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For information on renting the Theatre check out:  the Foellinger Theatre Production Packet   

View the Foellinger Theatre Parking lots and/or the Foellinger Basement Floor Plan!

The Theatre has a capacity of 2,751.

 

Check out photos of various Theatre Amenities: 

 

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 Additional Information

For more information, please contact: Rick Kinney, Theatre Manager, 260.427.6018 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

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"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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Recent work includes:

The Theatre lower level now features 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. 

Digital Sign Upgrade to Broadband Transmission

Entry Sidewalk and Landscape Improvements

Parking Lot Repairs and Improvements

Stormwater Structure Updgrades


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Other recent improvements include: 

The ship ladder, glue-lam beams, drainage, pathway, performer rooms, stage flooring, fencing, and entry gates.

Powerwashing, priming and painting of the Theatre, drainage improvements and Glulam improvements. 

Loading Dock Improvements
Ramp Improvements

 

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History


The Foellinger Theatre in Franke Park was constructed in 1949 as a gift to the community from Helene Foellinger in memory of her father, Oscar G. Foellinger, former publisher of the Fort Wayne News Sentinel.  The Theatre was to provide a unique type of entertainment space - an informal, open-air community gathering and performing area, molded into a grassy hillside in the park.  For many years, the Foellinger Theatre provided a large performance stage in Fort Wayne, while most of the central city movie houses (former Vaudeville theatres) fell victim to the growing acceptance of television.

A fire in the early 1970s provided an opportunity to make major improvements to the theatre and in 1976, the present open-sided dome and a new stage house were added through the generosity of the Foellinger Foundation. The theatre currently seats 2,751 fans. Recently over 50,000 people attended concerts, movies and other functions held yearly at the Theatre. Over sixty years after the curtains first opened, Fort Wayne families are still enjoying the thrill of live performance under a starry summer sky.   We think Miss Foellinger would be pleased.

Foellinger Outdoor Theatre is located in Franke Park next to the Children's Zoo on Sherman Boulevard. For out of town visitors, if coming in from I-69, you can access the theatre by exiting at 309 A (930/Coliseum Blvd.) Once you exit, stay in a lane going straight at the intersection of Goshen/Coliseum Blvd. and remain on Goshen Avenue until you reach Sherman Blvd. Turn left on to Sherman and the Theatre will be on your left hand side before you reach the Fort Wayne Children's Zoo. 



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General Information

For more information, please call the Theatre Manager at (260) 427-6018 or the Parks and Recreation Department at (260) 427-6000.

 

   

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Look for the Community Band  on-stage again in 2024! 

 

 

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 contact: Rick Kinney, Theatre Manager, 260.427.6018 or 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

 

2024 Foellinger Theatre Summer Concert Series

Foellinger Theatre is looking forward to hosting a very successful 2024 season. Check back for additional annoucements in the spring!

The Theatre is located in Franke Park  (3411 Sherman Blvd) in Fort Wayne, Indiana.   

 

Ticket Sale Date & Purchasing Information 

Ticket sale dates for the 2024 Summer Concert Series will be posted as each concert is announced.  Pre-sale information will be posted on our Theatre Facebook page!

Ticketmaster.com (Click on the heart to favorite Foellinger Theatre and stay up to date with new events)
In person at the Parks & Recreation Dept. (705 E. State Blvd.) 

At the Foellinger Theatre Box Office (3411 Sherman Blvd.) from 6-10 pm on concert days


Tickets purchased in person will include no additional fees.

By phone through Ticketmaster.  Please call 1-800-982-2787.

Accessible seats are available for purchase on-line. 

Questions about purchasing tickets on-line? Call TicketMaster customer service: 1-800-653-8000

Check out the Theatre Seating Chart 


Refunds


Customers will receive full refunds for any concerts cancelled.  If a concert is rescheduled, customers can either keep their tickets for the new date or collect a full refund


Sponsors

The 2023 concert series of Foellinger Theatre was made possible with the support of the following: 

    
   
                 
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Like the Foellinger Theatre facebook page TODAY and be up on all the announcements for the season as they occur!!  

 

General Information

Events are held rain or shine as our open air theatre is covered. Be sure to bring your bug spray as well as extra layers of clothing and/or blankets depending on the weather. Outside food and beverage is not permitted. FREE parking is available at all concerts!


Concession Information

We offer soft drinks as well as beer, hard cider, limited mixed drinks, and wine slushies.   If you are hungry we also offer snack food including popcorn, hot dogs, pretzels with cheese, nachos and carmel corn!  

Cash and  credit card are accepted.

Outside food and beverage is not permitted at Foellinger Theatre.


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.


Additional Customer Information 

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.

Alcohol is only allowed to be consumed within the Theatre facility (not in the parking lot). Portable grills are not allowed in designated parking lot areas. Tickets purchased on-line will be mailed to you the next business day. Tickets may also be purchased over the telephone by calling 260.427.6000 or 260.427.6715 after 6 pm day of show.

Please note: Wheelchair accessible tickets and companion tickets are not available for purchase online. Please call 260-427-6000 in advance or 260-427-6715 (after 6 pm day of show) to purchase. A map of the parking lot including designated ADA spots is now available.

Do you still have questions? Contact: Rick Kinney, Theatre Manager, 260.427.6018 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  

 


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