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The main entrance to the Fox Cities Performing Arts Center features a large rotunda with an impressive four-level atrium. The atrium extends across the entire south face of the building and features a grand staircase to the upper levels of the theater. Each landing of these upper levels becomes part of the lobby space getting progressively smaller as they reach the top.
From each landing, patrons see and experience the total lobby space. Large glass windows enclose the exterior wall of the lobby, allowing the patrons to look out onto College Avenue. A large sloped skylight at the east end of the lobby rises above the ceiling of the Founders Room. Two elevators provide access to all levels of the lobby with ample restroom facilities and concession stands throughout.
With carpeted floors and a beautiful balcony overlooking the main lobby and downtown Appleton, the dress circle lobby offers a wonderful space for a reception, banquet or luncheon. The lobby also features easy access to restrooms, a built-in bar, coat check and immediate access from the elevators.
Lobby areas are not available for private functions during events held in Thrivent Hall, and cannot be rented independently of each other.