Emerson Paramount Center's Robert J. Orchard Stage

559 Washington St, Boston

Plan Your Visit

Originally a 1930's cinema palace, the Robert J. Orchard Stage was restored in lively Art Deco style and evokes the thrill of American cinema's Golden Age. The largest auditorium operated by the Emerson College Office of the Arts, the 572-seat Robert J. Orchard Stage hosts dance, theater, music, speakers, and much more.

The main entrance is tucked away on Washington Street, and is easily accessible by both the Park Street Greene Line T Stop and the Chinatown Orange Line T Stop.

Detailed parking information is available below.

To ensure you are on time for the performance, please arrive early. Specific information about when doors will open for your event will be sent in your pre-show email. Seating after the performance has begun will be at the discretion of management, and may be delayed until a suitable pause in the performance. 


wheelchair icon  This venue is fully accessible and has elevator access to each floor.  ArtsEmerson has a detailed accessibility page on their site.

assistive listening icon  Assistive Listening Devices:  Radio Frequency (RF) assistive listening systems are installed in all theatres and headsets may be used at any seat. Headsets with induction neck loops are available for patrons who use hearing aids and cochlear implants with a “T” switch.

asl access icon  The Celebrity Series of Boston offers sign language interpretation upon request. Requests for sign language interpreters must be received at least four weeks prior to the event by contacting Celebrity Series at 617-482-2595 or info@celebrityseries.org. All requests are subject to the availability of an interpreter and provided at the discretion of the management.

question mark icon   For more Accessibility information on this venue, please contact the Celebrity Series box office at 617-482-6661, or boxoffice@celebrityseries.org, or visit our Accessibility page.

Street View


Boston Common Garage
0 Charles Street (between Boston Common and Public Garden)
(617) 954-2098

City Place Parking Garage
8 Park Plaza (40 Charles Street)
(857) 368-9730

Lafayette Parking Garage
1 Avenue De Lafayette
(617) 357-1987

Motor Mart Garage
201 Stuart St.
(617) 482-8380

Stuart Street Garage
200 Stuart Street
(617) 482-1800


For more information, please contact:

ArtsEmerson Box Office

Box Office opens 2 Hours before shows

559 Washington Street
Boston, MA 02111
Tuesday-Saturday 12pm-6pm

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