Inside you will find a spacious lobby complete with high ceilings, drinking fountains, and ADA accessible restrooms. You will find several works of art from local artists beautifully displayed on the walls of the lobby. Outside the lobby is a roomy promenade with a beautiful view of the Mission Inn Hotel and Spa that is perfect for catering, or for use as a small outdoor performance space.
Enter into the auditorium to find seating in one of many customizable configurations. Lit with cool and efficient LED lighting, the 3,600 square foot room can accommodate approximately 200 seats in the round, thrust, or proscenium seating layout. The performance space, wherever it is, can be lit by 12 moving head lighting fixtures, conventional stage lights, or both. An in-house AV package, complete with assisted listening system, is available to help enhance any production or presentation with a rich multi-media experience.
Behind the scenes is a loading area and freight elevator to haul scenery and gear to the performance space. Dressing rooms conveniently located in the crossover hall provide makeup mirrors, lockers, restrooms, and showers for staff/performers. A hospitality area in the hall can be provided to host snacks and drinks for the artists.
The Box has everything you need to produce your concert, musical, play, or conference.
The Box is a smoke free, drug free, harassment free, discrimination free facility.
**Please be aware that due to Street maintenance improvements, there may be delays along Market Street. The improvements are expected between Aug 5th and Sept 17th, and affect Market Street from Fourteenth Street to Houghton Avenue.
Parking for “The Box,” located on the northwest corner of Mission Inn Avenue and Market Street, is available in both City of Riverside lots and garages in addition to privately owned garages. (Go to the map.)
The Fox Theater Garage (green on map) is now available for parking and is conveniently located on the southeast corner of Fairmount Boulevard and Sixth Street. The entrance is off of Fairmount Boulevard. Parking for The Box is available upon entry ($5 cash only per event when live performances are scheduled at the Fox Performing Arts Center) .
Other paid covered parking is available directly across the street from the Fox Performing Arts Center in the Metro Center Garage ($8 per event). Enter on Mission Inn Avenue. The Mission Inn Garage is also available on Sixth Street at the rate of $2/hour to $8 maximum. (Private parking garages are indicated in brown on map).
Parking in City lots (beige on map) and City garages (blue on map) is free after 5 p.m., weekdays and all day on weekends and holidays. Lot 40 located on Mission Inn Avenue, is located just northwest of the theater, and Lot 42 is across from the Fox Theater on Market Street. Additional parking is also available at Lot 33, which is adjacent to the Marriott Hotel on Market Street, just north of the theater.
Within walking distance you will find lodging, eateries, and shopping. Take a tour of the Mission Inn or shop at the numerous local vendors, including the award winning Casey's Cupcakes.