MIran Halen, fundraiser for the St. Louis Press Club, joins her friend Craig at Fox Theater for a fashion photoshoot during the pandemic in 2021.

The Fabulous Fox Theatre, Will it Close or Remain Open?

MIran Halen, fundraiser for the St. Louis Press Club, joins her friend Craig at Fox Theater for a fashion photoshoot during the pandemic in 2021.
MIran Halen on the balcony at the Fox Theatre during a photoshoot for St. Louis Press Club. credit AI

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 Fox Theater, Grand Center Arts District, Midtown St Louis 2019 Credit AI
The Fox Theater, Grand Center Arts District, Midtown St Louis 2019 AI

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.

Fabulous Fox Theater front entrance.
Fabulous Fox Theater front entrance. credit AI

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.

Grand Center Arts District and Fox from top of Missouri Theatre. AI Person
Grand Center Arts District and Fox from top of Missouri Theatre. AI

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.