The Fox theatre was opened on the the Christmas Day on 1930 and since then it has become iconic to Bakersfield skyline. The place is popular for hosting Ballet performances, music acts, symphony and orchestra shows, Opera performances, community events, movies and also contemporary live shows. The first ever movie to screen here was “Just Imagine” (a sci-fi film that portrayed life 50 years into the future) and over time it opened its doors for popular artists like Cyndi Lauper and Olivia Newton-John. The theatre can seat 1500 people and along with the famous list of stars that perform here, has become on one the most popular places to explore the performance pulse of Bakersfield.
The architecture of the place is what makes its special- the exterior Spanish Colonial Revival style with Art Deco elements welcome you and along with the top end acoustics, opulent interiors and ceiling that have stars on, the performances magnify and truly come to life. Com here to catch a live show and don’t forget to make prior reservations since the shows are often sold out!
Entrance Ticket Details For Fox Theater
- Ticket prices of shows vary. For more information, visit the official website.
Fox Theater Hours
General hours and Box Office Hours:
- Monday-Friday 11:00am – 5:30pm
- Closed Saturday and Sunday
- Extended hours on show nights (Closed all major holidays)
- Recommended time to visit: 11:30 am to 3:30 pm
Note: Timings of shows vary. For more information, visit the official website.
How to Reach Fox Theater
- By Bus: Downtown Transit Center
- By renting a car/ bike.
- By Taxi
- By taking a cab.
Fox Theater Reviews & Ratings
This historic landmark is amazing! It has an old Hollywood feel and is super pretty and enjoyable for any event! It also has great acoustic sound so it's an awesome venue for a concert! We loved it
The Fox theater is one of the most historic landmarks in Bakersfield and definitely worth a visit if you've never been. The inside is beautiful with long flowing curtains and swirling architecture. It almost takes you back in time when visiting. And there are constantly new events and shows taking place appealing to a wide array of entertainment seekers. Please go visit if you haven't yet!
What a fabulous gem from a bygone era. Charming theater with a balcony and red velvet seats. We got to see Dwight Yoakam play and he rocked the house
Beautiful theatre. I love visiting old theaters. The details are lovely. We were there for a concert. The air conditioning was poor and it was very hot. The drinks were limited to water, soda, and beer. I wanted a mixed drink. During the concert a earthquake measuring 7.2 hit. Although the place shook and equipment swung around, nothing fell. The people running getting customers in were rather unorganized but kind. Overall I enjoyed the event and the location.
Very nice and well designed seating. Some venues have no leg room but this has a good amount.