services in areas of administration, food and beverage, programming, marketing and sales, and operations to over 40 venues. For more information, please view www.venuworks.com

Since 1980, Orchestra Iowa has been the primary tenant and a chief stakeholder of the Paramount Theatre. The Orchestra helped to lead the charge to save the historic venue following the 2008 flood and was actively involved in its restoration and promotion. The Orchestra’s passion for and commitment to the Theatre combined with its proven success in managing the state’s premier performing arts enterprise makes it an ideal partner in operating the Paramount. For more information please visit us at www.orchestraiowa.org