The first Colon Theatre was inaugurated on April 27 in 1857, with a La Traviata staging. Initially, it was located in front of Mayo Square, on the southwest corner of the block, among Rivadavia and Reconquista, Bartolomé Mitre and 25 de Mayo. The drafts were designed by Carlos Pellegrini and it was estimated that could hold up 2500 people.
The actual Colon Theater arose according to requirement of the society, that since XIX century has been dedicated to opera, the favorite musical display.
In the construction are different characteristics of Italian Renaissance, plainly bases, similar to attic Greek order which has ground floor and first floor; monumental inter-columns with Ionic and Corinthian capitals, its multiform variants links the second and the third floor; the spans and the openings has arches and the best design in moldings. It is not a well defined design, but an electric one, typical of the beginning of XX century buildings.
The building is located surrounded by Libertad, Arturo Toscarini, Cerrito and Tucuman streets, between Lavalle and 9 de Julio Avenue. The building lot is 8.2202 square meters; 5.006 of them belong to the building and 3.196 are the premises in Arturo Street. All the construction covers 37.884 square meters.
Ticket office Schedule
Monday to Saturday from 9:00 to 2:00hrs
Sunday from 10:00 to 17:00hrs
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San Martín Theater
The theater, one of the Buenos Aires symbol, is a referent of the culture; its façade reflects the contemporary architecture. The building has three sections; in the first one are the direction and administration offices; in the second one, are located five show halls: Coronado, San martin, Casacubertaa, Leopoldo, Lugones, and Cabanellas.
It was inaugurated in 1969, with Alberto de Zabalia play, named “La Doncella prodigiosa”, this was a symbolic inauguration, then the official one was in October 1961 with folkloric and modern dance.
In 2005 was carried out the celebration of 35 years, was remodeled creating dependences for cultural activities with high technology.
Visiting different galleries, stages, studios, people can know about editing and mounting of different plays.
Tuesday to Friday at 12:00 and English guide too
Address: Corrientes Avenue 1530
Cine Teatro Premier
It was built in 1944 by Domingo Bianchi. In the middle, there is a lager window, the museum name in a fluorescent lighting, two niches on each side where the statues of Ferrari sculptor are. The auditorium can hold up 1200 seats, has scarlet tapestry and Luis XV style.
In July 1989, it was turned because the semifinal of the chess tournament was carried out.
Address: Corrientes Avenue 1565
There is a plaque as evidence of the former Loire cinema, in honor commemoration to the first anniversary of Spanish Cinema.
Monday to Sunday from 11:00 to 20:00
Address: Corrientes Avenue 1524
Telephone: 4373 1900
The most standing out is its façade with Art Decó style.
Address: Corrientes Avenue 1343
Telephone: 4371 0816
Lola Membrives Theater
It was known as “Teatro Cómico” to the seventies, a work of Enquín architect, was built in 1927. In 1936 it belonged to Lola Membrives.
Monday to Saturday from 10:00 to 20:00hrs
Address: Corrientes Avenue 1280
Telephone: 4383 2025
Blanca Podestá Theatter
Long ago, it was known as Smart Theater, then in 1924 it was in charge of Blanca Pedestá and his husband Alberto Ballerini. In this stage were carried out important performances with famous actors and actress like Florencio Parravicini, Gloria Guzmán, Alberti Closas, Analía Gadé, Mecha Ortiz, Miguel de Molina, Margarita Xirgu and María Antinea.
Address: Corrientes Avenue 1283
Telephone: 4382 2592
Cervantes National Theater
It was built in by initiative of Maria Guerrero and Fernando Días who arrived to Buenos Aires in 1897, was inaugurated in 1906.
Nowadays, it is one of the most traditional stages of Buenos Aires, can hold up approximately 1700 people.
Address: Córdova Avenue and Libertad
Telephone: 4816 4224
Presidente Alvear Theater
Address: Avenida Corrientes 1659
The theater was inaugurated on April 24, 1942 by the theater impresario Don Pascual E. Carcavallo. It is a classic of the Argentinean music and theater and attraction center of the porteña cultural life; it has 1.000 seats and is equipped with a modern technical infrastructure, also has scenography, light mechanics, sound and tailor workshops.
The Alvear Theater is one of the five theaters that form the Buenos Aires Theatral Complex dependent of Buenos Aires city ministry of Culture and government
De la Ribera Theater
Address: Av. Pedro de Mendoza No. 1821 La Boca
The theater has 643 seats distributed in first floor stalls with 475 seats, and second floor stalls with 168 seats. The scenery has 11.30 meters of Proscenium Arch and 14 meters deep. The wide hall and la saloon are decorated by eight huge murals specially created by Quinquela Martín.
Address: Av. Córdoba 6056, Chacarita
The theater building has architectonic lines inspired in the baroque Spanish style, it has first floor stalls for 439 seats and 2do floor stalls for 150 seats and 18 boxes with four locations each, the total capacity of the theater is 661 seats.
Address: Av. Sarmiento 2715, Palermo
The theater was destined to favor the activities of the artists enlisted in what is called the “new trends”, meaning is a space specifically dedicated to the investigation and experimentation.
Lola Membrives Theater
Address: Av. Corrientes 1280.
The theater until the 70’s it was called Comic Theater. The building is the work of the Architect Enquín, made in 1927. In 1936, the place belongs to the actress Lola Membrives administration and the theater was name under the recognized actress name.