The Kirby Center first opened its doors as the Comerford Movie Theater in 1938 and in 1949 the building was renamed the Paramount Theater. The Paramount closed its doors in 1977 and operated as a venue for touring concerts and closed-circuit television boxing matches in the early #24;80s. S.T.O.P. (Save the Old Paramount) succeeded in adding the building to the National Register of Historic Places and in 1985 Albert Boscov bought the theater and restored it with Fred M. Kirby and the Kirby Foundation. The F.M. Kirby Center for the performing Arts opened its doors in 1986.
Children under the age of 2 years old are not required to have a ticket for most Kirby presented shows. Age limit varies on outside presented shows and should be checked in advance of ticket purchase. Non ticketed chidren must be hel on the lap of purchaser.
The F.M. Kirby Center for the Performing Arts is host to many forms of entertainment, from Broadway musicals and grand opera to comedian and musicians. Kirby Center is a smoke free facility. No video or recording devices are allowed. Outside food and beverages are prohibited. The Box Office is open Monday #19; Friday 10:00am-5:00Pm, Saturday 10:00am-2:00pm and the day of a show 10:00am-internmission.
WILL CALL IS OPEN ON NIGHT OF SHOW ONLY.
You may pick up tickets at the designated Box Office Window. Customers must have purchasing creadit acrd or credit card number and positive ID.