Carson Center

100 Kentucky Avenue
Paducah, KY 42003
270-450-4444 (box office); 270-443-9932 (administration)

Category: Entertainment

Hours of Operation:
Various hours


The Luther F. Carson Four Rivers Center (the Carson Center) is a regional, multiple-use facility with space for public and private events of all types. It also has superb staging and acoustics for a wide variety of entertainment, cultural and education programming.

Here are a few facts about this beautiful performing arts center located in historic downtown Paducah:

  • The stage tower is ten stories tall and is capable of housing performance equipment necessary for staging large productions, including 63 line sets for scenery, lighting and curtains.
  • The main hall seats 1806 people with the farthest seat being only approximately 112 feet from the stage.
  • The Paxton Family Foundation Lobby includes two sweeping staircases on either side and will feature amenities such as food/beverage areas and coat rooms. A commissioned hand painted mural spans the entire back wall of the lobby that depicts the four rivers region on a quilt backdrop. (Home of the American Quilt Museum, Paducah is known as “Quilt City, USA”.)
  • The River Room overlooks the confluence of the Ohio and Tennessee rivers and provides an idea space for small performance, dinners, dances, corporate training seminars, and other events.
  • Adjacent to the River Room is the Riverview Terrace – a second-story patio which also overlooks the Ohio and Tennessee rivers and which can be used for receptions, dinners, medium-sized get-togethers.
  • The Ingram Founder’s Room, located on the 2nd floor, offers an intimate space for small receptions, lunches, private meetings and more.