The Fabulous Fox Theatre and its 100-year lease is up in 2025, and the future of the historic theater located in St. Louis, Missouri, USA remains unclear. Whether the Fabulous Fox will close or remain open after the lease is the main question.
The theatre was originally built in 1929 as a movie palace and vaudeville venue, and was designed by the architectural firm of C. Howard Crane and Kenneth Franzheim.
The theater’s design is known for its ornate, “Siamese Byzantine” style, featuring intricate gold leaf work, colorful mosaics, and a soaring, 65-foot-tall lobby. The theater’s auditorium seats 4,192 people, and features a massive, 26-ton stage that can be raised and lowered to accommodate different productions.
Over the years, the Fabulous Fox has hosted a wide variety of performances, including plays, concerts, and Broadway shows. Notable performers who have graced the stage include Elvis Presley, Frank Sinatra, and the Rolling Stones.
The theater underwent a major renovation in the 1980s, which restored much of its original glory and added modern amenities like air conditioning and updated lighting and sound systems. Today, the Fabulous Fox is one of the premier performing arts venues in the Midwest, and continues to attract top-tier talent and productions.