Tour The Paramount Theatre!


Public tours of the Paramount Theatre are typically given on Saturdays, excluding holidays, holiday weekends and some event days. Please refer to the schedule listed below for available tour dates. Our guided tours provide a full and informative view of the theatre. Due to their interactive nature, tours run approximately 90 minutes.

Please Note: Due to their interactive nature, tours may last longer than the designated time limit.

  • Begins promptly at 10:00 AM at the Box Office entrance on 21st Street near Broadway.
  • Admission Fees:
    • $10.00 per person for adults, ages 18 & up 
    • $5.00 per person for youth, ages 8-17
    • Youth 7 & under are free
  • Admission for public tours are charged at the entrance. The theatre no longer accepts cash, so only debit or credit cards are accepted for payment: Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover, Apple Pay and Google Pay.
  • Please note that some areas of the tour are not wheelchair or ADA accessible and the theatre does NOT have an elevator.
  • Cameras welcome.
  • Food and drinks are NOT allowed.
  • Reservations are not required, but encouraged. Please email:




Public Tours will be held on the following Saturdays. Tour dates are subject to change. Please check back for updates.


Saturday, May 4, 11, 18, 25

Saturday, June 15, 22, 29

Saturday, July 6, 20

Saturday, August 3, 17, 24

Saturday, September 7, 21




Private group tours may be scheduled Monday through Friday, between the hours of 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM. A private tour is 90 minutes in length and provides a full and informative view of the Paramount Theatre.

  • Groups of 1 to 30 people: fee is $250.00
  • Groups of 31 to 60 people: fee is $500.00

For groups larger than 60 people or to make private tour arrangements, please call 510-722-0841 or email

For a tour "preview", read San Francisco Chronicle columnist Jon Carroll's Paramount on Parade.