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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
  • Summer Nights at the Embassy

    Fort Wayne Embassy Theatre

    Recurring weekly on Wednesday until August 29, 2018

    2018-05-23 17:00:00 2018-08-29 22:00:00 Summer Nights at the Embassy <p><strong>Summer Nights at the Embassy</strong><br />May 23- August 29<br />5-10pm</p> <p><span>Parkview Health presents Summer Nights at the Embassy, a Wednesday night series in the Ballroom, with access to the Parkview Health rooftop. The 14-night series is May 23 to August 29. Each night will feature live music, dance floor, cash bar and unique views of the city skyline. The series spans all genres, including blues, pop, acoustic, jazz, Latin, country, reggae, Americana, a cappella, soul! Plan now to attend multiple nights with the Summer Nights Flex Pass. Receive four tickets for the price of three! You can use in any combination over the course of the series. In addition, Embassy Members have a flex pass option. Flex pass tickets are valid for any Summer Nights event, subject to availability. The Summer Nights is a hot-spot of activity, and must adhere to capacity restrictions.</span></p> <p><span style="font-size: 13px;">May 23- James and the Drifters<br />   Americana, Indie.  Menu by Bravas.  Cash bar.<br /></span></p> <p><span style="font-size: 13px;">May 30- Salsa Dancing<br />   Salsa dance lessons with music by Melisa's Latin Beat.  Observers are welcome.  Dance participation is optional.  Menu    by Ziffles.  Cash bar. <br /></span></p> <p><span style="font-size: 13px;">June 6- West Central Quartet<br />   Jazz.  Menu by The Hoppy Gnome.  Cash bar.<br /></span></p> <p><span style="font-size: 13px;">June 13- Heidi Burson Band<br />   Blue, Gospel, Soul and R&amp;B.  Menu by Club Soda.  Cash bar.<br /></span></p> <p><span style="font-size: 13px;">June 20- Sonny Taylor<br />   Singer-songwriter.  Menu by Shigs 'n' Pit. Cash bar.<br /></span></p> <p><span style="font-size: 13px;">June 27- U.R.B.<br />   Reggae, Ska, Funk.  Menu by The Hoppy Gnome.  Cash bar.<br /></span></p> <p><span style="font-size: 13px;">July 11- Lydia Brittan<br />   Soul.  Americana.  Menu by Shigs 'n' Pit.  Cash bar.<br /></span></p> <p><span style="font-size: 13px;">July 18- Smooth Edge 2<br />   A Cappella.  Menu by Club Soda.  Cash bar.<br /></span></p> <p><span style="font-size: 13px;">July 25- Fatima Washington<br />   R&amp;B, Soul, Gospel.  Menu by Ziffles.  Cash bar.<br /></span></p> <p><span style="font-size: 13px;">August 1- Quincy Sanders Quartet<br />   R&amp;B, Soul, Gospel.  Menu by Club Soda.  Cash bar. <br /></span></p> <p><span style="font-size: 13px;">August 8- Kelsicote<br />   Chilean, Latin.  Menu by Shigs 'n' Pit.  Cash bar.<br /></span></p> <p><span style="font-size: 13px;">August 15- Alicia Pyle and Pyroscope<br />   Jazz.  Menu by The Hoppy Gnome.  Cash bar.<br /></span></p> <p><span style="font-size: 13px;">August 22- Chris Worth<br />   R&amp;B, Soul, Country.  Menu by Ziffles.  Cash bar.<br /></span></p> <p><span style="font-size: 13px;">August 29- Metavari<br />   Electronic Pop.  Menu by Bravas.  Cash bar.<br /></span></p> 125 W. Jefferson Blvd. Fort Wayne, IN America/Indiana/Winamac
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  • 90 years of Film Series at Embassy Theatre

    Fort Wayne Embassy Theatre

    January 19, 2018 - November 22, 2018 (Select Dates)

