Built in 1928, the Fox Theater is an architectural masterpiece and former movie house that underwent a $75 million renovation to reopen its doors in February of 2009 under the direction of Another Planet Entertainment. Featuring jaw-dropping original details, state-of-the-art Meyer sound system and a capacity of up to 2,800, the Fox is continuously recognized as a favorite among touring artists.



With the purchase of a regular ticket to the show, you can opt in to upgrade your experience to include VIP access to the exclusive Telegraph Room before, during and after the show! More highlights include:

  • Separate premier entrance to the Fox
  • Access to preferred viewing section on the orchestra level with cocktail service for General Admission shows
  • Private Bar serving exclusive beers, liquors and specialty drink
  • Complimentary hors d'oeuvres
  • Private bathrooms

If you're interested in renting out The Telegraph Room for a private event, please email [email protected] for more information.



Enjoy food and drinks before every the show at The Den. The Den is a sophisticated bar located inside the venue and open to the public typically an hour prior to doors time. Our gourmet menu and specialty cocktails await!

Please note that The Den is open to ticket holders only on show nights, and there are no ins and outs.

If you are interested in renting out The Den for a private event, please email [email protected]



Oakland School of the Arts

The Fox Theater is proud to provide a permanent home for the Oakland School of the Arts. The mission of the school is to create a learning environment that fosters excellence in the arts and education. OSA’s goal is that all students graduate with a range of options to continue their academic and artistic pursuits in the nation’s top universities and conservatory arts programs. OSA is ranked among the top 5 performing public secondary schools in the City of Oakland. OSA’s Academic Performance Index (API) scores consistently outperform a majority of those in the Oakland Unified School District. OSA seeks to position itself as a model, so that other schools that serve comparable demographics may achieve similar performance gains.

Friends of the Fox

Friends of the Oakland Fox began in 1998 as a subcommittee of the Oakland Heritage Alliance (OHA). OHA was concerned about the deteriorating state of the theater: there was a leaky roof causing damage to the interior of the theater, mushrooms growing on the carpet, and homeless people camped inside the building. OHA organized a media tour of the Fox and helped generate enough interest in the theater's plight that the City of Oakland replaced the roof and began focusing in earnest on strategies for developing the theater.

California Commercial Investments

Phil Tagami, managing partner of California Commercial Investments, was a driving force behind the financing and rehabilitation of the Fox Theater. Throughout the past several years, he has promoted the vision of transforming the theater into a live performance venue and permanent home for the Oakland School of Arts. Under Mr. Tagami’s leadership, $57 million has been raised from a dozen sources, including construction financing from Bank of America.

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