Paul Reubens To Headline U.S. Tour Celebrating The 35th Anniversary Of Pee-Wee’s Big Adventure

Special Screening of the Cult Classic Followed by Amazing Stories About the Making of the Film Told by Paul Reubens

Beloved Film Starring and Co-Written by Paul Reubens, Directed by Tim Burton, with Music by Danny Elfman to Honor Milestone in 2020

Tickets On Sale to the General Public December 13

2020 marks 35 years since Paul Reuben’s classic, quirky sensation Pee-wee’s Big Adventure hit theaters. A critical and financial triumph at the box office, the 1985 comedy, Pee-wee’s Big Adventure, starring and co-written by Reubens grossed over $40M domestically and made Pee-wee Herman a household name. The movie marked the feature film directorial debut of Tim Burton and the first major studio film for composer Danny Elfman, beginning the now legendary filmmaking duo’s partnership which has resulted in 16 films over the last three decades. The movie is a timeless classic that continues to entertain and enthrall generations of fans to this day.

The 35th anniversary of the film is being celebrated with Pee-wee’s Big Adventure 35th Anniversary Tour with Paul Reubens. Each event will include a special screening of the film, followed by amazing stories about the making of the movie told by Paul Reubens. Produced by Live Nation, the 20-city outing kicks off February 14th in Portland, Oregon and will make stops in Los Angeles, San Francisco, Atlanta, New York and more, before wrapping March 29th in Washington, D.C.

Tickets go on sale to the general public Friday, December 13 at 10am local time at Three levels of exclusive VIP packages will be available that include a ticket as well as a super secret gift, plus photo opportunity as well as a signed print. For further details visit

After the breakout success of Pee-wee’s Big Adventure, Reubens went on to create, co-write and co-direct Pee-wee’s Playhouse on CBS. The series earned 22 Emmy® Awards during its five year run. Reubens has personally been nominated for 14 Emmy® Awards, with two wins.

Pee-wee’s Big Adventure 35th Anniversary Tour with Paul Reubens

February 14 – Portland, OR – Newmark Theatre

February 15 – Seattle, WA – Moore Theatre

February 21 – Denver, CO – Paramount Theatre

February 22 – Salt Lake City, UT – Kingsbury Hall

February 27 – Los Angeles, CA – The Wiltern

February 28 – San Francisco, CA – The Masonic

February 29 – San Diego, CA – Spreckels Theatre

March 5 – San Antonio, TX – The Aztec Theatre

March 6 – Austin, TX – ACL Live at the Moody Theater

March 8 – Dallas, TX – Majestic Theatre

March 12 – Atlanta, GA – The Tabernacle

March 13 – Tampa, FL – Tampa Theatre*

March 14 – Coral Springs, FL – Coral Springs Center for the Arts*

March 20 – Chicago, IL – The Chicago Theatre

March 21 – Minneapolis, MN – State Theatre

March 22 – Detroit, MI – The Fillmore Detroit

March 26 – New York, NY – The Beacon Theatre

March 27 – Philadelphia, PA – The Met Philadelphia

March 28 – Boston, MA – Orpheum Theater

March 29 – Washington, DC – Warner Theatre

*Date not produced by Live Nation

For more information, head to ‘Pee-wee Herman’s Log’ (that’s blog without the “b”) at: OR


Paul Reubens Media Contacts: 

Brianna Smith & Molly Kawachi, [email protected]

Live Nation U.S. Concerts Media Contacts:

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About Paul Reubens

Paul Reubenscreated the iconic character, Pee-wee Herman, as a member of the famed Los Angeles improv group The Groundlings. His breakthrough stage production, The Pee-wee Herman Show, premiered at The Groundlings Theatre and moved to The Roxy on Sunset Strip where it ran for an unprecedented five months. The HBO broadcast of the show introduced Pee-wee to a national audience.
Pee-wee Herman was brought to the big screen in the hit 1985 comedy Pee-wee’s Big Adventure, which Reubens co-wrote and marked Tim Burton’s feature film directorial debut. Reubens went on to create, co-write and co-direct Pee-wee’s Playhouse on CBS. The series earned 22 Emmy® Awards during its five year run. Reubens has personally been nominated for 14 Emmy® Awards, winning twice.

Pee-wee returned to the big screen in Big Top Pee-wee, directed by Randal Kleiser. Reubens co-wrote and co-produced the film.

In 2010, Reubens produced, co-wrote and starred in an updated revival of The Pee-wee Herman Show in Los Angeles. The show went to Broadway, opening to rave reviews at The Stephen Sondheim Theater. The New York Times called it, “Yummier than chocolate”, New York Post proclaimed, “the audience screams for joy!” and New York Magazine said, “Welcome back, Pee-wee! You were sorely missed”.

Reubens returned to HBO with an exclusive version of The Pee-wee Herman Show on Broadway which was nominated for an Emmy® for Outstanding Variety, Music Or Comedy Special.

In 2015, Reubens teamed with Judd Apatow to produce the third Pee-wee film, Pee-wee’s Big Holiday. The Netflix movie was written by Reubens and Paul Rust, and co-starred Joe Manganiello.

Reubens has starred in a number of diverse television roles, including 30 Rock, Pushing Daisies, Reno 911, Everybody Loves Raymond, Portlandia, The Blacklist, Gotham, Steven Soderbergh’s Mosaic, The Conners and What We Do In The Shadows. His film credits include The Blues Brothers, Cheech and Chong’s Nice Dreams, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Batman Returns, Matilda, Mystery Men and Todd Solondz’s Life During Wartime.

Reubens has lent his voice to many animated projects including The Nightmare Before Christmas, Star Wars Rebels, Family Guy, American Dad, The Smurfs, Batman: The Brave And The Bold, Tron: Uprising, Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare, Robot Chicken andMinecraft: Storymode. He can currently be heard at Disneyland and Disneyworld as the voice of DJ-R3X, the droid pilot turned DJ in Oga’s Cantina at Galaxies Edge. 

Reubens is currently writing his memoir, putting the finishing touches on two more Pee-wee movie scripts and developing projects for television, including a variety show and a western called ‘Fancypants’.

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