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The 2019 Official Lodging Sponsor is the Hilton Hotel. To book your room at the Hilton please follow the steps below:

  1. Access www.ftwayne.hilton.com
  2. Choose the arrival and departure date
  3. Click on link “add special rate codes”
  4. In the Corporate Account Field they will type 3229131 (screen shot below)
  5. Click on “Check Rooms & Rate”
  6. The 20% off rate for Fort Wayne Parks & Recreation rate will then show.  The guest will then proceed with making the reservation.


 

 
For information on renting the Theatre check out: the Theatre Stage, the Theatre Schematic or the Theatre Specifications and Equipment.  The Theatre has a capacity of 2,751.

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 Additional Information

Contact: Tim Byers, Theatre Manager, 260.427.6018 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

"We are Changing for You" by improving the safety and enhancing the "Curb Appeal" of Foellinger Theatre. 
All of this work has been done in an effort to provide an enhanced experience for our theatre guests. 

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Work for the 2018 season includes:

Newly renovated Theatre lower level featuring upgraded amenities including seven dressing rooms, two new restrooms with showers, a private lounge, a spacious green room, a production office, storage space, heating and cooling and drainage improvements. 

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Several improvements have been completed for the 2017 season at the Foellinger Theatre.

These projects include: the ship ladder, glue-lam beams, drainage, pathway, performer rooms, stage flooring, fencing, and entry gates.

Improvements at Foellinger Theatre completed the fall of 2016 include: powerwashing, priming and painting of the Theatre, drainage improvements and Glulam improvements. 

Improvements completed for the 2016 season include:

Loading Dock Improvements

Ramp Improvements

Prior to our 2015 season we made the following improvements:

Orchestra Pit Removal 

Front Seating Improvements 

Sound Truss Improvements 

Rigging Improvements 

Section IV Lighting Improvements 

GluLam (Wooden) Beam Improvements 


Improvements completed for 2014 include: electrical upgrades, concrete improvements, roof fascia improvements, seating improvements, additional landscaping, signage, and lighting. 

In 2013 we expanded seating on the east side.

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In 2012 we updated and re-roofed the storage room area. 

For 2011 the following improvements were made: a new roof, new electronic sign and new lights at the overflow parking lot. Performers enjoyed a new enclosed artists dining area. The cost of these new improvements was over $200,000.
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Thanks to David Myers for his donation of a piano and stained glass that was formerly at Fred Myers Pianos Organs Clocks.

 Improvements made in 2009/2010 include: new dressing rooms, relamped house lights, new stage lights and a new light control board.

Additional changes made as part of the Park Bond Issue include: an accessible ramp to the stage in the mid section of the house, hand railings in the side aisles, a new canopy from the house to the new restrooms and new restrooms for performers.  These improvements total an additional $300,000.

In 2008 the Foellinger Foundation awarded the Theatre $500,000 for improvements.  Some of the improvements include: painting the front wall of the stage, painting the sound clouds, re-roofing the stage house, installing a new sound system, new curtains, new lighting and installing the aluminum covering of the rear of the Theatre arch and end caps.

 

Below are some photos taken to show you some of the changes that took place.    

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Our landscaping is captivating!
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A new handicapped ramp   

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New curtains, sound, lighting and banners

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New canopy

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All of these changes brought both old and NEW customers!

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We couldn't do all of this without our loyal Staff,

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Volunteers and Sponsors!

If you would like the full size version of a photo sent to you, please e-mail name of group and photo number to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.   

2018 Meet & Greet

The Guess Who

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Little River Band

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Grand Funk Railroad

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Foellinger Theatre Summer Concert Series


Fort Wayne Parks and Recreation will present a whole summer of family entertainment again in 2019.  


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FREE Concerts

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Fort Wayne Youth Symphony Orchestra and Junior Strings present  

“The Foellinger Adventure”

Sunday, May 19, 2:00 pm

These two ensembles of talented classically trained young musicians are returning for another great afternoon of music.

Fort Wayne Area Community Band presents “Side By Side”

Tuesday, June 11, 7:30 pm

The Community Band will be joined by area band students in grades 8 -12 as they present a concert of All-American band music. See www.fwacb.org for the student registration form.

Fort Wayne Area Community Band presents “The Best of the Best”

Tuesday, July 9, 7:30 pm

Featuring music from the best and biggest movies and Broadway shows.

New Millennium Jazz Orchestra

Thursday July 25, 7:30 pm

This 17 piece traditional big band has entertained locally for 20 years. This will be an excellent evening of traditional big band tunes.  


Fort Wayne Children’s Choir

Friday July 26, 7:00 pm

This concert serves as the capstone for the choir’s week long intensive. Fort Wayne Children’s Choir will offer nine separate choirs to entertain.

Fort Wayne Area Community Band presents “Pop Rock Legends 2.0”

Tuesday, August 13, 7:30 pm

Join us for an evening of music from some of the great pop and rock legends of our times. These tunes from yesteryear are sure to put a smile on your face.


The Clan Tynker Family Circus

Saturday, June 29
Gates open at 12:00 pm (2 & 6 pm performance times)

This is a full afternoon and evening of FREE family entertainment with two stage shows and kids activities. CLAN TYNKER is a troupe of brothers and sisters who perform a stunning array of talents in a fanciful "Vaudeville" style of Circus. Their all-ages show presents an amazing menagerie of entertainment from "around the world" set to an exciting live musical soundscape.  

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Ticket Information
 

CLICK HERE to view JUST Announced 2019 shows

Additional Information

No Passes Out
Effective March 9, 2017 customers of the Foellinger Theatre will no longer be permitted to re-enter the Theatre after leaving the gated area.  There will be no passes out issued.  For customer convenience a defined area inside of the Theatre gates will be designated for smoking.  There will be no smoking permitted in any other Theatre areas.

Parking for Ticketed Customer Only 

Effective March 9, 2017 on show nights parking in the Foellinger Theatre parking lot in Franke Park as well as the overflow parking lot adjacent to the Theatre is reserved for customers who are ticketed for the show.  Violators may be ticketed or towed.


General Information

Foellinger Theatre is located in Franke Park next to the Children's Zoo on Sherman Blvd. 


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Outside food and beverage is not permitted. FREE parking is available at all concerts!


For more information, please call the Theatre Manager at 260.427.6018  or the Parks and
Recreation Department at 260.427.6000, or e-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

Do you have comments or suggestions for future concerts or performances that you would like to see at the Theatre in the future? If so, please complete the Talk to Us 2 form

 

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