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From south of Appleton: From U.S. Highway 41 north, take exit number 137, College Avenue. Proceed right (east) on College Avenue for three miles to downtown Appleton. The Fox Cities Performing Arts Center is on the left between Walnut and Division Streets. From north of Appleton: From U.S. Highway 41 south, take exit number 142, Richmond Street (Highway 47). Proceed left (south) for three miles to College Avenue. Turn left on College Avenue. The Fox Cities Performing Arts Center is on the left between Walnut and Division Streets.
Doors to the theater open 30 minutes prior to the performance. Please arrive no later than 10 minutes before the performance, to ensure ample time to be seated. Upon arrival at the theater, buses should use the parking map and follow the directions of the staff outside to assist them in finding a parking location. Cars and other vehicles may find parking in the Washington Street ramp for a nominal fee or find available parking in metered spaces along the street. After parking, unload your students and make your way into the Fox Cities Performing Arts Center. Click here for a parking map (PDF).
Please enter the Fox Cities Performing Arts Center at the valet doors on Division Street or the ticket office entrance (corner of College Avenue and Division Street). Have one member of your group check in at the table in the main lobby. You will be given your seating location at that time and volunteers will guide you to your assigned seats. No printed tickets are issued for Bemis Company Education Series performances.
Bus drivers are not able to gain admission to the Center unless they are included with the school’s reservation. Bus drivers may visit Copper Rock Coffee Company or Acoca Coffee and receive a discount off their purchase by presenting an i.d., name badge or keys.
Elevators are located on the east side of the lobby and serve all seating levels. Restrooms are located on the Orchestra, Dress Circle and Grand Tier levels. All restrooms are wheelchair-accessible, and there is a family restroom located on the Orchestra Level. Please remember to notify the Center in advance of any special seating needs or requests.
After the performance, Fox Cities Performing Arts Center personnel will dismiss all groups from the theater. Please remain seated in the theater until dismissed, and check around your seats for personal items before leaving. Once dismissed, return in an orderly fashion to your bus or vehicle for a safe trip back to school.