It took more than 30 years, but the Fox Tucson Theatre's revitalization was worth the long wait.

Tucson's premier vaudeville and movie palace opened in 1930. The luxurious building near the corner of Stone Avenue and Congress Street was a cultural hub of the city from its opening night until it closed in 1974.

The theater was threatened with demolition, but in 1999, the nonprofit Fox Tucson Theatre Foundation stepped up and bought the theater, intending to restore, renovate and reopen the downtown gem, which is most famous locally for hosting the Mickey Mouse Club.

On Dec. 31, 2005, the nearly 30,000-square-foot art-deco venue finally reopened after a reconstruction effort that included an eagle’s eye for authentic detail—down to using the exact same seat fabric the Fox originally opened with.

Despite outcries about the millions of dollars the city pumped into renovation of the building, the theater today hosts concerts, dance performances, fundraisers, weddings and just about anything else you can imagine. It’s worth a walk-through even if nothing is happening.


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Upcoming Events

    Chris Isaak

    Sun., Aug. 25, 7-9 p.m.

    Buy Tickets$39.50-$94.50

    Chris Isaak is making his way back to the Fox Tucson Theatre! Chris has been a Grammy nominated recording artist, songwriter and actor for more than 34 years. 520-547-3040

    Rambo First Blood (1982)

    Sat., Aug. 31, 7:30 p.m.

    Buy Tickets5.00

    Film - Vietnam veteran and drifter John J. Rambo (Sylvester Stallone) wanders into a small Washington town in search of an old friend, but is met with intolerance and brutality. 520-547-3040

    Napoleon Dynamite: A Conversation With…

    Fri., Sept. 6, 7:30 p.m.

    Buy TicketsTickets range from $29-69

    Appealing to the inner-teenager in each of us, the story and deadpan dialogue make Napoleon Dynamite one of the most quoted movies of our time. Napoleon Dynamite makes us laugh. 520-547-3040

    Del & Dawg

    Sat., Sept. 14, 7:30-9:30 p.m.

    Buy TicketsTickets range from $29-$74

    Del & Dawg have shared the stage at venues and festivals across the country and released Hardcore Bluegrass, a unique collection of bluegrass classics. 520-547-3040

    Aaron Neville Duo

    Fri., Sept. 20, 7:30 p.m.

    Buy TicketsTickets range from $32-$72

    Aaron Neville will perform an intimate set of doo-wop-inspired R&B, pop music and new songs when he takes the Fox stage as a duo with his longtime pianist, Michael Goods. 520-547-3040

    Hot Stuff: A Salute to the Music of Donna Summer

    Fri., Sept. 27, 7:30-9:30 p.m.

    Buy TicketsTickets range from $24-$34

    Hot Stuff: A Salute to the Music of Donna Summer! Celebrate the legendary “Queen of Disco” and groove to the sound of the late 70’s. Starring powerhouse performer Crystal Stark. 520-547-3040

    Pure Yanni: Piano & Intimate Conversation

    Tue., Oct. 1, 7:30-9:30 p.m.

    Buy TicketsTickets range from $49.50 - $139.50

    YANNI, one of celebrated composers and multi-gold and platinum-selling artists of our time is thrilled to bring Broadway audiences the opportunity to talk with him directly and experience his music. https://foxtucson.com/event/pure-yanni-piano-intimate-conversation/

    Demetri Martin – Wandering Mind Tour

    Sun., Oct. 6, 7 p.m.

    Buy Tickets44.50

    Demetri Martin is a standup comedian, artist, writer, and director. He began doing standup comedy in New York City, where he worked as a staff writer for Late Night. 520-547-3040

    Take Me To The River LIVE! – Celebrating the Music of New Orleans

    Tue., Oct. 8, 7:30-9:30 p.m.

    Buy TicketsTickets range from $27-$62

    Take Me To The River LIVE! – Celebrating the Music of New Orleans brings some of the most influential artists of modern New Orleans funk, R&B, soul and jazz together. 520-547-3040

    “Ignite Your Destiny” Transformational Weekend

    Fri., Oct. 18, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. and Sat., Oct. 19, 9 a.m.-6 p.m.

    Buy Tickets$89-$300

    An epic event that will change your life forever! Ignite Your Destiny Weekend is a 2-Day transformational experience designed to create your best life yet. (520) 547-3040

See all upcoming events at Fox Tucson Theatre »


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