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Fox Theater

Fox Theater

Music Venue, Rock Club, and Movie Theater
Uptown, Oakland
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    kev/null
    "Beautiful venue close to Bart with great acoustics."(8 Tips)
    Benjy W.
    "My favorite venue of its size in the bay area!"(7 Tips)
    Autumn K.
    "This is my second favorite venue now!"(4 Tips)
    Ashleigh C.
    "Bring your visa signature card."(3 Tips)
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  • Brodie O.heart icon on user image
    Brodie OlmsteadDecember 10, 2016
    Been here 10+ times
    Gorgeous and spacious venue with good sound. Floor seats are the way to go, but you'll have a great time from any seat. Ridiculously easy to get to via BART.
  • Chelsea O.
    Chelsea OtakanJune 20, 2014
    One of the best venues I've ever been to. If you're short, there are two areas with steps on the main floor to try to grab a spot with a good view. Do it during the openers!
    Upvoted Mar 23
  • Lulu T.heart icon on user image
    Lulu TangOctober 3, 2017
    Been here 5+ times
    Awesome tiered floor. If you’re short (like me), you can probably see the stage if you just stand a bit farther back. Love the decorations here too!
    Upvoted 4 days ago
  • Kendal C.
    Kendal CockrelAugust 15, 2018
    Dope venue, super close to BART. It's huge inside so if you're going for a talk or standup routine, it might be worth it to get seats closer to the front.
  • Michael D.heart icon on user image
    Michael DavidsonNovember 16, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    Beautiful concert venue. Easy to access. Great food. Try the grilled cheese in the Den!
  • Justin B.
    Justin BarnesSeptember 5, 2012
    Gorgeous restored theater, one of the old original Fox theaters with incredible ceilings and architecture of its day. The sound is not up to par for true audiophiles but it's a gorgeous venue. Try it
  • Bob K.
    Bob KrofchikJune 29, 2014
    Beautifully restored venue with all the amenities you would expect. Don't let the location worry you, the neighbor felt safe and was free of the expected "urban decay."
  • Autumn K.heart icon on user image
    Autumn KhattarJanuary 9, 2020
    Saw Portugal. The Man. And it was brilliant! This is my second favorite venue now! Love it, the sound was exceptional
  • Tim H.heart icon on user image
    Tim HMarch 22, 2016
    1 of my favorite venues. Food, parking, BART make it easy.Seating in the loge & mezzanine preferred. Balcony leg room is cramped. Art deco!!
  • Leanne V.
    Leanne VanderbylJuly 15, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    The balcony seats are very spacious, comfortable, and have cup holders in the armrests. A very nice alternative when you're not in the mood to elbow through the crowd.
  • kev/nullheart icon on user image
    kev/nullAugust 13, 2015
    Beautiful venue close to Bart with great acoustics.
  • Laura L.
    Laura LNovember 17, 2013
    Great music venue in the uptown district of Oakland. Conveniently located off the 19th BART station. Great places around for a quick bite before the show.
  • Bobby W.heart icon on user image
    Bobby WinterMarch 12, 2017
    Beautiful movie house converted to a concert venue. Here enjoying Spafford and Umphrey's McGee.
  • Luciefer
    LucieferNovember 9, 2014
    I absolutely love this venue. It's beautiful, well kept, sound is great, and the talent that comes through is top-shelf.
  • Daniel S.
    Daniel SalinasAugust 15, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Convenient to SF by way of the BART, Fox Theatre is one of the larger venues here. Balcony is a no-go here, but the terraced floor has amazing views.
  • Ashley M.heart icon on user image
    Ashley MowreyNovember 19, 2017
    They have some amazing artists pop through here, but it’s a small space so keep up with their calendar because seats sell fast.
  • Tania M.heart icon on user image
    Tania MartinezSeptember 6, 2015
    Great venue for concerts with an amazing architecture, don't miss the ornamental ceiling it's beautiful.
  • Brian S.heart icon on user image
    Brian StraussSeptember 25, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    One on the best music venues around. Love the GA experience on the first floor. Great food and drink options near by.
  • Madeleine E.
    Madeleine EnglisSeptember 29, 2013
    This is one of the coolest concert venues! Looks kind of like a broadway theater. Get the floor tickets though, balcony is too removed.
  • Benjy W.heart icon on user image
    Benjy WeinbergerMay 10, 2018
    Been here 5+ times
    My favorite venue of its size in the bay area!
  • Marlon E.heart icon on user image
    Marlon EFebruary 9, 2020
    Been here 10+ times
    The box office is open on performance dates. Good for getting tickets without paying the online convenience fees.
