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Robert E. Parilla Performing Arts Center

Robert E. Parilla Performing Arts Center

The Robert E. Parilla Performing Arts Center is the hub of cultural activity at the Montgomery College Rockville campus. For the 2023 – 2024 season, patrons can select from a wide variety of performances including music, drama, dance, and comedy. Discover our Guest Artist Series, Saturday Morning Children’s Series, the College Performing Arts Series, and the College Music Series.

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Theatre Rental

If you are interested in renting our theatre for your event or have specific questions regarding rentals, please contact the theatre’s booking office at 240-567-7537 or emailing pacrentals@montgomerycollege.edu.

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Guest Artists Series

The Parilla Performing Arts Center’s Guest Artist Series features high quality shows with multicultural appeal and artistic merit.

Photo: 2022-2023 Guest Artist Series, LVIV National Philharmonic Orchestra of Ukraine,  ©2023 Nalinee Darmrong Photography

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College Performing Arts Series

The College Performing Arts Series features the students of Montgomery College in wonderful productions that are an affordable introduction to live theatre and the performing arts.

Photo: 2022-2023 College Performing Arts Series, Electricidad, ©2023 Nalinee Darmrong Photography

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Saturday Morning Children's Series

The Saturday Morning Children’s series is designed for shorter attention spans and introducing children to the fun and magic of live theatre.

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College Music Series

The Montgomery College Music Department presents a variety of free concerts performed by Montgomery College students, faculty, and guests.

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Our Sponsors

The Robert E. Parilla Performing Arts Center is supported by a grant from the Maryland State Arts Council (MSAC)new window, an agency dedicated to cultivating a vibrant cultural community where the arts thrive. An agency of the Department of Business and Economic Development, the MSAC provides financial support and technical assistance to nonprofit organizations, units of government, colleges, and universities for arts activities.
Funding for the Maryland State Arts Council is also provided by the National Endowment for the Artsnew window, a federal agency.