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Fox Theater

1807 Telegraph Ave, Oakland, CA 94612
(510) 302-2250
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Ranked #8 of 54 attractions in Oakland
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

Awesome concert! Can't wait to see them again :) and the Fox Theater was great as always. Friendly staff and bartenders lol.

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Oakland, California
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52 reviews 52 reviews
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34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

This grand old movie theater had been in bad shape until a group of Oaklanders got together and raised funds to restore it. Now there are performances, and best of all, The Oakland School for the Arts, which my granddaughter attends. Well done, Fox Friends!

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Exeter, California
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45 reviews 45 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Beautiful restored theater with wonderful acoustics. The beauty is both visual and acoustic. I was hesitant about paying $50 to see one of my favorite bands, but once the show got started, I realized it was money well spent -- an intimate venue with big sound.

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Oakland, California
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42 reviews 42 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Why is there no seating on the main floor? I'm too old and too tired to stand through a performance.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

We watched Elbow here and it was a much smaller and intimate venue than we would get to see them at in England. The theatre is an attractive historic building both internally and externally and small enough to get a great view of the stage form anywhere. It is also located in a nice part of Oakland City Centre surrounded... More

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Berkeley, California
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23 reviews 23 reviews
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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

This is a nice, moderate size venue. Even in the balcony you can still see your favorite artist pretty clearly. The acoustics are good, and the building has old East Bay charm.

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Santa Cruz area CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2014

I too was here to see Bryan Ferry - it certainly helped that the class and style of Mr. Ferry was set off to perfection by this lovely vintage theater that would never today be equalled! I heard many people around me remark that this was the perfect venue for this artist - they were enjoying the stunningly restored ceilings,... More

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Sonora, California
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101 reviews 101 reviews
7 attraction reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014

We saw Bryan Ferry there and I have to say this is one of the coolest music venues I've ever been to and I've been to many across the country and locally. If you've ever seen the Fox theatre in Hollywood (on American Idol for instance) you will have an idea of what I'm talking about. We upgraded our tickets... More

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Granite Bay, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014

We went to the Fox Theater in Oakland to see The Empire of the Sun band. This is the third time I have seen them during the Ice on the Dune tour. The sound was not as good as the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, but it was very good. Seats in the Lodge area were exceptional. The theater looks good... More

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South Lake Tahoe, California
3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

The show was great, staff was incredible. Very friendly and we really enjoyed the show, St. Vincent!

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