    2018-01-19 2018-11-22 90 years of Film Series at Embassy Theatre <p><span style="text-decoration: underline;"><span style="font-size: 16px;"><strong>90 years of Film Series</strong></span></span></p> <p><span style="font-size: 13px;">Fort Wayne Embassy Theatre</span></p> <p><span style="font-size: 13px;">January 19, 2018 - November 22, 2018</span></p> <p><span style="text-decoration: underline;"><strong><span style="font-size: 13px;">Schedule </span></strong></span></p> <p>Jan 19 - Back to the Future at 7:30 PM</p> <p>Jan 20 - Wizard of Oz at 2:30 PM</p> <p>Jan 20 - Grease at 7:30 PM</p> <p>Feb 10 - Casablanca at 7:30 PM</p> <p>May 13 - Frozen at 2:30 PM</p> <p>June 17 - Wings at 2:30 PM </p> <p>July 13 - Independence Day at 7:30 PM</p> <p>Aug 24 - Pirates of the Caribbean at 7:30 PM</p> <p>Sept 21 - The Sound of Music at 7:30 PM</p> <p>Nov 22 - White Christmas during The Festival of Trees </p> <p style="text-align: center;"><a href="https://www.visitfortwayne.com/plan/contests/90-years-of-film-series-giveaway/" target="_blank"><strong><span style="font-size: 18px;">Enter to WIN TICKETS!</span></strong></a></p> <p><span style="font-size: 16px;"><br /></span></p> 125 W. Jefferson Blvd. Fort Wayne, IN America/Indiana/Winamac
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  • 2018-10-06 19:30:00 2018-10-06 21:30:00 Opening Night With Renée Fleming <p>Andrew Constantine, Conductor <br />Renée Fleming, soprano<br /><br />One of the world's most beloved and celebrated singers, Renée Fleming opens the 75th Anniversary Season with a wide-ranging program beginning with Richard Strauss's ravishing "Four Last Songs", plus popular songs on the second half. The concert will begin with the world premiere of an overture for the Philharmonic's Anniversary Season by American composer Joel Puckett.<br /><br /><br />Musically Speaking<br />This free pre-concert talk, sponsored by the Fort Wayne Philharmonic Friends, is designed to provide audience members insight into the evening's concert program and featured guest artists. Musically Speaking is hosted by the Fort Wayne Philharmonic conducting staff, musicians, and guest artists.<br /><br />Locations<br />For Masterworks concerts at the Embassy Theatre: The Gallery of the Grand Wayne Center</p> 125 W. Jefferson Blvd. Fort Wayne, IN America/Indiana/Winamac
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  • 2018-10-23 18:00:00 2018-10-23 18:00:00 Disney Junior Dance Party On Tour <p>Incorporating live appearances by favorite Disney Junior characters Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse, Goofy, Elena of Avalor, Sofia the First, Doc McStuffins, interactive on-screen moments with Puppy Dog Pals, The Lion Guard and Muppet Babies, as well as the first-ever live appearance by Vampirina, Disney Junior Dance Party On Tour features 20 songs from Disney Junior hit series, as well as two brand new original songs for the tour.</p> <p>Directed by Amy Tinkham (ABCs Dancing With The Stars), the concert is elevated by state of the art LED technology, a giant Mickey-shaped DJ booth, high-tech scrim screens that transport characters into the theater and 4D special effects. VIP packages available: At the VIP Pre-Party, kids and families will have the opportunity to meet Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse, Doc McStuffins and Elena of Avalor. The VIP After-Party gives kids and families the first opportunity to meet Vampirina, plus Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse and Goofy. Dancing, food &amp; fun!</p> 125 W. Jefferson Blvd. Fort Wayne, IN America/Indiana/Winamac
