Austin#25;s Paramount Theatre was originally built in 1915 and at one time was home to Sam Houston#25;s office and the War Department of the Republic of Texas. The theatre was originally resurrected as a vaudeville and variety theatre, but the historical building now hosts a large number of varying entertainment acts per year. The Paramount Theatre has hosted several big-name events over the years, including recent shows and acts such as Ain#25;t Misbehavin#25;, David Sedaris, Lily Tomlin, Maya Angelou, Ron White, Andrew Bird, Joan Baez, Jonny Lang, Stephen Lynch and more.
Located in the heart of downtown Austin, the Paramount Theatre is the oldest surviving theatre in Austin built in the early 1900s and is the epicenter for all things comedy, drama, music, dance and film in the Austin area. Handicap accessible seating is available at the theatre, but there is no elevator to the upper levels of the venue. The box office is open Monday thru Saturday from 12 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. and on days of performances from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.