Canadian impresario Garth Drabinsky tore down The Apollo and Lyric Theatres to create Ford Center For Performing Arts in 1997, which housed his production of the musical Ragtime. Clear Channel Entertainment joined forces with the Hilton Hotels Corporation to rename the Ford Center for the Performing Arts the Hilton Theatre, beginning January 2, 2005. In August 2010, Foxwoods Resort Casino and Live Nation entered into a multi-year agreement that grants Foxwoods the exclusive naming rights to the venue, now dubbed Foxwoods Theatre.
The theater is extremely wide and every seat gives an excellent view of the proscenium stage. The best seats are in the rows with the double letters.