College Performing Arts Series – Patrons can save 25% with two easy ways to subscribe: Subscriptions and Passbooks. Season subscriptions offer same-night, same-seat tickets to every performance in the series. The Passbook is a coupon redeemable for five tickets that can be used in any combination to one or more of the College Performing Arts Series shows. Advance reservations are required. Passbook coupons are only redeemable for performances scheduled Thursday through Sunday. All performances are reserved seating.

Please note: Wednesday evening performances of the College Performing Arts Series are previews. Tickets are two for the price of one only when purchased through the Box Office. Passbooks are not redeemable for Wednesday evening performances, and Wednesday evening subscriptions are not available.


Help us to ensure the cultural and artistic growth of our community by becoming a Friend of the Robert E. Parilla Performing Arts Center. Donors of $100 or more will receive two complimentary College Performing Arts Series student showcase production subscriptions or Passbooks. Additionally, Friends of the Performing Arts Center receive all subscriber benefits: ticket exchanges, and lost ticket protection. For further information, please contact our Box Office at 240-567-5301.


All sales are final. No refunds, substitutions, or exchanges are permitted. Every patron, regardless of age, must have a ticket. To qualify for senior citizen discounts, patrons must be at least 65 years old. Student discounts are available for all students and children through high school, and for college students with current ID.


The center is committed to making the arts accessible to all. Under the provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act, this information is available in alternative formats. To request an alternative format and/or other disabilityrelated accommodations, please contact the Robert E. Parilla Performing Arts Center Box Office at 240-567- 5301; Maryland Relay is available at 1-800-552-7724. Please provide the center with sufficient advanced notice to arrange accommodations. Patrons with special seating requests should inform the Box Office at the time of ticket purchase.

The Robert E. Parilla Performing Arts Center features wheelchair-accessible parking, entrances, restrooms, telephones, and seating. Theatergoers may enjoy our free infrared system for the hearing-impaired from any seat during any performance. Receivers are available on a first-come, first-served basis at the Box Office. 

Patrons may also use Listen Everywhere.

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1. Download the Listen Everywhere app using one of the buttons above.
2. Open your phone WiFi connection and login to the venue hearing assistance WiFi connection – HEAR 2.4 or HEAR 5.0. There is no password.
3. Open the Listen or Audio Everywhere app, select the venue that comes up, put in your ear buds and enjoy the show with your own personal audio connection to the event!


Unless otherwise posted, Box Office hours are Monday through Friday, 10 am to 2 pm and 3 pm to 6 pm. Additionally, the Box Office is open at least two hours prior to all Guest Artist, College Performing Arts, and Saturday Morning Children’s Series performances, and one hour prior to the films with an admission charge.


The Parilla Performing Arts Center plays host to more than 100 theatre rental events each year.  Maryland Youth Ballet and Metropolitan Ballet Theatre present their productions of the Nutcracker as well as their Spring performances; classical Indian dance organizations present world-renowned artists and their students; and Chinese Opera companies, Russian theatre companies, Greek dance companies, and many more, call the Performing Arts Center their home for performance. If you are interested in renting our theatre for your event or have questions regarding rentals, please contact the theatre’s booking office at 240.567.7537 or View the theatre rental webpage for the latest rates. View the theatre technical specifications webpage for detailed technical information. We look forward to working with you, and thank you for your interest in renting the Parilla Performing Arts Center at Montgomery College.


  • Allow yourself adequate time to arrive at the theatre.
  • Latecomers will be seated only at appropriate program intervals.
  • Please turn off all cell phones and pagers during performances.
  • Absolutely no food or beverages are allowed in the theatre.


Group rates are available for some shows for groups of 15 or more. Please contact the Box Office at 240-567-5301 for further information.


Montgomery College is tobacco-free. All tobacco products, including cigarettes and chewing tobacco, are prohibited from Montgomery College property.


The performance schedule is subject to change without prior notice.


If you have any further questions, please call us at 240-567-5301, fax us at 240-567-7542, or e-mail us at

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