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  • 2018-10-27 19:30:00 2018-10-27 21:30:00 The Rach 2 <p>Andrew Constantine, Conductor<br />Lisa de la Salle, piano<br /><br />Strauss - Don Juan, Op. 20<br />Strauss - Der Rosenkavalier, Op. 59: Suite<br />Rachmaninoff - Piano Concerto No. 2 in C minor, Op. 18<br /><br />The brilliant young French pianist Lisa de la Salle will play Rachmaninoff's most popular piano concerto, with its blizzard of notes and luxuriant string melodies. Two showpieces by Strauss provide the perfect accompaniment, putting the Philharmonic's stunning virtuosity on full display.<br /><br />-<br /><br /><br />Musically Speaking<br />This free pre-concert talk, sponsored by the Fort Wayne Philharmonic Friends, is designed to provide audience members insight into the evening's concert program and featured guest artists. Musically Speaking is hosted by Fort Wayne Philharmonic conducting staff, musicians, and guest artists. <br /><br />Location:<br />For Masterworks concerts at the Embassy Theatre: The Gallery of the Grand Wayne Center.</p> 125 W. Jefferson Blvd. Fort Wayne, IN America/Indiana/Winamac
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  • 2018-11-03 19:30:00 2018-11-03 21:30:00 Disney's Fantasia <p>Caleb Young, Conductor<br /><br /><br />"Fantasia" brought to life Walt Disney's dazzling animated imagery with great orchestral classics. The cinematic masterpiece is presented with the live Fort Wayne Philharmonic performing a compilation of scenes from the original 1940 movie version and "Fantasia 2000", including "The Sorcerer's Apprentice", "Pomp and Circumstance", and music from "The Firebird".</p> 125 W. Jefferson Blvd. Fort Wayne, IN America/Indiana/Winamac
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  • 2018-11-06 20:00:00 2018-11-06 20:00:00 Joe Bonamassa at the Embassy Theatre <p>Hailed worldwide as one of the greatest guitar players of his generation, Joe Bonamassa has almost single-handedly redefined the blues-rock genre and brought it into the mainstream.</p> <p>Backed by a stellar band of legendary musicians including <strong>Anton Fig</strong> on drums (Letterman, Ace Frehley), <strong>Michael Rhodes</strong> on bass (Faith Hill, Randy Travis), Rock &amp; Roll Hall of Famer <strong>Reese Wynans</strong> on piano/organ (Stevie Ray Vaughan &amp; Double Trouble), <strong>Lee Thornburg</strong> on Trumpet (Tower Of Power), <strong>Paulie Cerra </strong>on saxophone and amazing Australian back up vocalists: <strong>Mahalia Barnes </strong>and<strong> Jade McCrae </strong>to bring a whole new life to the show which will feature new songs alongside career-spanning favorites.</p> 125 W. Jefferson Blvd. Fort Wayne, IN America/Indiana/Winamac
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  • 2018-11-10 19:30:00 2018-11-10 21:30:00 Britten's War Requiem <p>Andrew Constantine, Conductor<br />Fort Wayne Philharmonic Orchestra and Chorus<br />IPFW Chorus<br />Fort Wayne Children's Choir<br />Soprano, Tenor, and Baritone soloists<br /><br /><br />Britten - War Requiem, Op. 66<br /><br /><br />This concert will be performed nearly 100 years to the day after the armistice of World War I. The Philharmonic and special guests are featured in Benjamin Britten's powerful masterpiece that juxtaposes the Roman Catholic Requiem Mass with contemporary texts illustrating the ravages of war.<br /><br /><br /><br />Musically Speaking<br />This free pre-concert talk, sponsored by the Fort Wayne Philharmonic Friends, is designed to provide audience members insight into the evening's concert program and featured guest artists. Musically Speaking is hosted by Fort Wayne Philharmonic conducting staff, musicians and guest artists. <br /><br />Location:<br />For Masterworks concerts at the Embassy Theatre: The Gallery of the Grand Wayne Center.</p> 125 W. Jefferson Blvd. Fort Wayne, IN America/Indiana/Winamac
