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Fisher Theatre Self-Guided Backstage Tour Stop 2A


Used as an access point to rest of the building, if you were to attempt to open the door at the end of the hallway, you will find it locked.  On the other side of the door is the more industrial bowels of the Fisher Building” 

When a show has an actor leave the stage and then enter again from the back of the house - or when actors come down the aisles, there is a good chance they used this hallway to run under the theatre, into our lower level and up the lobby stairs. 

This is the hallway you are looking at: During Broadway engagements, the right side of this hallway is often lined with show trunks - each one labeled for a member of the company. These large 4'x2'x2' travel trunks are where company members keep their personal items when travelling from city to city.

When exiting the door at the end of the hallway, this is what you see on the other side. The door straight ahead (also locked 24/7) is the entrance to the lower level of the theatre lobby. This door provides access to the restrooms, our cleaning staff lockers and breakrooms, and other technical & mechanical rooms for the theatre. If you were to go to the right, you would be in the Fisher Building basement access hallway that leads to maintenance, storage, and mechanical rooms for the Fisher Building.

A concrete hallway with steel walls on either side, concrete posts, and a wooden ramp leading to the doors on the right.

When exiting the door at the end of the hall, if you turn to the left, this hallway connects the Fisher Building with the lower level of the Fisher Building interior parking garage. There is a ramp from the garage to this level so building maintenance staff can drive their vehicles into the lower level of the building. When the building first opened in 1928, the rooms on the right side of this hallway were locker rooms for the Fisher Building cleaning staff. The doors to these rooms still say "Mens' Locker Room" and "Women's Locker Room" from that time. Today, these rooms are used as storage for the theatre. To the left, there are several additional storage rooms that larger shows will sometimes use to store their empty travel containers and supplies during their engagements.

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