Rental Rates and Information

The Paramount is a beautiful performing arts theatre in the heart of Historic Downtown Goldsboro. The facility includes our main stage, seating for 500, lobby, a small board room, and full backstage amenities with dressing rooms and a green room. The Paramount is the perfect venue for events such as plays, musicals, recitals, dance performances, comedy shows, concerts, photo shoots, weddings, receptions, birthday parties, and the list is endless. People are often finding new uses for the facility, and we encourage it.

Please view the documents below for full details including rental rates, deposit requirements, and rules/regulations for renting the Paramount Theatre. Note that our upcoming events page on this website only reflects actual performance/event dates and does not list private theatre rentals or rehearsal dates. Please contact the Paramount Theatre directly to inquire about date availability. We ask that all rentals be made at least 30 days in advance, and we will rent as far out as two calendar years in advance.

Performances/Events
(Covers 5 Hour Block and includes one (1) building attendant)
First Public Event in a Day – $500.00
Additional Public Event in Same Day – $300.00
First Education Synopsis in a day – $250.00
Additional Educational Synopsis in Same Day – $125.00
Film Showing* (Includes Use of Projector) – $175.00
Private Social Event (Lobby Only) – $175.00
Private Social Event (Full Theatre) – $300.00
Workshop/Presentation – $300.00

Set-In/Rehearsals
(Covers 5 Hour Block and includes one (1) building attendant)
Weekday (Mon, Tues, Wed, Thurs) Rehearsal/Set-in – $175.00
Weekend (Fri, Sat, Sun) Rehearsal/Set-in – $250.00
Additional Hours to the Blocks Listed Above – $40.00/Hour

Photography Session
Includes one (1) technician to assist with lighting – $60.00/Hour

Dark Day
(Stage occupied but not in use)
Weekday (Mon, Tues, Wed, Thurs) – $75.00
Weekend (Fri, Sat, Sun) – $125.00

Weddings/Wedding Receptions Package
(Covers 5 Hour Block and includes two (2) building attendants)
Wedding Package (Covers Wedding Date and Rehearsal Date) – $800.00
Wedding Reception Lobby Only – $250.00
Wedding Reception Full Theatre – $400.00

Labor Fees
(Only technicians employed by the Paramount Theatre / City of Goldsboro are permitted to use Paramount Theatre equipment).
Technicians (Light/Sound/Multimedia/Fly) – $15.00/Hour per Technician
Firewatch (Rehearsals/Private Event) – $10.00/Hour
Firewatch (Public Event)** – Estimated at $25.00/Hour
Additional Building Attendant** – $10.00/Hour

*Please note that since the Paramount Theatre is a public locations, licenses are required for any film shown.

**Firewatch for a Public Event must be scheduled directly through the City of Goldsboro Fire Department by the Renter. The Paramount Theatre is not responsible for scheduling Firewatch for Public Events. See VII. Rules/Regulations, Item T.

The Paramount Theatre reserves the right to require additional building attendants for events.

ALL FEES ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE WITHOUT NOTIFICATION

Performances/Events
Covers 5 Hour Block and includes one (1) building attendant
First Public Event in a Day – $650.00
Additional Public Event in Same Day – $375.00
First Education Synopsis in a day – $300.00
Additional Educational Synopsis in Same Day – $150.00
Film Showing* (Includes Use of Projector) – $225.00
Private Social Event (Lobby Only) – $225.00
Private Social Event (Full Theatre) – $375.00
Workshop/Presentation – $375.00

Set-In/Rehearsals
Covers 5 Hour Block and includes one (1) building attendant
Weekday (Mon, Tues, Wed, Thurs) Rehearsal/Set-in – $225.00
Weekend (Fri, Sat, Sun) Rehearsal/Set-in – $300.00
Additional Hours to the Blocks Listed Above – $40.00/Hour

Photography Session
Includes one (1) technician to assist with lighting – $60.00/Hour

Dark Day
Stage occupied but not in use
Weekday (Mon, Tues, Wed, Thurs) – $100.00
Weekend (Fri, Sat, Sun) – $150.00

Weddings/Wedding Receptions Package
Covers 5 Hour Block and includes two (2) building attendants
Wedding Package (Covers Wedding Date and Rehearsal Date) – $950.00
Wedding Reception Lobby Only – $300.00
Wedding Reception Full Theatre – $500.00

Labor Fees
(Only technicians employed by the Paramount Theatre / City of Goldsboro are permitted to use Paramount Theatre equipment.)
Technicians (Light/Sound/Multimedia/Fly) – $15.00/Hour per Technician
Firewatch (Rehearsals/Private Event) – $10.00/Hour
Firewatch (Public Event)** – Estimated at $25.00/Hour
Additional Building Attendant** – $10.00/Hour

*Please note that since the Paramount Theatre is a public locations, licenses are required for any film shown.

**Firewatch for a Public Event must be scheduled directly through the City of Goldsboro Fire Department by the Renter. The Paramount Theatre is not responsible for scheduling Firewatch for Public Events. See VII. Rules/Regulations, Item T.

The Paramount Theatre reserves the right to require additional building attendants for events.

ALL FEES ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE WITHOUT NOTIFICATION

 Reservation Request Form

Please use the Reservation Request Form to request a rental date if you are booking more than 6 months in advance. If it is your first time renting the theatre, please set up a time to meet with our Theatre Director prior to submitting your request. This request must be received with a non-refundable rental deposit AND approved by the Theatre Director to officially reserve a date.


Reservation Agreement

Please use the Reservation Agreement Form to request your rental date if you are booking less than 6 months in advance or to complete the details for your event after previously submitting a reservation request. You will use the form to specify dates and times you need access to the theatre, hours for technicians, and amenities needed. If it is your first time renting the theatre, please set up a time to meet with our Theatre Director prior to submitting your request. This form must be received with a non-refundable rental deposit AND approved by the Theatre Director to officially reserve a date.


Box Office Agreement

Please use the Box Office Agreement Form if you plan to use the Paramount Theatre Box Office Service for selling tickets to your event (this is highly suggested for all ticketed events). Effective January 1, 2014, N.C. Gen. Stat. § 105-164.4(a)(10) imposes a privilege tax on the retailer’s net taxable sales or gross receipts to admission charges to an entertainment activity. All advertised ticket prices for events sold through the Paramount Theatre Box Office Service include 6.75% Admissions Tax when applicable. If you do not use the Paramount Theatre Box Office Service, you are responsible for collecting and reporting these taxes.


Box Office Waiver

Please use the Box Office Waiver form if you DO NOT plan to use the Paramount Theatre Box Office Service for selling tickets to your event. This form is required in addition to the Reservation Request and/or Reservation Agreement if you do not use the Paramount Box Office Service. Effective January 1, 2014, N.C. Gen. Stat. § 105-164.4(a)(10) imposes a privilege tax on the retailer’s net taxable sales or gross receipts to admission charges to an entertainment activity. If you do not use the Paramount Theatre Box Office Service, you are responsible for collecting and reporting these taxes.


Paramount Theatre Supplement Guide

This document contains important information such as details on Fire Watch, Alcoholic Beverages, Film Showings, Poster/Graphics sizes for display in the Paramount lobby, Basic Advertising Contacts, and specifications of the theatre such as stage size, seating charts, and lights/sound equipment.


E-Verify Affidavit Form and IRS Form W-9

These forms are required for first time users of the Paramount Theatre Box Office Service or when changing the individual or organization that is receiving the payment for ticket sales. Both forms must be completed, signed, and the Affidavit form must be notarized.