The Foxboro Jaycees
in collaboration with
The Orpheum Theatre Foxboro
In 2007, the Foxboro Jaycees and the Orpheum Theatre are again combining their talent and experience to produce a haunted house, located inside the Orpheum Theatre, Foxboro Massachusetts. This is the 19th year the Jaycees have presented a haunted house, and we are delighted to again combine forces with the artists and actors of the Orpheum Theatre.
We are a live-action show with dozens of performers and a crew of nearly 50. We combine nineteen years of Jaycee haunting expertise and the impressive professional creative talent of the Orpheum cast and crew to produce a very impressive professional haunted show.
We WILL scare you, entertain you, and make you laugh. ...And very likely, we will scare the daylights out of you.
Although the haunt takes place in a theatre, this is NOT a SHOW where you SIT and WATCH the stage. You will tour the entire theatre with your ushers...
...If you dare.
Where is the Orpheum Theatre?
This is NOT the Orpheum Theatre in Boston. We are located in Foxboro. The Orpheum Theatre is the pink building located at 1 School Street Foxboro, directly next to Bethany Church, the Lukoil Gas Station and the Foxboro Fire Station on Foxboro Common.
Our haunt is scary. On previous journeys we've encountered clowns, murderers, temple demons, burning witches, butchers, carnies, ax-wielding mayors, cheating wives, circus folk, bank robbers, cursed guides, long dead kings, demented movie starlets, doctors wielding chain saws, doomed miners, evil museum curators, executioners, extraterrestrials, crazed camp chefs, grave robbers, hanging criminals, dread pirates, crypt keepers, insane prop masters, jealous husbands, misguided doll-makers, murderous monks, raving corn farmers, serial killers, torturers, vampires, mad electricians, voodoo priestesses, zombies, and even more terrifying encounters with supernatural beings like Dracula and the Devil himself. Passersby were amazed by the unusually large amounts of blood. We've encountered ghosts in taverns, nautical museums, and movie theatres. We've witnessed stabbings, hangings, mutilations, torture, and cold-blooded killers. Around us, the walls move, the floors fall, the ceilings have collapsed. Do you dare take the tour?
Our haunted house is scary, and we donít "tone down" the scare if little children are in the group -- itís not fair to the others in the group who waited in line and paid their money to be scared. While every child is different, our experience over 19 years of haunting has been that most kids under 10 will find the show too intense and scary. There are often exceptional six and seven year olds who love the show, but weíve found the majority of kids under age 10 cannot handle the show and ask to leave. Parents, you know your children best. If you think they can handle it, bring them along. Please note: There are NO REFUNDS once you have entered the haunt even if you or your child cannot finish the tour.
Please be aware that we use strobe lights and fog machines. Some people cannot tolerate strobe lights. Also, we get VERY loud!
The Orpheum features a full concession stand featuring candy, popcorn, soda, and many other goodies.
The Orpheum Foxboro.
The Orpheum Theatre was originally built in 1926 as a silent movie house. Through several owners and a conversion to a three-screen theatre in 1984, it continued to show movies until it was closed in 1989. The Foxboro Regional Center for the Performing Arts (FRCPA) was established in 1993 and purchased the building with the purpose of renovating and operating it as a functional live performance theatre. The theatre re-opened in September 1994 and housed several local community arts organizations, including Bay Colony Productions. Bay Colony Productions was founded in 1999, a local community theatre organization dedicated to promoting the performing arts in the area through both high quality performances and devoted educational programs. In October 2004, Bay Colony Productions purchased the Orpheum Theatre from FRCPA. Bay Colony continues to conduct business under the name of the Orpheum Theatre and presents professional quality stage plays, musical theatre, dance, musical events, youth theatre programs, charity events and concerts, movies and family entertainment. Today, Bay Colony Productions at the Orpheum Theatre is recognized, respected and well-known throughout the area as a source of entertainment, education, cultural impact and influence in the community.
Orpheum Theatre Foxboro, 1 School Street, P.O. Box 266, Foxboro, MA 02035
Box Office: 508-543-2787, Bill Cunningham (haunted house co-chairman) 508-543-4434 ◊6
www.Orpheum.org or http://www.baycolonyproductions.com
The Foxboro Jaycees.
Part of the worldwide Junior Chamber of Commerce (Jaycee) organization founded in 1918, the Foxboro Jaycees were chartered in 1961 and are a dynamic and enthusiastic group providing civic service through the organized efforts of the people of the community. They promote the welfare of Foxboro and its citizens through active, constructive projects. The Jaycees provide their membership training in leadership, make lasting friendships, and learn managerial, project and people skills.
The Foxboro Jaycees are responsible for over one hundred Foxboro community service projects, such as the annual haunted house fund-raiser (Since 1989, Foxboro's original haunt) the 5K fun run for charity, the summer concerts on the common, Senior Appreciation Day, National Family Night Out, sand for seniors, Easter egg hunt, pancake breakfast to benefit Foxboro Youth Basketball, Founders Day activities, student essay contests, as well as Christmas activities such as Santa on the common, decorating the common with Christmas lights, and far more. They built the Foxboro Common bandstand, the Booth Skating Park and the Payson Road Playground.
The Foxboro Jaycees donate money to over 26 different charities, needy individuals, athletes and human service organizations. They donate thousands of dollars each year to the Foxboro Discretionary Fund, Founders Day fireworks committee, Foxboro High School college bound seniors, South Foxboro Community Club and various sports leagues in Foxboro.
Their haunted house is their biggest fundraiser of the year and ALL (yes, ALL) of the Jaycee haunted house proceeds go back into the community. By visiting their haunted house, you help them make possible our multitude of community services, as well as scholarships, donations, and far more.
Foxboro Jaycees, PO Box 169, Foxboro, MA 02035
Remember: This is an ARCHIVE page! The Foxboro Jaycees no longer run a haunted house.
The Foxboro Jaycees Haunted House ran from 1989 to 2007 and closed for good after the 2007 season. This is an ARCHIVE page and presented here as a souvenir of the glory days of the Jaycee Haunt. If you arrived here to this web page after the year 2007, please note that we don't do the haunted house anymore -- the prices, phone numbers, links, this page itself are all here for archival, souvenir, and entertainment purposes only. That said, we encourage you to patronize YOUR favorite haunted houses (we still do!) It takes a lot of work to put on a haunted house, and whether the haunts you visit are fund-raisers or commercial enterprises, you can show your support by patronizing these great haunts all over the world! Also, the Foxboro Jaycees continue to be VERY active in Foxboro and run a variety of community development projects all year! Please check us out at