The Fox Theater of Bakersfield epitomizes an era of elegance, romance and big screen entertainment otherwise impossible to experience this side of Hollywood. Opened on Christmas Day 1930, The Fox was one of the last of its kind built in the Gilded Age. The first film on The Fox’s big silver screen was "Just Imagine", a sci-fi tale set 50 years in the future to 1980. The Fox featured the first "talkie" motion pictures and its stage was graced by live performers who among many were prestigious artists such as Bakersfield native Metropolitan Opera baritone Lawrence Tibbett (1933), world-renowned soprano Kirsten Flagstad (1939), the Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra (1939), and the classic pianist Arthur Rubinstein (1940).
Today, The Fox Theater in Bakersfield is recognized as a community treasure for its fine acoustics and is the only remaining Fox with its rare Skouras signature intact. Beginning at the sidewalk on a rainbow of polished terrazzo and inside amid towering gold leaf, she is the exquisite blend of Spanish Colonial and Art Deco. She beckons you away from reality into romantic enchantment with a galaxy of stars floating in the neon glow of an indigo sky; The Fox is truly a place where dreams come true!
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS AND MORE INFORMATION
|Box Office location and hours|
The Fox Theater Box Office is located in front of The Fox Theater on the Terrazzo facing H Street for ticket purchases on the night of show only. During the week you can purchase tickets at our Business Office located around the South side of The Fox on 20th Street underneath the green awning. The Fox Theater Box Office is open Monday-Friday from 10:00am – 5:00pm with extended hours on show nights. If an event is on the weekend, the box office is open at least 2 hours prior to the event. (Closed all major holidays, unless there is a special event.)
|Cameras, Audio and Video Recorders|
|Generally, non-professional point and shoot cameras without flash are permitted, however audio or video recorders are not permitted in The Fox Theater. No professional cameras, audio, or video recorders are permitted. This policy is altered to accommodate the preference of the artist. To inquire if cameras, audio, or video recorders are permitted for a particular event, please contact 661-324-1369|
|To ensure safety and security, everyone is subject to a courteous screening upon entering The Fox Theater; security measures include screening via metal detector and bag inspections. Please note, all personal belongings are subject to inspection and prohibited items discovered during security inspections must either be returned to the owner's vehicle or discarded: Items will not be held for later pick-up.|
|Items prohibited in The Fox Theatre include - but are not limited to - weapons (this includes weapons accompanied by a valid CCW permit), aerosol cans (hair spray, mace, pepper spray, etc.), outside food & beverage, pocket knives, utility tools, laser light pointers, bottles, cans, large bags and coolers. Prohibited items discovered during security inspections must either be returned to the owner's vehicle or discarded: Items will not be held for later pick-up. The Fox Theater reserves the right to expand or modify the items prohibited at any time.|
All patrons must maintain appropriate behavior at all times. Any patron using offensive language, engaging in disorderly conduct, disturbing other patrons, or violating any Venue Policies may be ejected from the venue and may be subject to arrest. Ejected patrons will not receive a ticket refund.
Street parking is available around the Fox Theater and the surrounding areas.
|Smoking is prohibited inside The Fox Theater. Designated smoking areas are located outside the building, 20 feet away from any entrance or window.|
|Serving and Consumption of Alcohol|
The Fox Theater has the right to deny alcoholic beverage service to anyone and will eject anyone under the age of 21 who is observed consuming alcohol or appears intoxicated.
|Ticket Reselling and Scalping|
|Any ticket resold at a value higher than listed on the ticket or sold in or around the Fox Theater is illegal and will be reported to the local law enforcement agency.|
|ADA accessible seating is located in Orchestra Row 30 of The Fox Theater. Those purchasing ADA accessible seats may purchase one (1) ADA seat and one (1) attendant seat which must be reserved at least 24 hours in advance.|
|Is there an ATM available?|
|An ATM is located in The Fox Theater Lobby near the entrance.|
|Does The Fox Theater serve food?|
|Yes, food including popcorn, hot dogs, pretzels, candy, soda, and coffee can be purchased at The Fox Theater concession stand in the lobby. Also, Beer and wine are available for purchase at most shows, unless it is specified not be sold at the performance or is deemed inappropriate for the show. To inquire about specific shows, you can call the theater directly at 661-324-1369.|
|Where are the facilities located in The Fox Theater?|
|Restroom facilities are located in the upper lobby in The Fox Theater. ADA accessible restroom accommodations are available in the lower lobby.|