Main Theater

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Main Theatre
PAX Prime 2011 Main Theatre (Paramount)
Hours 10:30AM-2:00AM
Twitter Not Available
Contact None Available

The Main Theatre is host to panels and the Friday/Saturday night concerts at PAX.


Since 2004, the Main Theatre has been the host of the Penny Arcade Q&A and Make A Strip! panels. Other notable events are the Keynote and the Concerts.

PAX Prime

  • Began in 2004 in the Meydenbauer Center
  • Moved to WSCC in 2007
  • Moved to Benaroya Hall in 2010
  • Moved (and is currently located) to the Paramount Theater in 2011

PAX East

  • Began in 2010 in the Veterans Memorial Auditorium (Hynes Convention Center)
  • Moved (and is currently located) to the BCEC (third floor) in 2011


  • Location information currently not available


For anything popular (anything Penny Arcade related, the Keynote, the Concerts) it is generally advised to line up an hour before panel (or concert) start time.

Okay so where do I line up?

For more PAX Prime Main Theatre information see the Paramount Theater article.

Is the Main Theatre cleared between panels?

Yes. The only exception being panels that have less than a 30 minute gap between each other. For example, after the Friday morning Keynote has finished, the theatre is not cleared since the first Penny Arcade Q&A session begins in 30 minutes (or less).

How about the concerts? Is the theatre cleared after each performer?

Nope. If the theatre has reached maximum capacity, no one else (expect Police, Fire Rescue, EMS, PA Staff, Main Theatre Enforcers and other important looking people) will be allowed in until other attendees leave the theatre. This is due to the fact that PAX must abide by the buildings fire code of maximum occupants. If you would like to attend the Concerts it is advised that line up at least one hour before the start time. Follow @PAX_lines on twitter for updates on line situations throughout PAX.

Expected Content

The Main Theatre is host to many popular events during the PAX weekend. This usually includes

  • The Keynote
  • Penny Arcade Q&A
  • Penny Arcade Make A Strip!
  • Acquisitions Incorporated (live Dungeons and Dragons game) [PAX Prime only...for now]
  • Friday and Saturday Night Concerts


Year Building Floor Room Year Building Floor Room Year Building Floor Room
2013 BCEC 3 N/A 2013 Paramount Theater N/A N/A 2013 Melbourne Showgrounds  ?  ?
2012 BCEC 3 N/A 2012 Paramount Theater N/A N/A
2011 BCEC 3 N/A 2011 Paramount Theater N/A N/A
2010 Hynes Convention Center 2 & 3 Veterans Memorial Auditorium 2010 Benaroya Hall N/A N/A
2009 N/A N/A N/A 2009 WSCC 4 4A
2008 N/A N/A N/A 2008 WSCC 4 4A
2007 N/A N/A N/A 2007 WSCC 4 4F
2006 N/A N/A N/A 2006 Meydenbauer Center Multiple Theatre
2005 N/A N/A N/A 2005 Meydenbauer Center Multiple Theatre
2004 N/A N/A N/A 2004 Meydenbauer Center Multiple Theatre