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Support your non-profit performing arts center and experience one of these rare opportunities!Private 4th of JULY PARTY FOR 50 at The Carson CenterVIP Big Panty PARTY and VIP tickets for Leanne Morgan Unique curated dinner in a private home catered by Chef Sara Bradley, owner of freight house in Paducah(SEE BELOW FOR A FULL DESCRIPTION OF EACH ITEM)The Carson Center announces Party for A Purpose On-the-Go: A Trio of Terrific Auction Items for our VIP PARTY FOR A PURPOSE PURCHASERS.The Carson Center for the Performing Arts is conducting an online mini-auction in lieu of its major... Read more...
BROADWAY IS BACK at your Carson Center!  Our 2021-2022 Season will conclude with a rescheduled performance of HAIRSPRAY on September 1, (originally scheduled for April 21).  BROADWAY WILL BE BETTER THAN EVER at YOUR Carson Center in 2022-2023!  Secure the best seats and lowest ticket prices by becoming a SUBSCRIBER in 2022-2023! Our new season will be announced on JULY 8, 2022If you have questions, need more information, or wish to be among the first to know about our upcoming season of Broadway, please call the Box Office at (270) 450-4444 or email boxoffice@... 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       
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...
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