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BROADWAY IS BACK AT THE CARSON CENTER!We are thrilled to present SIX dazzling shows in our Broadway Series this year! Current Broadway Subscribers can renew their subscriptions beginning June 15 and will be able to secure their same seats (previously held with their 2019/20 Broadway subscription). An email will be sent next week to all subscribers with detailed renewal information. New Subscribers can purchase a subscription package beginning July 1.New This Season: Choose YOUR Broadway Style!Are you a Broadway Big-Wig? Broadway Super Subscribers select all six stellar performances in our... Read more...
UPDATE: 05.25.21THE CARSON CENTER IS GRADUALLY REOPENING WITH MODIFIED OPERATIONSMay 25, 2021We look forward to a full reopening by early fall. Soon, we will announce our 2021-2022 Broadway Season!  Subscriptions will go on sale to select groups on June 15 and to the public on June 30. Tickets to individual shows will go on sale in late August. We have two concerts and several outdoor movies on sale now.The Carson Center for the Performing Arts is committed to the health and safety of our guests, artists, volunteers and staff. While we begin to ramp up in preparation for late summer/fall... Read more...
OUTDOOR MOVIES ARE BACK at YOUR CARSON CENTER!  Enjoy some summertime fun with MOVIES BY MOONLIGHT high atop our Williams Family Terrace!  Catch a beautiful sunset and enjoy the cool summer breeze!   Music and elevated concessions add to this unique Paducah experience!  As it gets dark, sit back and relax in a comfy Adirondack chair and enjoy an outdoor movie on the big screen!  RESERVE YOUR POD now at for best seating. All June movies are just $5.00.    
The Carson Center holds first-ever art installation February 18 – March 9About the installation: The Kentucky Arts Council, the Kentucky Native American Heritage Commission and the Kentucky Heritage Council worked together to invite American Indians living in Kentucky to share their visual art. A panel of American Indians and experts on Native American heritage selected works to include and the result is this amazing collection.As required by law and custom, the Native Reflections exhibit labels indicate whether an artist is an enrolled member of a state- or federally-recognized tribe,... Read more...
The Home Free concert originally scheduled for April 22 has been rescheduled for Sunday, August 9, 2020 at 8 PM.  Home Free is being presented at The Carson Center by a third-party promoter who is renting our theater.  The promoter for the show is not offering refunds at this time.  Please continue to check our website for up-to-date information regarding all performances.Thank you for your continued support of The Carson Center.
The Collingsworth Family will return to The Carson Center stage on Saturday, February 27 at 3 PM.  Tickets and safety protocols can be found at
Updated March 18, 2020 at 12:00pm.  The Collingsworth Family Concert will not take place on the rescheduled date of April 26 as hoped and has been further postponed.  We are working with them to find a new date and will update the website accordingly.  Please check back soon or direct questions to
With the unprecedented outbreak and spreading of COVID-19, your safety is our primary concern. In accordance with the strong recommendations from local, state, and federal governments and the CDC, The Carson Center for the Performing Arts has suspended all normal operations for 30 days.  Therefore, The Carson Center’s presentation of the national tour of Waitress scheduled for March 19, 2020, has been postponed. We are sorry for any inconvenience and will be in touch with a new date as soon as possible. All other performances and events during this 30 day period have already been... Read more...
Beginning March 13, due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, the Carson Center suspended all normal operations.  Due to the additional restrictions imposed by our local and state governments to protect your health and safety, all performances have been postponed until further notice. The Carson Center is working to get all affected performances rescheduled and your tickets will be honored for the rescheduled date. In the event of a cancellation, ticket holders will have the option to make a tax-deductible donation to the Carson Center or receive a refund.  No shows have been cancelled at this... Read more...
The Paducah Symphony Orchestra’s performance of Beethoven’s Pastoral Symphony scheduled for Saturday, March 14 will be postponed to a later date.The PSO staff and board have been monitoring the ongoing and developing situation concerning COVID-19 (Coronavirus). Out of an abundance of caution and concern for the health of our patrons, musicians, and staff, we have decided to postpone our concert scheduled for Saturday, March 14. This program will be rescheduled. We will announce a new date as soon as we are able. Thank you for your patience and understanding.... Read more...
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