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Day of Show

Bag Policy - Bags up to 12" x 6" x 12" are allowed in the venue. All bags will be searched prior to entry.

Mobile Ticketing - Your phone is your ticket! That means your mobile device will be used to gain access to the event. Tickets will not be emailed or available for print. Phone troubles? Visit the box office on event day for assistance. Be prepared to show your ID.

Food & Drink

ELLA'S

Dine at Ella's next door. Show your ticket & receive 10% off the check. ​

SPOTLIGHT at The Paramount

Join us for drinks and live music next door at Spotlight.

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Get Here

Driving Directions

Take the train

Take the Long Island Rail Road to Huntington Station Local taxis are available at the station’s parking lots to take you on the quick 5 – 7 minute ride to The Paramount Located at 370 New York Avenue

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a-z faq

  • Accessible Seating
    Accessible seating is available to purchase on ticketmaster.com or at the venue box office for all events. The venue has an elevator in the main lobby which can take guests up to the main floor for concert seating. We do not have elevator service to the mezzanine or skybar seating levels. Persons with disabilities can be relocated to the floor area – which is sectioned off for wheelchair access – regardless of where your tickets are located.
  • Age Restrictions
    Please refer to the event Ticketmaster page for age restrictions. Anyone attending a show under the age of 14, must be accompanied by a responsible adult.
  • Alcohol
    Must be 21 to drink with a valid license, passport or equivalent. Any patron in the possession of alcoholic beverages on premises may be requested at any time to produce valid identification. No refunds will be offered for confiscated alcoholic beverages. Any patron who presents false identification or who passes alcohol to a minor may be subject to eviction and arrest. We reserve the right to discontinue the sale of alcohol at any time. We will not serve any patron whom we believe to be intoxicated. Alcoholic beverages may not be taken into or removed from these premises. Any patron in possession of alcoholic beverages not obtained on premises will be subject to eviction. Our policies are in place for your protection, as well as ours. Thanks - Enjoy the show!
  • Bag Policy/ Security
    Bags up to 12" x 6" x 12" are allowed in the venue. All bags will be searched prior to entry. Backpacks and large bags must be coat-checked. No outside food or drinks are allowed inside the venue. The Paramount does not allow weapons of any kind on our property. The venue will not secure weapons. No illegal drugs or paraphernalia are allowed inside the venue. No re-entry permitted at any ticketed events held at The Paramount. If you need to leave for an emergency, please see a security guard in the main lobby.
  • Booking
    You can email your band’s info and music links to hitusup@paramountny.com, which will be forwarded to our booking department / Live Nation for review.
  • Box Office
    The Paramount Box Office is open daily from Noon – 6pm, with extended hours until 9pm on show days. Box Office fees will apply.
  • Camera Policy
    Camera phones, disposable cameras, and small digital cameras are permitted. However, cameras with detachable lenses or lenses that extend more than 1 inch are considered professional and are not allowed.
  • Cancelation Policy
    Shows may be canceled due to severe weather, artist cancellation, or an act of God. For weather-related cancellations, check our social media for updates. Patrons will receive notifications of artist cancellations via email from Ticketmaster and/or The Paramount. If the event is rescheduled for a new date right away, no exchanges are required. All tickets from the original date will be valid for the rescheduled date. If you are unable to attend on the new date, refunds are available at your point of purchase – Ticketmaster.com or in person at The Paramount Box Office.
  • Coat Check
    Checking your coat is not mandatory. There is a $5 fee to check your coat or oversized bag. Our Coat check is open seasonally, and located in the lobby just beyond the security checkpoint.
  • Donations
    Email us your organization’s info and donation request on letterhead to hitusup@paramountny.com for review.
  • Food & Beverage
    No outside food or drinks are allowed inside the venue. Multiple bars inside The Paramount ensure convenient access to food and drinks. The Paramount provides a select food & cocktail menu. Check it out here! Visit Ella’s & Spotlight before or after the show for great eats & cocktails - located beside The Paramount.
  • Group Ticket Sales
    Most shows set a limit of 8 tickets maximum per order with one credit card on Ticketmaster.com. If you need to purchase more than 8 tickets to a show, please inquire by emailing hitusup@paramountny.com
  • Jobs / Careers
    Positions at The Paramount include: Box Office Staff, Usher, Bartender, Barback, Cocktail Server, and Hostess - Please email your resume to james@paramountny.com.
