Fox Theatre Auditorium

2020 Big Check Ceremonies

Due to the ongoing increase in COVID 19 cases in Georgia we have decided to postpone the remaining 2020 Grant Big Check ceremonies for the 2019/2020 FTI Grant Program. This includes ceremonies for the Winterville Auditorium (Winterville), Pex Theatre (Eatonton), Grove Theatre (Atlanta), Strand Theatre (Marietta) and Rylander Theatre (Americus).  We appreciate your understanding as we continue to navigate these unprecedented events with our partners statewide.

Fox Theatre Institute

The Fox Theatre Institute (FTI) is a dynamic outreach program offering historic preservation and operations expertise, consultation, and education to performing arts venues in Georgia and the region.

Created by Atlanta's Fox Theatre - an iconic attraction widely applauded for being a catalyst for positive change in the community - FTI pays it forward, helping other cultural institutions renew, reinvigorate, and restore artistic vitality in their respective communities. In keeping environmental and economic impact top of mind, FTI offers the financial assistance, restoration support, and operations mentoring needed to leverage scarce resources and stimulate local economies. 

FTI was founded in 2008 in response to a statewide need for assistance with the restoration and operation of Georgia's historic theatres. Since that time, the Fox Theatre has committed more than $1 Million to sharing its experience with other theatres through FTI. FTI provides historic preservation grants and guidance, offers professional development through seminars and strategic planning, and manages a statewide booking consortium, which encourages collaboration among arts presenters in Georgia and the region. 

Contact The Fox Theatre Institute

  • Leigh Burns
    The Fox Theatre Institute
    Phone: 404.881.2003
    Fax: 404.872.2972
  • Maggie Fuller
    Community Engagement Manager
    The Fox Theatre Institute
    Phone: 404.881.2023
    Fax: 404.872.2972
  • Josslyn Stiner
    Project Manager
    The Fox Theatre Institute
    Phone: 404.881.2126
    Fax: 404.872.2972
  • Anna Braxton
    Program Assistant
    The Fox Theatre Institute
    Phone: 404.881.2050
    Fax: 404.872.2972

Friends of the Fox

The Friends of the Fox membership program is a great way to get involved with the theatre and support the theatre’s community engagement arm.

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.

Grants Program

The Fox Theatre Institute Preservation Grant Program's goal is to award funding for historic theatres in the state of Georgia. Grants will be awarded to projects designed to provide significant economic and cultural impact to the communities they serve. Grant award winners will also receive operations expertise and guidance through seminars, and strategic planning fostering professional development. 

Georgia Presenters

Georgia Presenters, a statewide booking consortium, provides a vehicle for collective programming to increase cultural opportunities statewide.

The Fox Theatre Institute would like to thank its sponsors for their generous support.