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Fox Theater

Fox Theater

9.444 reviews
Performing Arts, Concert Hall, Theater
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1807 Telegraph Ave, Oakland, CA 94612
(510) 302-2250
http://www.thefoxoakland.com
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The Fox Theater is one of the Bay Area's most popular concert venues. After going through some growing pains since its original opening in 1928, the building is now a permanent home to the Oakland ... Read more
School for the Arts during the day, and packs its concert hall during the live evening performances. The Den, a restaurant and lounge inside the Fox, serves up California cuisine to concert goers. Located just blocks away from the 19th Street Oakland BART station, the Fox is accessible to residents throughout the Bay Area.

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Santa Clara, California, USA

An impressive venue for live concerts, the Fox Theater is great for a night out in Oakland.

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Local from Oakland, California, USA

Great place too see a show. Always find people to hang with once I get there so I don’t mind going alone.

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Redwood City, California, USA

I love seeing concerts at this venue. It’s such a cool building with beautifully kept architecture. It’s in the heart of downtown Oakland and there’s very limited parking. I tend to walk a few blocks (which is fine after a long concert). I almost always get general admission so you can dance around the stage.

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Local from Oakland, California, USA

The center of Oakland nightlife - you'll find a beautiful venue, great atmosphere, and if you pick the right show, an unforgettable night.

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San Francisco, California, USA

The fox theater is such a great venue to see a concert. Very intimate with amazing sound. I'd recommend this venue to anyone seeing their favorite musicians live.

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Sydney, Australia

The Fox Theatre in Oakland is a great medium sized venue. Lavishly decorated in a mix of Asian / Indian motifs it's a step back in time.

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The San Francisco Bay Area, California

What a fabulous venue for live music! I always love coming here. The loge is my favorite spot if the floor is GA. Close to BART.

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Los Angeles, California, USA

The Fox Theatre is located in Downtown Oakland just off Telegraph Avenue and an easy commute via public transit (BART) just off on the 19th street Oakland stop. This makes it easy for anyone from both sides of the Bay to get to the show. The Fox hosts acts big and small-the famous band Van Morrison is coming this January and they also host smaller niche bands. The venue got a remodel and opened again in 2009. It now seats up to 2,800 music fans with general admission as well as reserved seating.

Thirsty? Get something from one of the Fox's six bars. Some shows include cabaret seating, where chairs are grouped around small tables and are served by cocktail waitresses serving food and drinks.

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San Francisco, California, USA

Beautiful venue!
Been there for the Garbage concert, and though the sound wasn't the best, the atmosphere was great and place it self is just amazing!

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Menlo Park, California, USA

Awesome live music venue - have been here to see TV on the Radio and Sufjan Stevens. Perfect size - not too big and not too small, with a big balcony and mezzanine with great viewing. Most seats are reserved, so book ahead. There is not parking at the venue, but there are several lots further up Telegraph Ave, and it's walking distance from BART.

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San Francisco, California

Wonderful place to see a show. Standing only first level but can get up close and personal. Upstairs tiered seating is comfy and spacious. Awesome Art Deco / Egyptian themed interiors!

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New Delhi, India

one of the best venues in the bay area. if you want to get on the floor, get there early as they hand out limited wrist bands. wonderful acoustics and decor

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Del Mar, California, USA

I think the picture says it all... Coolest place ever. Saw the best concert of my life here: little dragons and shy girls

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Austin, Texas

What an amazing theater! They have it all. Great sound, plenty of space to spread out during busy shows, and a nice bar with food service. This is the pride of Oakland, and I see why.

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Love this place! Get GA tix every time, it's the best view in the house because of the tiered flooring!

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San Francisco, California, USA
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The Fox Theater in Oakland is simply one of the best (the BEST) music venues in the Bay Area. It's historic, beautiful and wonderfully staffed. I've seen Keane here (yes, Keane -- imagine everyone chanting my name and seeing it written across the illuminated stage!) near the front of the stage and it was very comfortable. Last night, I saw Elbow with a friend with VIP passes that allowed access to the Telegraph Room (a VIP-only lounge with its own cocktail bar, restrooms, complimentary coat check and food) and a reserved viewing area with roaming bartenders. The woman working the door for the VIP lounge was SO kind, opening the door each time with such diligence unseen outside of five-star hotels.

The Fox Theater, man. Totes legit. This is how you do live music right.

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Local from Alameda, California, USA

The Fox Theater is one of the most beautiful venues I've ever been in. I remember going to a concert there and being totally mystified by the beautiful decor.

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Santa Clara

By far one of the best venue for concerts. Most if not all of the seats has great view of the stage. Very comfortable and roomy seats. Sound might not be that great but for most parts it is sufficient. Very beautiful surreal architecture inside and out. Staff are very professional and worked diligently to prevent the excited crowd from blocking the aisles or stepping on other people's seats. Overall a very enjoyable concert experience.

The theater is easily accessible via BART. If you choose to drive, there are plenty of parkings available nearby as well. I won't hesitate to come here again for concerts.

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San Francisco

Beautiful old school theater. Tons of hipster bands pass through here. Always a fun show and right off the BART.

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Palo Alto, California, USA

I've seen Death Cab for Cutie and Local Natives here, and both were enjoyable nights. The inside of the theatre is breathtaking and the $8 to park a block and a half away is worth it.

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