Fox Cities Performing Arts Center

FOX CITIES PERFORMING ARTS CENTER

The Fox Cities Performing Arts Center opened its doors to the public on November 25, 2002 in Appleton, Wisconsin to rave reviews.

The new $45 million facility opened its doors only 31 months after breaking ground. Not only was the facility built in a record amount of time, but it also was able to accomplish its goal of raising the $45 million through the private contributions of over 2,700 local residents and businesses. Boldt Construction Company worked closely with Zeidler Grinnell Partnership Architects and Artec Consultants to assure that this facility was world-class in both the amenities and the acoustics it has to offer its audiences.

Each seating level boasts lobby space and its own concessions stations for a total of 25,000 square feet. The lobby is ideal for community gatherings on performance days and can also host receptions, meetings and other events. The lobby services both the 2,100-seat Thrivent Financial Hall and the smaller, multi-purpose Kimberly-Clark Theater.

Thrivent Financial Hall’s 40 foot proscenium separates a 5,000 square foot stage (the second largest in the state) from the 2,100-seat theater of which no seat is further than 108 feet from the stage. The theater walls are finished in a red Veneciano plastering technique, which complements the red seats and brass accents.

The Kimberly-Clark Theater is a flexible black-box theatrical space that is finished with beautiful maple floors and red acoustical curtains to help soften the room. The 4,160 square foot space is ideal for receptions, banquets, lectures, and intimate music and theatrical presentations.

HOUSE POLICIES

DOORS

The lobby doors open 60 minutes prior to curtain.

LATECOMERS
Guests arriving late will be seated at the discretion of house management and according to the contractual agreements and requirements of the attraction. The Center makes every attempt to begin each performance on time.

CAMERAS, RECORDING EQUIPMENT, CELLULAR PHONES AND PAGERS
All of these must be turned off at all times. Cameras and recording devices may be confiscated at the discretion of house management. Guests who are expecting emergency calls should leave seat location and cell phones or pages with the information booth attendant.

EMERGENCY MESSAGES
Guests who are expecting emergency calls may leave seat locations with the information booth attendant. Please leave the information booth number, (920) 730-3710, and your seat location, including section, row and seat number with baby sitters and others who may need to reach you. An usher will notify you in the event of an emergency.

COAT CHECK
Coat checks are available at the main entrance and the Walnut Street entrance. There is no charge for this service and all gratuities are used to support our volunteer program.

LOST AND FOUND
Lost items may be reclaimed at the information booth immediately following the performance. You may also call (920) 730-3782 if you have lost an item.

RESTROOMS
Restrooms are located on the Orchestra, Dress Circle and Grand Tier Levels. A family restroom with changing table is located on the Orchestra Level. All restrooms are wheelchair-accessible.

SMOKING
The Fox Cities Performing Arts Center is entirely smoke free.


CHILDREN
We encourage families to enjoy performances together, but out of consideration for others, we do not allow babies in arms. Children under five will be admitted only to designated family programs. All persons, regardless of age, must have a ticket. Booster seats are available for public ticketed performances at the main and west coat checks in limited quantities.

TICKETS

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ACCESSIBILITY

If you have a special need, please inform your ticket agent when purchasing tickets. If you have any questions or need further information, please call (920) 730-3782. We will gladly assist you in making any arrangements needed to ensure that your visit is enjoyable.

ACCESSIBLE SEATING

Accessible seating is available on each seating level. Transfer seats are available on the Orchestra Level. Tickets for these areas can be purchased through the ticket office and must be requested in advance.

ASSISTED LISTENING DEVICES
The Center is equipped with a Sennheiser Infra-Red Sound Enhancement System to amplify stage dialogue and music. Lightweight headsets are available at the information booth. There is no charge however a photo I.D. must be presented at time of use.

AMERICAN SIGN LANGUAGE
American Sign Language interpretation is available upon request. In order to provide qualified and appropriately prepared signers, we require signing requests at least two weeks prior to the performance date. You may request this service when ordering tickets. For more information please call (920) 730-3782.

PARKING
Wheelchair accessible parking spaces are available in the Washington Street ramp. Valet parking is also available for most public ticketed events. There is a fee for valet parking. This service is free to handicap patrons.

RESTROOMS
Restrooms are located on the Orchestra, Dress Circle and Grand Tier Levels. A family restroom with changing table is located on the Orchestra Level. All restrooms are wheelchair-accessible.

BOOSTER SEATS

Booster seats are available for public ticketed performances at the main and west coat checks in limited quantities.

WHEELCHAIRS
Please request wheelchair seating when ordering your tickets. Guests may request to be met at the door with one of the Center’s wheelchairs. Please call (920) 730-3782 for this service.

ELEVATORS
Elevators are located on the east side of the lobby and service all seating levels. Elevators are also equipped with braille for access by persons with visual impairments.

LARGE PRINT PROGRAM
Large print programs are produced upon request. Please request this service at least ten days in advance by calling (920) 730-3782.

ACCESSIBLE ENTRANCE
The Main Entrance is equipped with automatic doors.