|The New Riverside Fox is an adaptive renovation and expansion of a former duplex cinema and 2-story commercial building for self-sustaining performing arts presentation to a 2-million audience demographic.
A victim of urban blight the Fox remained unused and unattended over 17-years before purchase and renovation by the City as centerpiece of a downtown re-development that began in 2009.
Deficient for live performances and public assembly, visually intimidating and without daylight penetration, new additions provide a major-repertoire music-dance-drama stage with fly space, scenic, lighting and sound systems and movable-lift stage-thrust to orchestra-pit. Stylistic plaster and paint were replaced, above-ceiling theatrical systems were added, and capacity increased from 1400 to 1650-seats.
Former commercial spaces integrate with vintage audience areas for intermission/reception and performer support day-lighted from the skylighted atrium addition and window replacements.