Upcoming Shows

Youth Theatre Company3

Since 2009, the Paramount Academy for the Arts has partnered with the City of Austin/Travis County to hire 20 high school students for five weeks. Students write, rehearse, and perform an original production on the historic Paramount stage as well as at other community organizations. The Youth Theatre Company captures students’ unique voices through activities such as personal journaling, dramatic improvisation, hip-hop dance workshops, and songwriting workshops. In the program, students reflect on their experiences and refine their own ideas before creating a fantastic production for the Austin community.

Would you like to get paid to create a play at the 
Paramount Theatre this summer?

Join the Paramount Youth Theatre Company as part of the 2014 Work-Based Learning / Summer Youth EmploymentProgram through the City of Austin and Travis County. Get professional work experience and get paid minimum wage for 5 weeks while creating an original play and performing on the historic Paramount Theatre Stage!

We are looking for actors, musicians, writers, dancers, designers, & anyone else with an interest in theatre.

The 2014 program runs June 9th – July 12th, 1-5 PM Mondays – Fridays
*Paramount performance on Saturday, July 12th with some additional performances the week of July 14-18th
*All rehearsals will be at the Stateside at the Paramount Theatre.

Youth interested in theatre between the ages of 14-17 who reside in the City of Austin and Travis County that are enrolledand attending school to include youth with disabilities up to the age of 22.

- Must be 14 years of age no later than April 1, 2014
- Must complete Job Readiness Training- Must reside in Austin/Travis County
- Must attend school in Austin/Travis County (Must provide current year school ID/report card at training)
- Must provide an original, signed social security card at training
- Parent/Guardian must attend first day of training
- Upon assignment, youth must commit to the 5-week work session during the 2014 summer program


Saturday, February 22, 2014 from 1-6 PM
Sunday, February 23, 2014 from 1-6 PM

Stateside at the Paramount
719 Congress Avenue (Between 7th & 8th Street)

Attendance at BOTH training/audition dates, for the entire time period, is required in order to participate in this program.  Parents or guardians are required to attend the first 2 hours on Saturday, February 22nd.  Students will be denied the opportunity to participate in the training if they do not bring their School IDs and their Social Security Cards with them, if they do not live/attend school in Austin/Travis County, or if they are not 14 by April 1st, 2014.  THERE ARE NO EXCEPTIONS.

To register for training please go to:


There is limited space at the audition/training – sign up now!
For questions email Jennifer Luck or call 512-692-0527.



2012 Paramount Youth Theatre Company: Working from Paramount Academy for the Arts on Vimeo.



2013 Paramount Youth Theatre Company: Preservation from Paramount Academy for the Arts on Vimeo.