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Atlanta’s Fox Theatre: Rich history and unique entertainment

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The Fox theatre in Atlanta was born out of one of the most difficult eras for Americans, the Great Depression. The theatre was originally designed to be a Yaarab Shrine Temple, but as time moved forward new owners developed the building as a movie and live entertainment theatre. The original design can still be found throughout the theatre represented in both Islamic and Egyptian architecture elements. Atlanta was once home to several movie theatre complexes, but Fox theatre is the only one left standing thanks to the efforts of a few who helped it get placed on the National Register of Historic places.

In addition to a rich history, the Fox also holds some of the biggest events in the country including the Atlanta Ballet and many different touring Broadway shows that have small sets. The theatre is shallower than many other auditoriums because of its age, but that only adds to the ambience and nostalgia of the entertainment.

If you are looking for the hottest spot in Atlanta to catch the best live entertainment, then the Fox theatre is it. No matter if you enjoy Broadway plays, local and national musicians, or even digital entertainment you will love the Fox theatre. The theatre has a constant revolving door of new events taking place. In fact, it is home to over 300 paid events every year! Big names that have performed there include Aretha Franklin and the Rolling Stones. These events include concerts and plays. If you don’t find any shows you may enjoy watching you can always take a tour of the gorgeous theatre itself and discover its detailed history. The theatre is a great place to take older children but younger kids may find it difficult to enjoy the rich history. If you take a vacation to Atlanta consider taking a tour of Fox theatre, you will enjoy its beauty and entertainment.


Address/Map:  660 Peachtree St NE Atlanta, GA 30308
Phone: (404) 881-2100
Website: Plan your visit to The Fox Theatre
Admission: Tickets and Ticket Information available online