Fox Entertainment Plaza


The City of Arts & Innovation is preparing to celebrate the opening of yet another venue to support the arts, entertainment and growth downtown.  The Fox Entertainment Plaza is close to completion!

Construction is moving along quickly on the parking structure (right), Entertainment Plaza (center) and Black Box Theater.

The complex will include a 400 space parking structure, 10,000 square feet of exhibit space for the Riverside Metropolitan Museum, and 12,000 square feet of restaurant and retail space.  The restaurant occupant has not yet been confirmed but the City says they are in talks with numerous options.  In addition to the retail and parking, there is going to be a 4,000 square foot Black Box Theatre.  A black box theater is a flexible space that can be reconfigured to accommodate different types of performances.

The Fox Entertainment Plaza connects to Route Six of the City’s Seizing our Destiny plan.  This route is titled Around the City, Around the Year, Around the Clock.  This route states:

Riverside buzzes with an unmatched array of nationally recognized and regionally distinctive destinations delighting people of diverse interests, age groups and lifestyles by providing a mix of popular venues for dining, shopping, entertainment and socializing.

When the Fox Entertainment Plaza is complete, and the space is full, it will most certainly add to the diverse venues available Downtown.

Artist’s rendering of the Fox Entertainment Plaza’s front facade along Market Street.


The City is asking our residents to help out with the naming of the Black Box Theater and the Exhibit Hall portion of the Plaza.  You can cast your votes up to October 22, 2012 by clicking on the “Vote Here” link below.  If you don’t like the name options given in the survey, you even have the opportunity to add your own suggestions.  As we anticipate the arrival of this venue, it is fun to have the opportunity to participate in the project one last time.


Let us know what you think!  Keep the conversation going Riverside.


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