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Embassy Theatre

  • Address: 125 W. Jefferson Blvd. Fort Wayne, IN 46802
  • Phone: (260) 424-6287
  • Fax: (260) 424-4806
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Built in 1928, the Historic Embassy Theatre features national productions from the Broadway stage, concerts of all musical formats, cinema, educational programming and a continued commitment to young people.

Through all renovations and improvements, the Embassy Theatre has maintained the historic integrity of the building that is on the National Register of Historic Places. Newly renovated, the Embassy and adjoining historic building once the Indiana Hotel, now plays host to a myriad of professional, social and community events each year including the annual Festival of Trees. The restored Great Ball Room and roof top plaza are perfect backdrops for special events.

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Facility Info
Meeting Rooms
  • Reception Capacity 450
  • Theatre Capacity 2471
  • Banquet Capacity 350
Ballroom at the Embassy
  • Reception Capacity: 350
The Theatre Lobby at the Embassy
  • Theater Capacity: 230
  • Banquet Capacity: 180
  • Reception Capacity: 275
The Madge Rothschild Mezzanine Lounge
  • Reception Capacity: 70
The Historic Hoosier Room
  • Classroom Capacity: 40
  • Banquet Capacity: 30
  • Reception Capacity: 40
  • 2019-04-20 18:00:00 2019-04-20 22:00:00 2019 Wine and Whiskers Gala - Building Barns Building Trust <p>We set the date! We toured the venue! We held our breath in hopes of a sponsor and today we held back tears as an amazing local business presented us with a check. <br /><br />Universal Metalcraft, Inc of Decatur Indiana will be this year's venue sponsor. <br /><br />We have upped our game and this year we will be enjoying three levels of the Fort Wayne Embassy Theater, this includes the rooftop deck with an amazing view of the downtown skyline. <br />We have many sponsorship opportunities still available such as Platinum, Gold, and Silver sponsors, 2020 Gala Sponsors, as well as other opportunities to be a huge part of our rescues annual fundraiser. <br /><br />We also have two completely different ticket options, we have General Admission which includes 1 drink ticket, amazing food, cash bar, silent and live auction, live music by Shane and Eric and Photography by Frank Lopez who owns United Photography. <br /><br />The other option is V.I.P. Tickets!! Those include all of the above PLUS V.I.P. gift bag, wine and hors d'oeuvres during your V.I.P. only, early admission. <br />The link for tickets will be posted in the near future. <br />This will prove to be an amazing event and as we did last year, come dressed to have fun, enjoy yourself and help us raise some much needed money, no dress code dictated. <br />Many downtown hotels and bars available for your enjoyment afterwards.</p> 125 W. Jefferson Blvd. Fort Wayne, IN America/Indiana/Winamac
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  • 2019-04-27 19:30:00 2019-04-27 21:30:00 The Fantastic Symphony <p>Andrew Constantine, conductor<br />Stewart Goodyear, piano<br /><br /><br />Berlioz's psychedelic symphonic portrait tells the tale of an artist's self-destructive passion for a beautiful woman. It is full of obsessions and dreams, ecstasy and despair. Grieg's concerto was an instant success, a work of charm, teeming with vitality and perfect simplicity.</p> 125 W. Jefferson Blvd. Fort Wayne, IN America/Indiana/Winamac
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  • 2019-04-28 15:00:00 2019-04-28 15:00:00 Black and White Buster Keaton Film Fest- Seven Chances with Organist Clark Wilson <p>Seven Chances; Release Date March 1925. Struggling stockbroker Jimmie Shannon (Buster Keaton) learns that, if he gets married by 7 p.m. on his 27th birthday - which is today - he will inherit $7 million from an eccentric relative. But after Mary Jones (Ruth Dwyer), whom he has mooned over for years, turns him down, he has only hours to find a woman who will marry him. Clark Wilson; Silent Film organist A native of Ohio, Clark Wilson began his musical training at age nine. Following several years with the Schantz Organ Company as a reed voicer and tonal finisher, his professional career began in Wisconsin. Since then, Clark has covered the continent with organ performances and was even involved with an installation of the worlds largest Wurlitzer in Arizona. He has also recorded seven albums! Clark has a silent film &amp; concert repertoire with highlights including ATOS conventions, universities and renowned theatres of North America, Europe and Australia.</p> 125 W. Jefferson Blvd. Fort Wayne, IN America/Indiana/Winamac
