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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."(6 Tips)
    Donna R.
    "Live music!"(12 Tips)
    Ashleigh C.
    "Bring your visa signature card."(3 Tips)
    Madeleine E.
    "Get the floor tickets though, balcony is too removed."(3 Tips)
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  • Days o.
    The Fox Theater. What a great venue.
  • Beach L.
    It's gotta an intimate setting. Cool decor and vibe. Good sound and would love to hear another show here.
  • Bobby W.
    Bobby WinterMarch 12
    Beautiful movie house converted to a concert venue. Here enjoying Spafford and Umphrey's McGee.
  • Rich Y.
    Rich YannaconeDecember 21, 2016
    Love this place ! Was here for Metallica this time
  • Brodie O.
    Brodie OlmsteadDecember 10, 2016
    Been here 5+ 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.
  • Jason M.
    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.
  • Colin D.
    Colin DuRantDecember 6, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    Beautiful venue with great sound.
  • Josh R.
    Josh Reeder-EsparzaNovember 18, 2016
    Always love shows here — nearby bars are a must before doors.
  • Vansi
    VansiNovember 1, 2016
    The floor is a lot more fun than the balcony.
  • Rich Y.
    Rich YannaconeOctober 21, 2016
    Awesome venue. Tonight we saw Bon Iver. Was really good
  • Emily L.
    Emily LOctober 15, 2016
    Beautiful theater, great for all types of shows, never disappointed.
  • Jennifer N.
    Jennifer NgOctober 2, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    Box office also open two hours before shows!
  • Brian S.
    Brian StraussSeptember 25, 2016
    One on the best music venues around. Love the GA experience on the first floor. Great food and drink options near by.
  • Sarah
    SarahSeptember 17, 2016
    Beautiful theater, but the sound system really struggles on bass
  • Mimbres A.
    Great place for concerts
  • Lenny L.
    Lenny LesserMay 13, 2016
    Take BART.
  • Liza P.
    Liza PMay 3, 2016
    Beautiful theatre!
  • Roy S.
    Roy ScopazziApril 8, 2016
    Been here 10+ times
    Take BART there because parking is awful around there.
  • Tim H.
    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!!
  • Steve R.
    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.
  • Keith S.
    Keith SmithFebruary 21, 2016
    Seeing CHIC. One of my all-time favorite disco groups!!!!
  • Melon L.
    Melon LJanuary 28, 2016
    Good for old people who want to sit. Like me.
  • Michael D.
    Michael DavidsonNovember 16, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    Beautiful concert venue. Easy to access. Great food. Try the grilled cheese in the Den!
  • kumi m.
    kumi monsterNovember 10, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Don't forget to visit RockMed if you need anything (earplugs, bandaids, medical attention).
  • Steven K.
    Steven KayeOctober 13, 2015
    Huge and with amazing interiors.
  • Dan C.
    Dan CarewOctober 6, 2015
    Decent venue but can we please talk about how weird the carpeted floors in the foyer are.
  • Sydney C.
    Sydney ConnorsSeptember 12, 2015
    JASON ISBEL CONCERT AUGUST 11 BEST THING IVE EVER SEEN
  • Tania M.
    Tania MartinezSeptember 6, 2015
    Great venue for concerts with an amazing architecture, don't miss the ornamental ceiling it's beautiful.
  • Katie M.
    Katie MillerAugust 31, 2015
    Architecture is gorgeous
  • kev/null
    kev/nullAugust 13, 2015
    Beautiful venue close to Bart with great acoustics.
  • Mat C.
    Mat CollisJuly 24, 2015
    Cool venue
  • Jiexi C.
    Jiexi CaoJune 29, 2015
    Lovely venue.
  • Laurie D.
    Laurie DalzellJune 14, 2015
    Great acts come through. Beautiful Art Deco. Another of Oakland's gems.
  • Andrew D.
    Andrew DouglassMay 30, 2015
    It's great when venues have some seats available for those of us that are too lazy to stand for a show.
  • Jole P.
    Jole PApril 14, 2015
    Beautiful venue great for concerts!
  • Jennifer N.
    Jennifer NgApril 6, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Box office open on Fridays. Come then to avoid ridiculous convenience fees
  • 💕Linds💕
    💕Linds💕February 27, 2015
    Beautiful venue. However, I think it gets way too crowded.
  • tony r.
    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.
  • tony r.
    tony rochaFebruary 26, 2015
    One of the nicest theaters in the Bay Area.
  • Thomas E.
    Thomas EarnestFebruary 24, 2015
    Great concert venue
  • Donna R.
    Donna ReederFebruary 21, 2015
    Live music! Terrific venue!
  • David K.
    David KFebruary 8, 2015
    Beautiful restored theatre
  • Nick F.
    Nick FruendtDecember 12, 2014
    Awesome theater, fun to go see a concert here
  • Billy
    BillyNovember 30, 2014
    Really cool building.
  • Jonathan C.
    Jonathan ChenNovember 19, 2014
    Such a fantastic venue and what a wonderful performance by Tame Impala.
  • 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.
  • Ian W.
    Ian WalterOctober 14, 2014
    Favorite venue in the Bay Area. Beautiful theater, good sound. Get GA/ floor.
  • David T.
    David TroiaSeptember 28, 2014
    I know I'm getting old when my body regrets getting General Admission tickets to a Rock n Roll show.
  • Keith S.
    Keith SmithAugust 26, 2014
    Weird seating but great space...large enough but somewhat intimate
  • Kelly W.
