The Fox in a Box Experience

Fox in a Box Setup

Important COVID-19 Fox in a Box Update

The Fox Theatre Institute has temporarily suspended our Fox in a Box program through January 11, 2021. We will resume in 2021 with a new, virtual option for educational programing. The content of the Fox in a Box program will remain unchanged, but the delivery will have new, comprehensive improvements. We are thrilled to make this new version available from generous grant funding.

As always, we remain committed to our community engagement through increased technology opportunities and look forward to a broader reach beyond Metro Atlanta. Stay tuned for more updates and thank you for your ongoing support!

Fox in a Box

Fox in a Box is an interactive school exhibit that focuses on how important events in the Fox Theatre’s timeline intersect with key classroom lessons, from American history and the Civil Rights Movement to economics and the importance of communities. Elementary students are challenged to think about how communities come together to share an experience and to protect what’s important to them.

The Fox in a Box experience consists of an interactive discussion, multi-media presentations, and activities tailored for the students' grade level. Kindergarten through 2nd graders may complete matching, math, and coloring activities, while 3rd through 5th graders have the opportunity to work on a matching timeline, short story, and creative drawing activities. The students conclude their experience with a fun group photo wall activity

Fox in Box is available free of charge to metro-Atlanta area elementary schools.

The Fox Theatre currently offers two versions of the Fox in a Box exhibit. Both versions tell the Fox Theatre's  history and align with the Georgia Performance Standards for Kindergarten through 5th grades. 

Version 1

  • The original exhibit sits atop a 24-foot by 24-foot carpet and measures 8-feet tall.
  • Takes approximately 3 hours to set up and under 1 hour to break down.
  • The structure is made of aluminum framing, printed fabric panels, flat screen monitors, and a photo wall.

Version 2

  • The pop-up experience consists of two 8-feet by 8-feet and one 10-feet by 10-feet fabric panels over aluminum tubing.
  • Takes approximately 30 minutes to set up and 15 minutes to break down.

Fox in a Box Videos

Teacher Downloads

Contact Info

To request Fox in a Box at a metro-Atlanta elementary school, please contact:

Leigh Burns
Director, The Fox Theatre Institute
Phone: 404.881.2003
Fax: 404.872.2972


Program Sponsors

This project is supported in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts. To find out more about how NEA grants impact individuals and communities, click the link below.