  • tony r.heart icon on user image
    tony rochaFebruary 26, 2015
    When it's hot in the Fox, stand over one of the many vents in the floor to cool your junk.
  • Tracy R.heart icon on user image
    Tracy RugglesFebruary 21, 2014
    for any show, be sure to get close to the stage... away from the morons in the back who won't stop their yapping through every f'in song
  • Rich Y.heart icon on user image
    Rich YannaconeOctober 21, 2016
    Awesome venue. Tonight we saw Bon Iver. Was really good
  • Zipcar
    ZipcarJune 6, 2011
    No matter who’s coming through town, be it the National or Annie Lennox, they’ve got to stop in at the Fox. Zip there and take in the sights of the Uptown district in Oakland.
  • Ian W.
    Ian WalterOctober 14, 2014
    Favorite venue in the Bay Area. Beautiful theater, good sound. Get GA/ floor.
  • Jung-Ah Y.heart icon on user image
    Jung-Ah YumOctober 24, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    You can find/buy champagne from the Den and walk it into the fox! Generous pours, too (a whole mini selfsize champagne bottle!)
  • Maryellen
    MaryellenMarch 27, 2013
    This beautifully renovated theater attracts some really great acts. I got really great seats through Ticketmaster.
  • Colin D.heart icon on user image
    Colin DuRantDecember 6, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    Beautiful venue with great sound.
  • Steven K.heart icon on user image
    Steven KayeOctober 13, 2015
    Huge and with amazing interiors.
  • Dario F.
    Dario FernandezOctober 20, 2012
    Get drunk before you get here. Booz is too much. And bring some peeps, girls are too young here! ;) And enjoy, acoustics are awesome!
  • Edmondheart icon on user image
    EdmondSeptember 22, 2018
    I was here to watch Blood Orange. Great acoustics in a beautiful venue.
  • shauna s.
    shauna sampsonOctober 23, 2009
    The Fox Theater is the best of the restored mid-size performance venues in the bay area. Get there early and get a drink in the restored bar, marvel at the twin golden statuary with glowing eyes when
  • Steve R.heart icon on user image
    Steve RubinMarch 22, 2016
    They get a lot of great bands but the acoustics and mixing are really, really disappointing. I always leave feeling a little bummed out.
  • SFBART
    SFBARTFebruary 8, 2012
    Its easy to get to and from the Fox Theater on BART - the 19th St. Oakland BART Station is less than a block away. Read more
  • Cliff H.
    Cliff HicksDecember 16, 2018
    Been here 10+ times
    Great venue - best air circulation in the Bay but parking can sometimes be a beast.
  • Emily L.heart icon on user image
    Emily LOctober 15, 2016
    Beautiful theater, great for all types of shows, never disappointed.
  • Fernando C.
    Fernando CastellanosApril 19, 2014
    Awesome theater definitely the best one that I've seen in the bay area
  • Jose C.
    Jose CapoOctober 8, 2013
    There are restrooms on the second floor too, and a bar!
  • Laurie D.heart icon on user image
    Laurie DalzellJune 14, 2015
    Great acts come through. Beautiful Art Deco. Another of Oakland's gems.
  • Bob L.
    Bob LeeDecember 9, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    They certainly don't make theaters like this anymore. Beautifully restored art deco-ish interior...great place to catch a concert!
  • Andrewheart icon on user image
    AndrewMay 30, 2015
    It's great when venues have some seats available for those of us that are too lazy to stand for a show.
  • Jason M.heart icon on user image
    Jason MartinDecember 10, 2016
    What a beautiful space. It's too bad they continue to get the sound wrong. The performers sound like a garbled mess half the time.
  • Josh R.heart icon on user image
    Josh Reeder-EsparzaNovember 18, 2016
    Always love shows here — nearby bars are a must before doors.
  • Keith S.heart icon on user image
    Keith SmithFebruary 21, 2016
    Seeing CHIC. One of my all-time favorite disco groups!!!!
  • Cheryl G.heart icon on user image
    Cheryl GSFebruary 5, 2011
    Been here 50+ times
    Get something to eat in The Den and bring it inside if you want. Take a drink to your seat in the balcony. Ask an usher where the smoking areas are.
  • Trev ✌.heart icon on user image
    Trev ✌February 21, 2014
    Been here 25+ times
    shows start on time so don't be a slacker or you'll miss your awesome show!
  • Rich Y.heart icon on user image
    Rich YannaconeDecember 21, 2016
    Love this place ! Was here for Metallica this time
  • kumi m.
    kumi monsterNovember 10, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    Don't forget to visit RockMed if you need anything (earplugs, bandaids, medical attention).
  • Robert H.
    Robert HendryMay 6, 2013
    Great small venue for such a big act!
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