Fox Theatre Oakland Tickets
The Fox Theater is one of the most beloved and historic concert venues
in the Bay Area, a part of the landscape of downtown Oakland, California since 1928. After two years of construction to create
the highly ornate and Middle Eastern influenced architecture, the Fox Theatre opened its doors to Bay Area theatergoers on
October 27, 1928 as the West Coast Oakland. West Coast was a chain of theaters and the Oakland location was opened as a live
stage show venue. By 1929, the theatre was purchased by William Fox of the Fox Theatre chain, officially changing the name
to the Fox Theatre Oakland. The opulence of its architecture, inside and out, made it an instant hit, as did its location
on Telegraph Avenue in the heart of the dining and shopping heart of Oakland. Soon, as televisions seemed to distract viewers
from the silver screen, the business at the Fox Theatre dried up and was forced to close its door in 1966. With a failed attempt
in the late 1970's by a local couple who had gone there on dates as teenagers in the 1930's, the once thriving theater was
left to rot. After 40 years of fires, decay and bureaucratic red tape, the new and improved Fox Theatre reopened its door
on February 5, 2009 thanks to an amazing group of local supporters and fundraising. What reopened is not only a completely
refurbished concert venue, but a sign of a completely revamped downtown Oakland. The Fox Theater reminds locals of the days
of a thriving downtown scene. The venue also houses the Oakland School for the Arts, catering to students in grades 6-12,
as well as The Den, a hip restaurant and bar attached to the theater.
Since 1928, the Fox
Theatre in Oakland has hosted plays, first run movies, and now concerts. The last movie shown at the theatre before its closing
in 1966 was the epic Beatles filmLet It Be. Since its reopening in 2009, The Fox has been a go to venue for some of the biggest
acts that come to the Bay Area. The great Bob Dylan has played the historic theatre, as has My Chemical Romance, The Decemberists,
Alice In Chains and local heroes Green Day. Some of today's hippest acts like Sigor Rus, Trey Anastastio Band, Arctic Monkeys
and Broken Bells have also taken the stage at this historic landmark. Check the schedule for the next wave of bands to come
to the Fox, which is always a destination to some of the top tours that come through the Bay Area.
California is the third largest city in the Bay Area, located just east of San Francisco. The city is an economic, cultural
and industrial hub, with the port of Oakland being the busiest in all of Northern California. In the 1920's, the country enjoyed
a thriving economic climate in the post war era and Oakland was feeling it as much as anyone. The port and airport were busy
and Oakland's downtown area was rich with nightlife. The Fox Theatre in Oakland was as much a sign of this revival as anything,
bringing together the community for a night at the pictures. Many Oakland residents recall their prom night or first dates
at the Fox. Nostalgia has been a driving force for many people over the years who wanted to renovate the famed theatre. In
the 40 years the theater was closed, The Fox was also a living monument for the tough years Oakland faced after the crash
and subsequent war, as well as the economic troubles of many of the citizens of Oakland. As the cycle goes, the Fox Theatre's
revival is tied to the constant work towards rebuilding this great city. Many of the historic properties in downtown Oakland
have been restored, bringing back the incredible architecture of the early 1900's. The Fox Theatre is as tied to the city
of Oakland as any monument could be. It's restoration is a sign of hope and prosperity to the community.
There is not a bad seat in the house at the Fox Theatre in Oakland. There are three main seating areas for audiences
to choose from, which the theatre can switch up to be flexible for different performances. The Orchestra section is General
Admission, filled on a first come, first serve basis. It is also raised so that fans in the back may see over people in front.
The Orchestra is followed by Mezzanine and the Balcony. When the event calls for cabaret seating, seats are added to the Orchestra
to provide chairs closest to the stage. The Fox Theatre seats up to 2,800 people, making it a perfect venue for any type of
What was the Fox Theatre's first name supposed to be before it opened?
it opened in 1928 as the West Coast Oakland, the theatre was to be called The Baghdad because of the architecture's Middle
Eastern style. It's inclusion of terra cotta tiles, golden artifacts and tiled roof, the theatre is an architectural marvel.
The name was changed to the West Coast Oakland before opening when it was purchased by the West Coast theatre chain.