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  • 2018-11-29 19:30:00 2018-11-29 19:30:00 Straight No Chaser: One Shot Tour at the Embassy Theatre <p><strong>Straight No Chaser - "One Shot Tour"</strong></p> <p>Thursday, November 29, 2018 at 7:30pm</p> <p><span>Originally formed over a dozen years ago while students together at Indiana University, the group has reassembled and reemerged as a phenomenon - with a massive fanbase, more than 20 million views on YouTube, numerous national TV appearances, and proven success with two holiday releases, 2008s HOLIDAY SPIRITS and 2009s CHRISTMAS CHEERS as well as WITH A TWIST, released this spring. In an era when so much pop music is the product of digital processing and vocal pro-tooling, Straight No Chaser is the real deal - the captivating sound of ten unadulterated human voices coming together to make extraordinary music that is moving people in a fundamental sense and with a sense of humor!</span></p> <p>Tickets go on sale <strong>May 11th at 10am. </strong></p> <p>for more information please visit www.sncmusic.com, www.facebook.com/StraightNoChaser, twitter.com/SNCmusic and www.youtube.com/sncmusic.com </p> 125 W. Jefferson Blvd. Fort Wayne, IN America/Indiana/Winamac
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  • 2018-12-01 19:30:00 2018-12-01 19:30:00 Mannheim Steamroller Christmas <p><span style="font-size: 13px;"><strong>Mannheim Steamroller Christmas<br />December 1, 2018<br />Show Time: 7:30 pm</strong></span></p> <p><span>This year marks the 34th Anniversary of the Christmas Tour and release of Mannheim Steamroller Christmas, an album that revolutionized the Holiday Season music category. Grammy Award winner Chip Davis will direct and co-produce Tour performances with MagicSpace Entertainment. The show features Mannheim Steamroller classics, along with dazzling multimedia effects in an intimate setting. In addition to being a holiday tradition for many families, the Mannheim Steamroller Christmas Tour regularly attracts repeat attendance from multi-generational guests and is one of the longest running tours in the music industry. Mannheim Steamroller has sold more than 40 million albums, 29 million in the Christmas genre. Their holiday albums have become synonymous with Christmas and consistently occupy top spots on Billboard Seasonal Charts every year. Continue your family traditions at the Embassy Theatre this holiday season!</span></p> 125 W. Jefferson Blvd. Fort Wayne, IN America/Indiana/Winamac
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  • 2018-12-04 19:00:00 2018-12-04 21:00:00 Moscow Ballet's Great Russian Nutcracker <p><strong>Moscow Ballet's Great Russian Nutcracker</strong></p> <p><strong>December 4, 2018 at 7 PM</strong></p> <p><span>Christmas is coming and so is the one and only Moscow Ballet’s </span><em>Great Russian Nutcracker</em><span>. Presenting world class Russian artists, hand-painted sets, Russian Snow Maidens, and jubilant Nesting Dolls &#8211; </span><em>Great Russian Nutcracker </em><span>brings the Christmas spirit to life for all ages. “Kids wide-eyed with delight!” says the </span><em>New York Times. </em><span>Experience the Dove of Peace Tour, spreading goodwill in over 100 cities across North America. Get seats now for the whole family and make memories for a lifetime at Moscow Ballet’s </span><em>Great Russian Nutcracker</em><span>!  </span><strong><a href="http://www.nutcracker.com/" data-cke-saved-href="http://www.nutcracker.com/">www.nutcracker.com</a></strong></p> 125 W. Jefferson Blvd. Fort Wayne, IN America/Indiana/Winamac
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  • Holiday Pops

