Fox Theatre Recognized Among Leaders in Worldwide Ticket Sales
Atlanta's historic Fox Theatre is recognized as a Top Stop for Mid-Year 2014 by leading entertainment trade publications Venues Today and Pollstar Magazine. The Fox Theatre ranked second in the world for concert ticket sales, among similar-sized venues, in the Venues Today 2014 "Mid-Year Top Stop" rankings for the second consecutive year for facilities of 2,001-5,000 seating capacity. The city's landmark attraction is also ranked third in Pollstar Magazine's midyear list of Top 100 Theater Venues for Worldwide Ticket Sales.
The Venues Today rankings, released in the July 2014 issue, are based on reported concert and event grosses from October 16, 2013 through May 15, 2014. During this period, the Fox Theatre accumulated a total box office gross of $21,832,012, placing itself on the chart and in the company of mid-sized venues around the world such as the Ryman Theatre in Nashville and the Beacon Theatre in New York.
The Fox Theatre placed third on Pollstar Magazine's list with 278,308 tickets sold during January 1 to June 30 of this year, earning the venue the highest ranking among southeastern theaters. The venue was surrounded by the likes of other notable theaters including Radio City Music Hall in New York and Nokia Theatre L.A. Live in Los Angeles.
During this period, the Fox Theatre hosted record-breaking runs of Broadway Across America performances including Book of Mormon and The Lion King, as well as the fastest-selling concert in Fox Theatre history, All My Friends: Celebrating The Songs & Voice Of Gregg Allman. The venue was also seen on TV screens across the country in FOX's So You Think You Can Dance and America's Got Talent.
Performances and shows through the end of the year at the Fox Theatre include: Coca-Cola Summer Film Festival (various dates), Michael McDonald and TOTO (8/22), Bob Weir & Ratdog (8/26), Chris Tucker (8/30), Sesame Street Live (9/12 - 9/14), Mamma Mia! (9/23 - 9/28), Experience Hendrix (9/24), Cirque Du Soleil: Amaluna* (10/3 - 11/16), The Australian Pink Floyd Show (10/10), John Prine with special guest Jason Isbell (10/18), The Phantom of the Opera (10/22 - 11/2), Aretha Franklin (11/8), Straight No Chaser (11/14), Dirty Dancing (11/25 - 11/30), Under the Streetlamp (12/21) and Cleopatra's New Year's Eve Ball (12/31).
The full list of Venues Today's 2014 Mid-Year Top Stops is only available to subscribers. To view the digital edition of Pollstar Magazine's July 21 issue, visit http://issuu.com/pollstar/docs/pollstar-mid-year-27-28/0?mode=embed.
About the Fox Theatre
The Fox Theatre is one of Atlanta's premiere venues for live entertainment and declared a Top Stop of the Decade by Venues Today Magazine and the #1 non-residency venue worldwide for the decade by Billboard Magazine. In April 2013, Rolling Stone Magazine announced that the Fox Theatre was one of "The Best Big Rooms in America" as part of their "Venues That Rock" series. In addition, The Fox Theatre was nominated for Theatre of the Year by Billboard and Pollstar Magazines, and awarded the Outstanding Historic Theatre of the Year award in 2011 by the League of Historic American Theatres. For the past decade, The Fox Theatre has been consistently ranked in the top three non-residency theatres in North America for gross ticket sales by industry trade magazines, Pollstar, Billboard and Venues Today. The Fox Theatre has the #1 social media presence for any theatre or performing arts center in North America, for any venue between 2,000 and 5,000 seats, and for any Georgia venue according to the Social Media Power 100 compiled by Venues Today Magazine. The Fox's 4,665 seat theatre hosts 250 performances a year. An impressive range of events from rock concerts to Broadway, ballets, comedy and movies continue to attract over 500,000 visitors per year. In addition, The Fox is host to wedding receptions, trade shows, corporate meetings and association functions in its fabulous ballrooms, lounge and outdoor terrace. As a 501(c)(3) non-profit arts organization, the Fox Theatre stands today as a fiercely protected landmark and a nationally acclaimed theater and is celebrating its 83rd year. The proud partners of the Fox Theatre are Delta, Coca-Cola, and Lexus. The official partner of the Fox Theatre is DeepBlue and the supporting partners are The Georgian Terrace and Livingston. Tickets for all events are available at The Fox Theatre Ticket Office, online at www.foxtheatre.org, and at all Atlanta Ticket Alternative locations including Whole Foods Markets, or toll free at 855-285-8499. For group sales information contact The Fox Theatre at (404) 881-2000, or visit The Fox Theatre website at www.foxtheatre.org. The Fox Theatre is located at 660 Peachtree Street NE.