The Fox Theatre is an historic landmark in Atlanta located at 660 Peachtree Street NE, closest to the North Avenue MARTA station. The venus was built in the late 1920s as a Yaarab Temple Shrine Mosque and hosts musicals, shows, concerts and the Coca-Cola Summer Film Festival. Event highlights for March 2015 include John Mellancamp on March 13, Neil deGrasse Tyson on March 24 and the Atlanta Blues Festival on March 27.
The theatre is one of the easiest destinations to get to on MARTA. After exiting the train, go to the north end of the platform, following the signs “To Fox Theatre”. Walk through the AT&T building where there is an indoor mall. Keep moving straight ahead and there will be a street exit onto 3rd Street. Turn right on 3rd, then turn right on Peachtree Street, the next intersection.
If you accidentally stumble out of the station on North Avenue, turn left on North Avenue, then left onto Peachtree Street to get to the Fox. Walking distance is about the same, but you will stay underground longer by going via the AT&T building, which is nice if it is raining, cold or late at night when spending less time on the street is a better option.
- If you want to combine dining out with your trip, there are several casual and fine dining restaurants near the North Avenue station. Click the link to view the list. Baraonda is on the way to the Fox, and is a nice Italian bar and restaurant.
- Bus 110 stops in front of the Fox Theatre if you are staying at a hotel on Peachtree Street or coming from Peachtree Street in another part of the city.
- The Georgian Terrace Hotel and Hotel Indigo are across the street from the Fox if you want to do an evening and show in the city then stay overnight.