Fabulous Fox Theatre

Fabulous Fox Theatre is truly a pride of St. Louis and as a matter of fact it is a favorite tourist destination. This six million dollar performing arts center opened in 1929 and was considered a movie palace of the era. It has a seating capacity of 5060, second to size to New York’s Roxy Theatre. If you love theatre, then you will surely appreciate “St. Louis’ largest and most magnificent temple of amusement” where you can find interesting paintings, sculptures and furnishings gathered by William Fox’s wife, Eve Leo, throughout her travel.

 

There are lots of interesting and fascinating things you can find in the Fabulous Fox Theatre. This includes the giant four-manual Wurlitzer organ, which costs $75,000 in 1929. It is one of the only five of its type ever built and it is found in the theatre filling the hall with music from its 36 ranks and 2,700 pipes. The whole theater is absolutely majestic with its beautiful glasses, re-upholstered and restored seats, 7,300 yards of carpet woven in the original elephant patter, a very splendid chandelier and the 106 foot high ceiling with a very beautiful and meticulous design.

You surely don’t want to miss taking a tour inside the very majestic and remarkable Fabulous Fox Theatre! Tours are conducted every Tuesdays, Thursday and Saturday at 10:30am and lasts approximately 1 ½ hours. Tuesday and Thursday tours are $5 for adults and $3 for students and children. Saturday tours include an organ presentation. Admission fee is $8 for adults and $4 for students for Saturday tours. The theatre also includes private tours for groups of 20. Visit them online or call them at (314) 657-5068 for more information and other inquiries.