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Theatre & Dance in Mexico

Mexico City has a vibrant blend of cultural treasures ranging from vibrant Pre-Hispanic folk-art to the works of great muralists of the 20th century.

When it comes to art and culture, the city offers opera, theatre, ballet and dance along with concerts of symphonic, rock and popular music. There is a strong Spanish influence on most of the theatrical performances held in the city.

Centro Nacional de las Artes CENART
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Centro Nacional de las Artes CENART

The Centro Nacional de las Artes CENART or the National Arts Centre is situated at Circuito Interior, Colonia Country Club in Mexico City and is one of the venues to organize live performances. This centre also has many educational organizations and research centres under its wing.

Address:Avenida Río Churubusco 79, Coyoacán, Colonia Country Club, 04220 Ciudad de México, D.F., Mexico
Tel.: +52 55 4155 0000

Microteatro Mexico
Microteatro Mexico

Microteatro Mexico

The Microteatro Mexico provides a platform for the artist, directors and producers to come together and showcase their talents. Situated at Santa Maria La Ribera this is the best place to check out the latest additions to the art world.

Address:Roble 3, Cuauhtémoc, Sta María la Ribera, Mexico City, Mexico
Tel.: +52 55 6390 5046, +52 55 6390 5060

Metropolitan theatre ( Teatro Metropólitan)
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Metropolitan theatre ( Teatro Metropólitan)

Built by architects Pedro Gorozpe E. and Aurelio G. Mendoza, the Metropolitan theatre is one of the most celebrated theatres in Mexico City. Initially, it was a movie theatre, but in 1995 it was renovated to include live performances. This theatre is also the official sponsors of National Jazz Festival of Mexico City.

Address:Avenida Independencia No. 90, Cuauhtémoc, Colonia Centro, 06050 Ciudad de México, D.F., Mexico

Sala Nezahualcoyotl
Sala Nezahualcoyotl

Sala Nezahualcoyotl

Built between 1975 and 1976 the Sala Nezahualcoyotl concert hall is the place where you will find the Philharmonic Orchestra of the National Autonomous University of Mexico. This concert hall has the capacity of about 2229 guests and it lies inside the University Cultural Centre of Mexico City. It’s fantastic interior and technology has made it one of the most sought after places in Latin America.

Address:Insurgentes Sur 3000 National Autonomous University of Mexico, Coyoacán 04510, Mexico City, Mexico
Opening Hours: Tuesday-Saturday 10:00am to 2:00pm and 4:30pm to 8:30pm, Sunday 10:00am to 1:30pm
Tel.: +52 55 5622 7113

National Auditorium
National Auditorium

National Auditorium

The National Auditorium located at the Paseo de la Reforma in Chapultepec is one of the most popular entertainment venues in Mexico City. This world famous structure was designed by architects Gonzalo Ramírez del Sordo and Pedro Ramírez Vázquez, and later modified by Abraham Zabludovsky and Teodoro González de León. Presently, it is used to host concerts, ballet, photographic exhibitions, dance shows, opera, folk art etc.

Address:Paseo de la Reforma 50 Bosque de Chapultepec, Miguel Hidalgo 11560, Mexico City, Mexico
Opening Hours: Daily, 11:00 am – 6:00 pm
Box Office: Monday-Saturday 10:00am to 7:00pm, Sunday 10:00am to 6:00pm
Tel.: +52 55 9138 1350

The City Theatre (Teatro de la ciudad)
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The City Theatre (Teatro de la ciudad)

The City Theatre was built in 1918 on Donceles Street 36, on the historic Mexico City Centre and was formerly known as Esperanza Iris Theatre. The theatre hosts live shows like concerts, recitals and other performances of local and international artists which include well-known names like Ballet Nacional de Cuba, Pablo Milanés, Betsy Pecdanins, Lila Downs, etc.

Foro Shakespeare
Foro Shakespeare

Foro Shakespeare

Foro Shakespeare was initially just a book store founded by Hector Fuentes, and was later on converted into a Shakespearean theatre. The theatre currently has 5 theatre locations- Main Forum, Urgent premises 1, Urgent Space 2, Teatrino and Safe. Located in Condesa, this is a non-profit theatre group organisation.

Address:Zamora 7, Colonia Condesa, D.F.
Tel.: +52 55 5256 0014

Theatre of the Insurgents (Teatro de los Insurgentes)
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Theatre of the Insurgents (Teatro de los Insurgentes)

Theatre of the Insurgents lies on the Mexico City's Avenida de los Insurgentes and was built as a part of President Miguel Alemán's urban renewal program. Build in 1953 by José María Dávila, this theatre has also hosted the 1968 Summer Olympics. The interiors of the building are elaborately painted depicting its history by renowned muralist Diego Rivera.

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