The bold vision for the Fox Theater is now a reality. After closing its doors in 1970, the Fox Theater reopened in February 2009 with a run of performances from entertainment’s top acts. The multiple seating configurations include general admission, cabaret style seating, and reserved seating.
The theater itself serves as the flagship live music venue for Another Planet Entertainment, well known for bringing outstanding live entertainment to the Greek Theatre, The Independent, Paramount Theatre, Oracle Arena and other popular Bay Area venues.
The theater’s wrap around building is the permanent home for the Oakland School for the Arts, a tuition-free charter school dedicated to artistic and academic excellence. By night, the theater offers premier ground floor bars and restaurants that open out to a courtyard of trees, benches, and newly widened sidewalks.
The Fox Theater is located within a half block of BART (Bay Area Rapid Transit) and only a 12-minute train ride from San Francisco and a 9-minute train ride from Berkeley. The Fox Theater, The Greek Theatre at U.C. Berkeley, and Oracle Arena in Oakland lie within 6 miles of each other. As a live music venue, arts school, and restaurant, the theater’s opening anchored the long-awaited renaissance of Oakland’s Uptown entertainment district.