    Kelly WongAugust 9, 2014
    Always worth it to buy floor tickets!
  • Joe 🐘 L.
    Joe 🐘 LencioniAugust 8, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Don't miss the ornamental ceiling.
  • 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."
  • 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!
  • c0uP
    c0uPMay 21, 2014
    It's like a nicer version of The Enmore, for any Sydney-siders that get that reference.
  • Heather A.
    Heather AnnMay 9, 2014
    Amazing venue!
  • Fernando C.
    Fernando CastellanosApril 19, 2014
    Awesome theater definitely the best one that I've seen in the bay area
  • Imran A.
    Imran AhmedApril 6, 2014
    Setup is awesome. No matter what floor ticket you have, you can see the stage and the artist. Cool! IF you need to get around use UBER app. If you use the code: UBERNEF you get $20 on your first ride!
  • Pierre K.
    Pierre KreitmannMarch 23, 2014
    Check out the giant Buddha statues.
  • David J.
    David Janis-KitzmillerFebruary 23, 2014
    Awesome venue! Great bar! See James for a good cocktail !
  • Tracy R.
    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
  • Trev ✌.
    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!
  • Erin C.
    Erin ChowFebruary 21, 2014
    Visually appealing historic venue.
  • Nanette
    NanetteNovember 18, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Cool venue but acoustics are really bad for high pitched singers: so be warned. Can sometimes sound like shrieking.
  • 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.
  • Cindy M.
    Cindy MarinNovember 3, 2013
    Stunning architecture
  • K.G. N.
    K.G. NesbitOctober 12, 2013
    Never leave early - full dance party - why is the bar closed?
  • Luxurylatte
    LuxurylatteOctober 10, 2013
    FYI... Better to be safe then sorry. Don't park in neighboring back lots. It's a scam and your car will be boxed in and the "attendants" long gone.
  • Jose C.
    Jose CapoOctober 8, 2013
    There are restrooms on the second floor too, and a bar!
  • Adrianne S.
    Adrianne SteichenOctober 5, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Definitely stand over a floor vent ro keep cool
  • 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.
  • Angel E.
    Angel EsqueSeptember 20, 2013
    Amazing Venue!
  • Ian M.
    Ian MyersAugust 30, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    There are usually seats in the general admission section if you arrive early.
  • Pedro S.
    Pedro SpadoniMay 30, 2013
    One of the best venues I've ever been.
  • Robert H.
    Robert HendryMay 6, 2013
    Great small venue for such a big act!
  • Michael M.
    Michael MakunasApril 21, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    The bar in The Den has Bulleit Rye available. The others do not.
  • Gelo B.
    Gelo BarrettoApril 18, 2013
    Go to Xolo Taqueria across the street and buy some tacos and horchata to eat while lining up.
  • Audra S.
    Audra SmithApril 17, 2013
    Upgrade to the telegraph room. It's worth it.
  • Kyana P.
    Kyana PachecoApril 14, 2013
    VIP section is best =))))
  • Maryellen
    MaryellenMarch 27, 2013
    This beautifully renovated theater attracts some really great acts. I got really great seats through Ticketmaster.
  • Ken H.
    Ken HardestyMarch 21, 2013
    One of the top five California venues
  • Carla
    CarlaNovember 4, 2012
    Amazing art deco venue!
  • Jung-Ah Y.
    Jung-Ah YumOctober 24, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    You can find/buy champagne from the Den and walk it into the fox! Generous pours, too (a whole mini selfsize champagne bottle!)
  • 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!
  • 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
  • NBC Politics
    NBC PoliticsAugust 2, 2012
    President Obama held a fundraising reception here in Oakland, California on July 23, 2012. http://nbcnews.to/NHs3xA http://NBCpolitics.com
  • Anne Marie S.
    Beautiful venue!
  • Sam666pas1
    Sam666pas1July 2, 2012
    Great venue
  • Saving Places
    Saving PlacesApril 22, 2012
    When the Fox opened in 1928, one of its biggest draws was the theater itself, an opulent mix of terra cotta tiles, dizzyingly detailed paintings and golden deities, reminiscent of a Brahmin Temple.
  • hal t.
    hal tagueApril 2, 2012
    Great venue
  • Adam R.
    Adam RMarch 18, 2012
    Spectacular theatre!
  • Thomas H.
    Thomas HudsonMarch 12, 2012
    On Saturday, March 17th, the next event for California-based fight promotion Elite Combat Sports (ECS) hits the Fox Theatre in Redwood City, California. Read more
  • Sid M.
    Sid MartinFebruary 11, 2012
    Give thanks to the staff and the local crew!!
  • 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
  • Nailphoria Day S.
    Nailphoria Day SpaJanuary 27, 2012
    GO, GO, GO, GO to see a show here!!!!!
  • Bob L.
    Bob LeeJanuary 7, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Not really my style...prefer going across the street to either Flora or Make Westing for a drink.
  • Cristal F.
    Cristal FernandezDecember 23, 2011
    HH pub crawl quick tips: not the best happy hour in the city..$1off, $2 off certain drinks doesn't do to much for me!..not many ppl.. On the bright side, has a great open space
  • Dennise A.
    Dennise AcioDecember 23, 2011
    There is nothing on HH that I want....grrr
  • 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!
  • Amanda V.
    Amanda Van WestOctober 19, 2011
    One of the best bay area venues!
  • Ben R.
    Ben RussoOctober 11, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    See a band. Read more
  • Kutay G.
    Kutay GungorNovember 20, 2015
    eğlen iyice kadayı boşalt
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