    Embassy Theatre

    December 7, 2018 - December 15, 2018 (Select Dates)

    2018-12-07 2018-12-15 Holiday Pops <p>Caleb Young, Conductor <br /><br /><br />Five spectacular concerts for 2018!<br />Friday, December 7 at 7:30 pm.<br />Saturday, December 8 at 2:00 and 7:30 pm.<br />Saturday, December 15 at 2:00 and 7:30 pm.<br /><br /><br />Immerse yourself in the traditional music, memories and popular culture of Christmas and experience the true spirit of the season. This is entertaining, exciting, authentic fun for the whole family. Revel in scenic splendor, exquisite dancing, special appearances by Santa and Mrs. Claus, the Fort Wayne Children's Choir, a carol sing-along, and the "Hallelujah" chorus.</p> 125 W. Jefferson Blvd. Fort Wayne, IN America/Indiana/Winamac
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  • 2019-01-12 19:30:00 2019-01-12 21:30:00 Petrouchka <p>Andrew Constantine, Conductor <br />Andrew Wan, violin<br /><br />Dukas - L'apprenti sorcier (The Sorcerer's Apprentice)<br />Chausson - Poeme, Op. 25<br />Ravel - Tzigane, rapsodie de concert, for violin and orchestra<br />Stravinsky - Petrouchka <br /><br /><br /><br />Colorful French works fill the first half of this concert, including "The Sorcerer's Apprentice", a work popularized in Walt Disney's 1940 classic film "Fantasia". Petrouchka is Stravinsky's brilliant ballet burlesque about the playful and very naughty clown audiences have loved for over a century. And, it's a tour de force for the orchestra. <br /><br /><br /><br /><br />Musically Speaking<br />This free pre-concert talk, sponsored by the Fort Wayne Philharmonic Friends, is designed to provide audience members insight into the evening's concert program and featured guest artists. Musically Speaking is hosted by Fort Wayne Philharmonic conducting staff, musicians and guest artists. <br /><br />Location:<br />For Masterworks concerts at the Embassy Theatre: The Gallery of the Grand Wayne Center.</p> 125 W. Jefferson Blvd. Fort Wayne, IN America/Indiana/Winamac
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  • 2019-01-26 19:30:00 2019-01-26 21:30:00 Wynonna In Concert <p>Caleb Young, conductor<br /><br /><br />Five-time Grammy® winner Wynonna will perform her greatest hits with the Fort Wayne Philharmonic. Once dubbed by Rolling Stone as "the greatest female country singer since Patsy Cline", this iconic performer has received more than 60 industry awards, reaching the heart of the human spirit through her rich and commanding voice and bold and unflinching honesty.</p> 125 W. Jefferson Blvd. Fort Wayne, IN America/Indiana/Winamac
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  • 2019-02-02 19:30:00 2019-02-02 21:30:00 Bizet's Carmen <p>Andrew Constantine, Conductor<br />Fort Wayne Philharmonic Chorus<br />Members of the Fort Wayne Children's Choir <br />Soloists<br /><br /><br />Bizet - Carmen<br /><br /><br />The world's most popular opera. A femme fatale for the ages, Carmen's allure is spellbinding as she seduces a hapless corporal and a dashing bullfighter before meeting her tragic demise. Bizet's bewitching melodies, including the "Habanera" and the "Toreador Song", and stunning projected visuals make this semi-staged production an ideal introduction to the thrill of opera. <br /><br /><br />-<br /><br /><br />Musically Speaking<br />This free pre-concert talk, sponsored by the Fort Wayne Philharmonic Friends, is designed to provide audience members insight into the evening's concert program and featured guest artists. <br /><br />Location:<br />For Masterworks concerts at the Embassy: the Gallery of the Grand Wayne Center.</p> 125 W. Jefferson Blvd. Fort Wayne, IN America/Indiana/Winamac
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  • 2019-02-16 19:30:00 2019-02-16 21:30:00 The Sounds of Simon and Garfunkel <p>Guest conductor Michael Krajewski and vocalists AJ Swearingen and Jonathan Beedle team up with the Philharmonic to capture the essence of Simon and Garfunkel's 1960 folk rock harmonies, complete with beautiful acoustic arrangements of standards such as "Mrs. Robinson", "Homeward Bound", "Sounds of Silence" and "Bridge Over Troubled Water".</p> 125 W. Jefferson Blvd. Fort Wayne, IN America/Indiana/Winamac
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  • 2019-03-02 19:30:00 2019-03-02 21:30:00 An Evening With Leslie Odom, Jr. <p>Caleb Young, conductor<br /><br /><br />"Hamilton" star, and winner of the 2016 Tony Award for Best Actor in a Musical, Leslie Odom, Jr. makes his Fort Wayne debut in a concert of old standards, Broadway showstoppers, and jazz hits, proving why his solo albums are topping the charts.<br /><br /></p> 125 W. Jefferson Blvd. Fort Wayne, IN America/Indiana/Winamac
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  • 2019-03-16 19:30:00 2019-03-16 21:30:00 Beethoven's 9th: An Ode To Joy <p>Andrew Constantine, conductor<br />Fort Wayne Philharmonic Chorus<br />Fort Wayne Children's Choir<br />Soloists<br /><br /><br />Beethoven's 9th has inspired audiences with its monumental scale, intensive technical demands, and the utopian idealism of its "Ode To Joy". It is stunningly paired with American composer John Adams' musical commemoration of the victims of 9/11, a work described as "a place where you can go and be alone with your thoughts and emotions."</p> 125 W. Jefferson Blvd. Fort Wayne, IN America/Indiana/Winamac
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  • 2019-03-30 19:30:00 2019-03-30 21:30:00 Salute To America <p>Caleb Young, conductor<br /><br /><br />Sandi Patty, the most awarded female vocalist in contemporary Christian music, will lead this concert that also features the Indiana University Singing Hoosiers in a musical tribute to the United States of America. Sandi began as an overnight sensation and now is one of the country's most beloved performers. Stunning arrangements for voice, chorus, and orchestra will feature music made famous, right here in America.</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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