  • Hotels
    Please view our list of hotels recommended by the venue for your stay near Huntington. Hampton Inn & Suites by Hilton - Huntington Downtown 227 Main St. Huntington, New York 11743 (walking distance from The Paramount) Therese Coppola - Director of Sales - Therese.Coppola@hilton.com (631) 812-7054 (direct) Four Points By Sheraton 333 South Service Rd. Plainview, NY 11803 www.fourpoints.com/plainview Nicole Neary- Social Sales Manager - nneary@xfourpointsli.com (516) 694-6500 x306 (direct) (516) 694-6500 (hotel) Hilton Garden - Melville 1575 Round Swamp Rd. Plainview, NY 11803 www.melville.hgi.com Laurie Troisi- Senior Sales Manager - laurie.troisi@hilton.com (516) 391-1310 (direct) (516) 755-5552 (hotel) Huntington Hilton 598 Broadhollow Rd. Melville, NY 11747 www.hilton.com (631) 845-1000 (hotel) The Inn at Fox Hollow 7755 Jericho Turnpike Woodbury, NY 11797 www.theinnatfoxhollow.com Lesley Faherty - (516) 224-8171 (direct) lfaherty@innatfoxhollow.com (516) 224-8100 (hotel) Oheka Castle 135 West Gate Dr. Huntington, NY 11743 John Montiel – Front Office Supervisor 631-659-1309 – jmontiel@oheka.com (Tuesday- Saturday 7am-3pm) www.oheka.com Melville Marriott 1350 Walt Whitman Rd. Melville, NY 11747 www.marriott.com Christine Ross - Director of Sales christine.ross@marriottsales.com 631-351-8103 (direct) 631-351-8106 (sales) 631-423-1600 (main) Hyatt Regency Long Island 1717 Moto Parkway Hauppauge, NY 72511 www.longisland.hyatt.com Nick Wilson – Director of Sales 631-784-1234 ext 3 nick.wilson@hyattregencylongisland
  • Lost & Found
    Email hitusup@paramountny.com, or call (631) 673-7300 X357 during Box Office hours, and we’ll do our best to locate your missing item.
  • Lost/Stolen Tickets
    Please report any lost or stolen tickets to Ticketmaster as soon as you are aware they are missing or destroyed. Guests can visit the box office with their photo ID to have their ticket printed or resent to them digitally if needed.
  • Membership at The Founder’s Room
    Thank you for your interest in becoming a Founder's Room Member! Kindly fill out the application on our Founder's Room page and we will get back to you as soon as possible.
  • Mobile Ticketing
    Your phone is your ticket! That means your mobile device will be used to gain access to the event. Tickets will not be emailed or available for print. Phone troubles? Visit the box office on event day for assistance. Be prepared to show your ID.
  • Moshing / Crowd Surfing
    Moshing and Crowd Surfing are prohibited by the venue.
  • Private Events at The Paramount
    From intimate gatherings to corporate functions and lively parties, our spaces transform to suit your every whim. Our dedicated In-House Event Architects are here to bring your vision to life, from initial concept to flawless execution. Connect with us today!
  • Refund Policy
    For refunds on tickets purchased in person at The Paramount Box office, there is a 3-day / 72 hour policy where buyers can return tickets purchased with no issue. Tickets purchased after the 3 day window are no longer able to be refunded. For tickets bought through Ticketmaster.com, please contact Ticketmaster directly at (800) 745-3000. All sales are final. When purchasing tickets in the future, you may want to elect to buy ticket insurance which offers refunds for covered reasons. More information is available at Ticketmaster Refund & Exchange Policy
  • Smoking Policy
    Smoking is not permitted in our venue. Designated outdoor smoking sections are accessible from inside the venue. Please be respectful of those around you.
  • Venue Guidelines
    Guests are expected to behave respectfully and in accordance with venue staff instructions, and state & local laws. Any guest that is acting in a manner that venue management deems unsafe can be subject to eviction. If a guest violates a state or local law, they will be subject to any tickets or punishment deemed necessary by local law enforcement.
  • What Does “Obstructed View” Mean on My Ticket?
    If you purchased mezzanine tickets that say “Obstructed View” on them, you should expect that your view of the stage will be partially blocked by the venue structure.
  • Will Call
    Will call tickets are available for pickup at the box office located in the main lobby approximately 1 hour before doors open on the day of the show. Please make sure that you have a photo ID matching the purchaser's name to pick up tickets. Guests are not permitted to put tickets at will call for other guests to pick up. You will need to arrange to meet your party at the facility to deliver tickets. If tickets or passes are being left for you - they will only be left at the box office. This includes meet and greet passes, backstage passes, press passes, and tickets from the tour or other promotional company. If your tickets/passes are not in will call you will need to contact the person that left them for you to determine where they are. The box office cannot contact any member of the tour for you.
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Private Events