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  • 2019-05-07 19:30:00 2019-05-07 19:30:00 Scott Bradlee's Postmodern Jukebox <p><span id="fbPhotoSnowliftCaption" class="fbPhotosPhotoCaption" data-ft="{"><span class="hasCaption">Scott Bradlee's Postmodern Jukebox<br />Tuesday, May 7, 2019 <br />7:30 p.m. Embassy Theatre<br /></span></span></p> <p><span class="fbPhotosPhotoCaption" data-ft="{"><span class="hasCaption"><span>To usher in the upcoming Twenty Twenties decade, famed musical collective Postmodern Jukebox will circumnavigate the globe in 2019 on their Welcome to the Twenties 2.0 Tour. The tour is meant to prepare the world for a new decade, one that Postmodern Jukebox creator Scott Bradlee hopes will see a return to the style and craftsmanship that typified the music of past generations. Started by Scott Bradlee in 2009, Postmodern Jukebox has gone on to amass over one billion YouTube views with 3.5 million subscribers and have chalked up more than 1.7 million fans on Facebook. For the past half decade, PMJ has toured the world, playing hundreds of shows to sold-out houses on six continents. The group also performed on shows like Good Morning America, topped iTunes and Billboard charts and caught the attention of NPR Music, NBC News and a wide array of celebrity fans.</span></span></span></p> <p><span class="fbPhotosPhotoCaption" data-ft="{"><span class="hasCaption"><span><br /></span></span></span></p> <p style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-size: 18px;"><strong><a href="https://www.visitfortwayne.com/plan/contests/postmodern-jukebox-getaway/" target="_blank"><span class="fbPhotosPhotoCaption" data-ft="{"><span class="hasCaption">ENTER to WIN TICKETS!</span></span></a></strong></span></p> 125 W. Jefferson Blvd. Fort Wayne, IN America/Indiana/Winamac
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  • 2019-05-11 19:30:00 2019-05-11 21:30:00 Rhapsody & Rhythm: The Gershwin Concert Experience <p>This multimedia concert celebrates the ingenious musical legacy of George and Ira Gershwin, including their most popular songs such as "I Got Rhythm", "'S Wonderful", "They Can't Take That Away From Me", "Summertime", as well as George Gershwin's masterpiece, "Rhapsody in Blue". Musical performances and choreography are complemented by rare Gershwin family home videos, photos and recordings along with wonderful stories that will offer an inside view of the iconic Gershwin Brothers.</p> 125 W. Jefferson Blvd. Fort Wayne, IN America/Indiana/Winamac
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  • 2019-05-18 19:30:00 2019-05-18 21:30:00 Dvorák and Janácek <p>With its military bands, dazzling fanfares, and 13 additional brass players, Janácek's "Sinfonietta" sounds as fresh today as it did at its premiere. Opening the program are two seminal works by fellow countryman Antonin Dvorák, whose lively, folk-like sensibilities defined the language of the late 19th-century Romantic music.</p> 125 W. Jefferson Blvd. Fort Wayne, IN America/Indiana/Winamac
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  • 2019-05-19 15:00:00 2019-05-19 15:00:00 Black and White Buster Keaton Film Fest- Sherlock Jr. with Organist Clark Wilson <p>Sherlock Jr.; Released in April 1924 A kindly movie projectionist (Buster Keaton) longs to be a detective. When his fiancée (Kathryn McGuire) is robbed by a local thief (Ward Crane), the poor projectionist has to use his amateur detective skills to save his name. Clark Wilson; Silent Film organist A native of Ohio, Clark Wilson began his musical training at age nine. Following several years with the Schantz Organ Company as a reed voicer and tonal finisher, his professional career began in Wisconsin. Since then, Clark has covered the continent with organ performances and was even involved with an installation of the worlds largest Wurlitzer in Arizona. He has also recorded seven albums! Clark has a silent film &amp; concert repertoire with highlights including ATOS conventions, universities and renowned theatres of North America, Europe and Australia.<br /><br /></p> 125 W. Jefferson Blvd. Fort Wayne, IN America/Indiana/Winamac
