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Each school year, The Carson Center welcomes close to 22,000 students in Pre-K through 12th grades for THE CLASS ACTS EDUCATION SERIES - professional theater programming during the school day.  Students bus in from local schools and from schools in outlying counties in Western Kentucky, Southern Illinois, Missouri, and Tennessee to experience live performing arts that complement their curriculum, expose them to arts and culture, and reinforce classroom learning.  Homeschools and seniors are welcome too!  After taking a break from field trips during the pandemic, students and... Read more...
Announcing THE FIRST STAGES SERIES sponsored by Ingram Barge Company and Independence Bank!BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND- You and your favorite little ones are invited to take your seat at The Carson Center for our FIRST STAGES SERIES, A TRIO OF PERFORMANCES FOR THE YOUNG & THE YOUNG AT HEART!  The First Stages Series is a 3-Show package of shows professionally produced and presented to introduce children to the magic & wonder of live performances. Purchase the subscription, keep your same seats, and get all three shows for only $30 (+$5 handling fee).  Plus, as a subscriber,... Read more...
PATRON ADVISORY UPDATE: Effective February 12, 2022, until further notice:Patrons are not required to wear MASKS for entry.Neither Proof of Vaccination nor a negative test is required for entry.Patrons are encouraged to wear masks if they feel more comfortable doing so.Vaccination against Covid-19 and its variants is an effective way to slow the spread of the disease.Please stay home if you are sick.  If you have questions, email boxoffice@thecarsoncenter.orgThis policy is subject to change.... Read more...
ACCESS ARTS AT THE CARSON CENTER makes at least 10 tickets for every performance available to people, who for whatever reason, are underserved by the arts.  Learn more HERE      
Join us for Llama Llama Live on Thursday, March 26 at 6pm. Tickets are $12 + fees. Come early and have your photo taken with alpacas from Rolling Oak Alpaca Ranch. All pajama-wearing patrons will be entered into a drawing to win ONE Free Subscription to our 2020-2021 First Stages Series and an adorable Llama toy.  
RON WHITE TATER BAR PRE-SHOW PARTY: Come early and join us before the Ron White performance Saturday, March 7! Tickets are $15 and includes 1 trip through the Baked Potato Bar (Fresh gigantic Idaho potatoes lightly rolled in coarse sea salt and baked to Fluffy Perfection with the following toppings: Butter, Sour Cream, Ranch, Chopped Onion, Diced Tomato, Shredded Cheese, Chopped Bacon, Jalapenos, Chopped Ham, BBQ Pork, Steamed Broccoli, Melted Cheese, BBQ Sauce. Includes dessert, tea, and water.) Cash bar will be available... Read more...
Due to the growing health and safety concerns of the Coronavirus, we are canceling the pie tasting contest this Saturday, March 14th.  We will post the pie names on our Facebook page and allow fans to vote for their favorite name. The winner will have their recipe posted online.  
In conjunction with the NEA Big Read Paducah, The Carson Center will produce and present Fahrenheit 451 - a theatrical staged reading of Ray Bradbury's stage adaptation of his classic work. For the first time, The Carson Center is looking for local and regional residents (high school and older) to perform the first-ever self-produced reading on The Carson Center stage.The NEA Big Read is a community wide effort to broaden our understanding of our world, our communities, and ourselves through the joy of sharing a good book. Showcasing a diverse range of contemporary titles that reflect... Read more...
Join us before the Ten Tenors performance on Sunday, December 15th. There will be wassail and candy canes. Santa will be here for photos by the Christmas tree. The lobby opens at 5:30pm and the concert begins at 6:30pm. We are excited to announce that Paducah Tilghman's A Capella groups, Prime Rib and Concordia, will be opening the show. Tickets are $36, $28, $22. The pre-show treats and photos are free. For tickets call 270-450-4444 or CLICK to purchase online. 
Join us pre-show for fun activities with your little ballerinas on Thursday, December 12.  Our Stagecrafts sponsored by Colgan Orthodontics will be mouse ears that they can wear. Will also have ballerinas in the lobby for photo opportunities from AMPA. The lobby doors open at 5:00pm and the show starts at 6:00pm.  Tickets are still available for $12. 
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