Beauty and the Beast at Paramount Theatre, Aurora, IL Photo by Liz Lauren.

The Aurora Area's rise to prominence as an arts & culture hub is thanks in large part to the success of the "Jeff" award-winning Paramount Theatre, where you can witness breathtaking Broadway productions built from the ground up right here in Aurora, Illinois. Paramount's new BOLD Series brings dramatic works to the newly renovated Copley Theatre, where you can also enjoy a festive roasting of the holidays each year produced by The Second City. Enjoy dinner & a show with our dining guide, the perfect pairing for a night out on the town.