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  • 2019-05-21 19:30:00 2019-05-21 19:30:00 Neil deGrasse Tyson <p>American astrophysicist and director of the Hayden Planetarium, Neil deGrasse Tyson has become the face of modern astrophysics and is credited with the revitalized popularity of science in America. A New York City native, Tyson is host of <em>StarTalk</em> Radio and TV show along with FOX’s <em>Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey</em>. He is a <em>New York Times</em> bestselling author of 10 books and a frequent guest on <em>The Daily Show</em>. Appointed by President Bush to commissions studying the future of the U.S. aerospace industry and the implementation of the U.S. space exploration policy, Tyson is also the recipient of 18 honorary doctorates and the NASA Distinguished Public Service Medal—the highest award given by NASA to non-government citizens.</p> <p>Tickets on sale Friday, Nov. 16 (10 a.m.) at the STAR Bank box office at the Embassy, TicketMaster.com &amp; 800.745.3000. Tickets: $49, $75, $99, $125, $249 (plus applicable fees). <em>Limited number of tickets include a post-show meet and greet ($249). Limited number of tickets include a signed show poster ($125).</em></p> 125 W. Jefferson Blvd. Fort Wayne, IN America/Indiana/Winamac
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  • 2019-06-04 19:30:00 2019-06-04 19:30:00 Criss Angel <p><strong>Criss Angel</strong></p> <p>June 4, 2019 at 7:30pm</p> <p><span>Criss Angel has dominated the world of magic for over a decade. His passion is to constantly create and bring his magic revolution to fans everywhere. Criss Angel RAW - The Mindfreak Unplugged is a theatrical experience unlike any seen before. This extraordinary evening of magic unplugged features Criss and some of his amazing friends. Guaranteed to blow your mind.</span></p> 125 W. Jefferson Blvd. Fort Wayne, IN America/Indiana/Winamac
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  • 2019-06-09 15:00:00 2019-06-09 15:00:00 Black and White Buster Keaton Film Fest- The General with Organist Cletus Goens <p>The General; Released in February 1927 One of the most revered comedies of the silent era, this film finds hapless Southern railroad engineer Johnny Gray (Buster Keaton) facing off against Union soldiers during the American Civil War. When his fiancée, Annabelle Lee (Marion Mack), is accidentally taken away while on a train stolen by Northern forces, Gray pursues the soldiers, using various modes of transportation in comic action scenes that highlight Keaton's boundless wit and dexterity. Cletus Goens; Embassy House organist By day a piano specialist at Sweetwater Sound, and by night the house organist of the Embassy, Cletus Goens has been entertaining crowds for three decades, and continues to delight on the Grande Page pipe organ. Cletus is often responsible for introducing new fans to the magic of the organ for the first time, showing off her charm and abilities to many. Crowds have fallen in love with the organ through his performances during Festival of Trees, and tours</p> 125 W. Jefferson Blvd. Fort Wayne, IN America/Indiana/Winamac
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  • 2019-06-24 2019-06-30 International Jugglers Association Festival <h1 class="h-custom-headline cs-ta-center h1"><span style="color: #000000;"><strong style="font-size: 11pt;"><span style="font-size: 18px;">IJA Festival 2019</span></strong></span></h1> <h4 class="h-custom-headline cs-ta-center h3"><span>FORT WAYNE, INDIANA<br />JUNE 24-30, 2019</span></h4> <div class="x-text cs-ta-center"> <p>Join us at the 2019 IJA Festival for a week of incredible juggling, workshops, shows, competitions and memories in Fort Wayne, Indiana. Stay tuned for regular updates on performers, registration, special events and unexpected surprises!</p> <p>Founded in 1947, the IJA is excited to be celebrating our 72nd Annual Festival in the delightful city of Fort Wayne, Indiana. See you there!</p> <p><em>Check back soon for more details.</em></p> </div> 125 W. Jefferson Blvd. Fort Wayne, IN America/Indiana/Winamac