Private-Events

Prepare for an unforgettable experience when you choose The Paramount for your next special event. From intimate gatherings to corporate functions and lively parties, our spaces transform to suit your every whim.

 

Our dedicated In-House Event Architects are here to bring your vision to life, from initial concept to flawless execution. Connect with us today by filling out the form below.

The Paramount / Music Hall

Our Music Hall is perfect for Banquet, Large Party or Cocktail Style events.

 

The stage has showcased big acts such as: Weezer, Rod Stewart, Snoop Dog, Steely Dan, Ed Sheeran, Brand New, Fitz & The Tantrums, Marshall Tucker, Christina Perri & many more!

The Founder’s Room

For those looking to host a more intimate gathering our Founders Room is the perfect location.


The Founder’s Room is designed as a 1920’s speakeasy. We like to believe that we have captured the sights, smells, tastes and heartbeat of an erstwhile era. The Founder’s Room offers a variety of private themed rooms, curiosities, bespoke cocktails & food.

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Station Room
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Min: 20 Max: 30
Founder's Room 1
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Min: 150 Max: 220
Founder's Room 2
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Min: 65 Max: 100
Full Founder's Room Buyout
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Min: 200 Max: 400
The Gallery at Spotlight
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Min: 50 Max: 150

Our dedicated team at The Paramount handles all rentals and services in-house with professionalism and expertise.

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Our Story

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History

Long Islanders brimming with anticipation gathered on the sidewalks for two separate opening nights, separated by 84 years. Despite being different crowds in different theaters, they were all part of the same building's history.

The story of this building dates back to the Roaring Twenties, specifically May 5, 1927, when Huntington witnessed one of its most significant building booms. New office buildings, a 60-room hotel, and a magnificent theater—hailed as the finest east of Brooklyn. Visitors to the new theater could enjoy vaudeville acts, a feature film, comedy, and other novelties with symphony orchestra accompaniment.

 

By 1973, the theater was dark. A few years later, a rescue effort was attempted by Vincent Orlando, who was the director of a local dance company. Working with the Balcony Film Club and Stars of American ballet, they hoped to make the renovated theater its permanent home. The $400,000 conversion project was stymied by construction delays.

By 1981, the Balcony Theater was rechristened as Spaceport and featured a 102-foot wrap around stage (billed as “the world’s longest screen”) for laser light shows. Meanwhile, work on converting the theater for dance performances was only 50 to 60 percent complete and completion would require another $100,000 of work.

 

Two years later, the old theater finally found a second life when the Inter-Media Arts Center moved from Bayville. IMAC, as it was popularly known, was a not-for-profit organization run by Huntington residents Michael Rothbard and Kathie Bodily. In addition to live performances of music and dance, IMAC conducted workshops on videotape editing, camera technique, and studio television production. Its video production facilities were used by artists and not-for-profit groups to produce a variety of works including music videos and public service announcements.

 

Eventually the video production aspect of IMAC diminished and the 650 seat theater became known for presenting a wide variety of music including folk, jazz, blues, world music, and as Rothbard put it, “a type of music we really don’t have a name for.”


