Arts & Cultural Affairs
:: Fox Performing Arts Center

Built in 1929, the Fox Theater was host to early silent movies and premiered a sneak preview of Gone With the Wind in 1939. It is a grand Mission Revival building in the heart of downtown Riverside the will become the centerpiece of Riverside's Arts & Culture initiative as a regional performing arts facility. 

The City's Cultural Heritage Board has been involved in all aspects of the design and development phase, and is in the process of providing the documentation and recommendations required to meet the Sectary of Interior Standards for the rehabilitation of the Fox Center.

Fox Theater SpireThe design calls for adaptations and additions on all three levels of the Fox Center to include

  • Build rear stage wall
  • New roofing
  • Restore and replace ceiling plaster in auditorium
  • Expanded stage
  • New stage floor, seats, & lighting,
  • Restored decorative ceiling
  • Restore & repaint lobbies


Once completed, the Fox will boast a 1,600-seat performing arts theater that captures the original grandeur of the 1929 building.

Fox Theater Interior
Call 951-826-5193 for additional information.
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