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  • 2019-08-06 19:30:00 2019-08-06 19:30:00 Glen Miller Orchestra <p>The Glenn Miller Orchestra returns to Fort Wayne! The legendary Glenn Miller Orchestra from New York will perform one night only in Fort Wayne, IN as they tour the world, bringing timeless classics like In the Mood, Moonlight Serenade, Chattanooga Choo Choo, Pennsylvania 6-5000, String of Pearls and Tuxedo Junction back to the stage. Even 80 years after founding his famous orchestra, the music of Glenn Miller is alive and well! On a memorable evening, August 6th, 18 musicians and singers will bring the unforgettable Glenn Miller sound to the Embassy Theatre, performing timeless songs that everyone remembers. This is a must-see show for jazz and swing fans alike or the incurable romantics who want to step back in time. The legendary Glenn Miller was the most successful of all the dance bandleaders back in the Swing era of the 1930s and 1940s.</p> 125 W. Jefferson Blvd. Fort Wayne, IN America/Indiana/Winamac
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  • 2019-10-05 19:30:00 2019-10-05 21:30:00 Tchaikovsky Spectacular <p>Andrew Constantine, conductor<br />Nikolai Demidenko, piano<br /><br />Tchaikovsky — Piano Concerto No.1 in B-flat major, Op. 23<br />Tchaikovsky — Symphony No. 4 in F minor, Op. 36<br /><br />From lush, romantic piano harmonies to flurries of scales and powerful brass passages, this opening night concert is a feast for the senses.</p> 125 W. Jefferson Blvd. Fort Wayne, IN America/Indiana/Winamac
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  • 2019-10-12 19:30:00 2019-10-12 21:30:00 Rudy in Concert with the Fort Wayne Philharmonic <p>Caleb Young, conductor<br /><br />CineConcerts brings you Rudy In Concert, the classic tale of an undersized football player who overcomes the odds time and time again. Experience the Fort Wayne Philharmonic; conducted by Caleb Young in performing Oscar and Emmy winning composer Jerry Goldsmith’s complete iconic score live while Rudy (directed by David Anspaugh and written by Angelo Pizzo) is projected on a massive 40-foot HD screen. This timeless underdog story delights fans of all ages with a truly inspirational message: Never give up on your dreams!</p> 125 W. Jefferson Blvd. Fort Wayne, IN America/Indiana/Winamac
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  • 2019-11-23 19:30:00 2019-11-23 21:30:00 Violins of Hope <p>Andrew Constantine, conductor<br />Igor Yuzefovich, violin<br /><br />Bricht — Verwehte Blätter, Op. 18b (8 Small Pieces for Orchestra)<br />Mendelssohn — Violin Concerto in E minor, Op. 64<br />Williams — Three pieces from Schindler’s List<br />Mahler — Symphony No. 1 in D major, “Titan”<br /><br />Sixteen violins that survived the Holocaust. Three composers banned by the Nazis. Violins of Hope tells stories of defiance, resilience, and legacy, a testament to the power of music.</p> 125 W. Jefferson Blvd. Fort Wayne, IN America/Indiana/Winamac
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  • Holiday Pops

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    December 13, 2019 - December 21, 2019 (Select Dates)

    2019-12-13 19:30:00 2019-12-21 21:30:00 Holiday Pops <p>Caleb Young, conductor<br /><br />Revel in the traditional music, memories, and popular culture of Christmas, with exquisite dancing, Santa and Mrs. Claus, a carol sing-along, and the “Hallelujah” Chorus.<br /><br />Five nights of Holiday Fun!<br />December 13, 14 &amp; 21 at 7:30 p.m. <br />December 14 &amp; 21 at 2 p.m.</p> 125 W. Jefferson Blvd. Fort Wayne, IN America/Indiana/Winamac
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  • 2020-01-11 19:30:00 2020-01-11 21:30:00 Peer Gynt and Polovtsian Dances <p>Andrew Constantine, conductor<br />Violetta Todorova, violin<br /><br />Janáček — The Fiddler’s Child<br />Borodin — Prince Igor: Overture <br />Borodin — Prince Igor: Polovtsian Dances<br />Grieg — Peer Gynt: Suite No. 1, Op. 46 <br />Grieg — Peer Gynt: Suite No. 2, Op. 55<br /><br />Enjoy enduringly popular melodies like In the Hall of the Mountain King and Borodin’s famous theme, incorporated into the 1953 Broadway musical Kismet as Stranger in Paradise.</p> 125 W. Jefferson Blvd. Fort Wayne, IN America/Indiana/Winamac
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  • 2020-01-25 19:30:00 2020-01-25 21:30:00 Piano Themes from Cinema’s Golden Age <p>Caleb Young, conductor<br /><br />Pianist Valentina Lisitsa looks back to the glory days of the silver screen, performing the Warsaw Concerto, plus music from Murder on the Orient Express, On Golden Pond and Pride &amp; Prejudice.</p> 125 W. Jefferson Blvd. Fort Wayne, IN America/Indiana/Winamac
