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. 


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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A new handicapped ramp   

New curtains, sound, lighting and banners

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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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The Community Band will not perform at the Theatre in 2020.  Look for them on-stage again in 2021!

Foellinger Theatre Summer Concert Series

Fort Wayne Parks and Recreation announces that all of our ticketed shows for 2020 have been postponed until 2021.  We will still offer one free performance, The New Millennium Jazz Orchestra on August 12.  We are "Still Here, Always FUN, Going Strong!"

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Wednesday August 12,  7:30 pm    FREE ADMISSION

New Millennium Jazz Orchestra

New Millennium Jazz Orchestra was founded in 1999 to play your favorites from the American Song Book.  This 18 piece jazz orchestra has shared the stage with countless famous and influential jazz artists.  Expect an evening of innovative and influential jazz, and the standards you love.

Please note, due to social distancing this free show is limited to 250 people in attendance.

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.

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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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