With one day, you can sample the best of the city’s Southern cuisine, visit a big-name attraction, and discover film sites, local history—and even zombies. Use these tips to make the most of one day in Atlanta.
660 Peachtree St NE, Atlanta, Georgia, 30308
The historic theater was restored to its original grandeur in the 1970s and is now on the National Register of Historic Places. Take a guided tour to learn about the theater’s journey from 1920s movie palace to near demolition and the community outcry that resulted in its rescue. For the full experience, book tickets to see a show in the 4,678-seat theater. With 300-plus yearly performances, it's easy to catch a show at the Fox.
Things to Know Before You Go
History buffs and architecture enthusiasts should book a guided tour of the theater.
To see a show, book tickets online, by phone, or at the box office.
Wheelchair accessible seating and loaner wheelchairs are available. Note your seating preference when booking tickets.
Book your tour and show tickets in advance—both sell out.
How to Get There
There is no parking available at the theater, but you can park in surrounding lots for a fee. To avoid the parking hassle, travel by bus or rail. If traveling by rail, stop at the North Avenue MARTA station—located one block from the theater. If traveling by bus, take the No. 40 MARTA bus.
When to Get There
Tours are offered on Monday, Thursday, and Saturday. For showtimes, see the theater’s online event schedule.
Theater and Arts in Midtown Atlanta
A hub for performing arts in Atlanta, Midtown is home to many theaters you shouldn't miss. In addition to visiting the Fox, head to Alliance Theatre for Broadway hits. Then, catch the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra at the Woodruff Arts Center campus. If you’re traveling with kids, treat them to a visit to the interactive Center for Puppetry Arts.
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