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  • 2020-02-01 19:30:00 2020-02-01 21:30:00 Pinchas Zukerman Plays Brahms <p>Andrew Constantine, conductor<br />Pinchas Zuckerman, violin<br />Amanda Forsythe, cello<br /><br />Schumann — Manfred Overture, Op. 115<br />Bruch — Violin Concerto No. 1 in G Minor, Op. 26<br />Brahms — Concert for Violin and Cello in A Minor, Op. 102 <br /><br />A brilliant musical master, about whom the Los Angeles Times says, “Zukerman again seemed the forever-young virtuoso…expressively resourceful…technically impeccable, effortless…"</p> 125 W. Jefferson Blvd. Fort Wayne, IN America/Indiana/Winamac
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  • 2020-02-15 19:30:00 2020-02-15 21:30:00 Purdue Varsity Glee Club Sings Broadway <p>Caleb Young, conductor<br /><br />Joining the Philharmonic and soloists in Broadway’s most popular tunes are Indiana’s great showmen ambassadors, in one-of-a-kind arrangements for this tailor-made performance.</p> 125 W. Jefferson Blvd. Fort Wayne, IN America/Indiana/Winamac
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  • 2020-02-22 19:30:00 2020-02-22 21:30:00 Ravel’s Boléro <p>Andrew Constantine, conductor<br /><br />Berlioz — Roman Carnival Overture<br />Debussy — La Mer<br />Copland — Appalachian Spring<br />Ravel — Boléro<br /><br />One simple tune &#8211; 15 persistent minutes of the snare drum &#8211; that bursts with orchestral fireworks. Boléro began as a compositional exercise but remains Ravel’s most popular work.</p> 125 W. Jefferson Blvd. Fort Wayne, IN America/Indiana/Winamac
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  • 2020-03-14 19:30:00 2020-03-14 21:30:00 Carmina Burana <p>Andrew Constantine, conductor<br />Ilya Yakushev, piano<br />Fort Wayne Philharmonic Chorus<br />Fort Wayne Children’s Chorus, Soloists<br /><br />Mussorgsky — Night on Bald Mountain<br />Shostakovich — Piano Concerto No.2 in F major, Op. 102<br />Orff — Carmina Burana <br /><br />With its large, percussion-driven orchestra and mixed chorus that sings racy texts by wayward monks, Carmina Burana celebrates the joys of the tavern, nature, humor, and love.<br /><br />Series Sponsors</p> 125 W. Jefferson Blvd. Fort Wayne, IN America/Indiana/Winamac
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  • Cole Porter Celebration

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    March 28, 2020 - March 29, 2020 (Select Dates)

    2020-03-28 19:30:00 2020-03-29 21:30:00 Cole Porter Celebration <p>In concert with the Fort Wayne Philharmonic and Civic Theatre<br /><br />Andrew Constantine, conductor<br /><br />The Philharmonic and Fort Wayne Civic Theatre team up to present the timeless music of this Hoosier native, including songs from "Anything Goes", "Can Can", "Silk Stockings", and "Kiss me Kate".<br /><br />Performances: March 28 at 7:30 pm<br /> March 29 at 2:00 pm</p> 125 W. Jefferson Blvd. Fort Wayne, IN America/Indiana/Winamac
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  • 2020-04-25 19:30:00 2020-04-25 21:30:00 Beethoven’s Violin <p>Andrew Constantine, conductor<br />Vadim Gluzman, violin<br /><br />Elgar — Falstaff, Op. 68<br />Beethoven — Violin concerto in D major, Op. 61 <br /><br />Nine symphonies, five piano concertos, but only one Violin Concerto? Beethoven’s singular masterpiece will be performed by one of the violin world’s most spellbinding artists.</p> 125 W. Jefferson Blvd. Fort Wayne, IN America/Indiana/Winamac
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  • 2020-05-02 19:30:00 2020-05-02 21:30:00 ABBA: The Concert <p>Caleb Young, conductor<br /><br />It’s the most authentic ABBA tribute show in the world. Come dance, come sing, having the time of your life with iconic hits like “Mamma Mia,” “S. O. S.,” “Waterloo,” and “Dancing Queen.”</p> 125 W. Jefferson Blvd. Fort Wayne, IN America/Indiana/Winamac
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  • 2020-05-16 19:30:00 2020-05-16 21:30:00 Constantine Conducts Shostakovich <p>Andrew Constantine, conductor<br /><br />Khachaturian — Suites from Spartacus <br />Shostakovich — Symphony No. 5 in D minor, Op. 47 <br /><br />Andrew Constantine closes the season with Shostakovich’s best-known symphony, a work whose sublime third movement caused members of the audience to weep at its premiere.</p> 125 W. Jefferson Blvd. Fort Wayne, IN America/Indiana/Winamac
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