By 2009, declining funding, rising expenses, and difficult circumstances forced Rothbard and Bodily to close IMAC. Rothbard died four months later.

 

Local business owners were concerned about the impact of IMAC’s closing on sales. The theater had attracted thousands of visitors to the village every week.

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The Birth of The Paramount

A little more than a year after IMAC had closed, a group of investors entered into a 30-year lease for the old IMAC space as well as additional space in the building, including the main floor of the original Huntington Theater and started the process of converting it into a new state of the art music venue.

Renovation

Renovation of the theater, which cost in excess of five million dollars, presented its own challenges. According to architect Neal Hoffman, the biggest issue was how to recreate the original capacity of the former vaudeville theater. A mid-20th Century renovation had split the original theater into four quarters, including two separate spaces on the second floor. The front section had been used by IMAC. The back wall of the IMAC stage was removed and the floor was extended to the back wall of the building, creating the large, open floor space of The Paramount.

The original stage was still on the lower level. “We were also surprised to see the old proscenium [i.e., the part of a theater stage in front of the curtain] intact,” said Hoffman. A new stage was built above where the original stage had been. Dressing rooms were built beneath the stage.

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The
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Versatile New Space

The result of the renovations was a space with the versatility to host live events in a standing, hybrid, or fully-seated configuration with a capacity of up to 1,573; a large main upper level floor, fixed side loge-balcony seating, mezzanine seating, and a “Skybar.” The street level of the building was converted into the Founders Room, a private club designed to recreate the look and feel of a 1920s speakeasy with private rooms.

Grand Opening and Success

By September 30, 2011, The Paramount was ready for its grand opening with a sold-out concert by Elvis Costello. Since that night, The Paramount in concert with TD Bank has become one of the top club venues worldwide hosting a variety of concerts, comedy, boxing, and other special events. Booked by Live Nation & utilizing Ticketmaster ticketing, The Paramount hosts over 300+ events per year.

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Notable Performances

Top artists who have taken The Paramount’s stage include Billy Joel, Ed Sheeran, Rod Stewart, Jeff Beck, Don Henley, Joe Walsh, Steve Miller Band, Judas Priest, Meshuggah, Deftones, Willie Nelson, B.B. King, ZZ Top, Rob Thomas, Steely Dan, John Fogerty, Pitbull, Jewel, Slash, Ms. Lauryn Hill, Weezer, Snoop Dog, Bebe Rexha, Michael Bolton, Melissa Etheridge, and many other Grammy-award winning entertainers.

Praise from Top Artists

English singer-songwriter Ed Sheeran, who gave an impromptu sold-out concert at The Paramount on July 5, 2014, praised the venue: “I’ve played a lot of venues around the world and The Paramount is by far the best!”

The Paramount is “the best club that’s ever been on Long Island,” according to no less an authority than Billy Joel, who has played at the venue.

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Spotlight at The Paramount

In 2019, Spotlight at The Paramount was born! Located beside The Paramount, Spotlight is a restaurant, bar, and art space that delivers diverse entertainment. Spotlight offers a window into the talents and originality of professional and aspiring artists, adding to the already robust culture of art, music, and food in the Huntington Community. Spotlight boasts a full bar including 12 taps and an eclectic food menu, created by Executive Chef Matthew Wagner.

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Ella's

Ella's is the latest addition to The Paramount family. Located at 364 New York Ave, next to The Paramount, here you’ll enjoy curated plates, enhanced cocktails, delicious wood-fired pizza, and now live acoustic sets. From Happy Hour to Bottomless Brunch, or for unforgettable cocktails and dinner, Ella’s has you covered.

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The Founder’s Room is designed as a 1920’s speakeasy. We like to believe that we have captured the sights, smells, tastes and heartbeat of an erstwhile era. The Founder’s Room offers a variety of private themed rooms, curiosities, bespoke cocktails & food.

The Founder's Room, members only
the hallway leading into The Founder's Room with vintage photos on the wall
doorway leading into The Founder's room

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