Lima has a vibrant theater scene, and you surely will find something for your taste. There are many theaters presenting not only classic theater but also cultural presentations, modern theater, experimental theater, dramas, dance performances, theater for children and not to forget shows and plays in many small theater bars. Most presentations are in Spanish, but don't worry, even if your language skills aren't perfect, it's Art – you'll understand. It's always difficult to judge over cultural institutions and tell you which one is the best.
All theaters, big or small work very hard, have brilliant actors and present magnificent performances and plays that promise a nice and entertaining afternoon or evening.
Opened in July 2012 the Grand National Theater, the Gran Teatro Nacional del Peru, is the newest and most modern addition to Lima's cultural scene. The multi-purpose theatre and concert hall is equipped with the latest technology in acoustics as well as sound and theatrical engineering making a visit to one of the performance ranging from operas...
Since the 1920s the Municipal Theater is the place in Lima for drama, opera and ballet. After a devastating fire in 1998 and awaiting reconstruction for 10 years, Lima's traditional theater was re-inaugurated even more beautiful in 2010. Since then the Municipal Theater of Lima has once again an interesting and varied playbill. Don't miss o...
The Teatro Maguey, one of the most important theater groups in the country, was founded in 1982. The main aim was and still is to offer a space where all age groups can develop identity, imagination, creativity, expressiveness and communication skills through art and play. The theater offers always on Saturdays and Sundays various presentations ...
La Tarumba was founded in 1984 with the idea to combine theater, circus and music but at the same time educate and entertain. A great success: the Tarumba is the most recognized Circus Theater in Peru. Today the Tarumba presents yearly two amazing, creative and innovative shows that are definitely worth a visit.
The Segura Theater, or better the theatrical groups it developed from, is believed to be the oldest cultural institution in Latin America and represents a major part of the Peruvian cultural history. It was always an important theater in Lima and well respected for its professional work. Worth a visit are the amazing opera, ballet and modern dan...
The famous Argentine actor and producer Osvaldo Cattone is the director of the Teatro Marsano in Miraflores. The presented plays (mostly comedies) are always of typical South American style with its humor, irony and sarcasm.
The Kusi Kusi Teatro de Titeres is the most significant and respected marionette theater in Peru. Vicky Morales, the director of the Kusi Kusi, shows lovely plays mostly on Sunday mornings at the Cabaña in the Parque de la Exposición.
Pataclaun was born more than 30 years ago in Lima when a group of anxious university students performed a play on how to manage a theater. Nowadays, grown up and highly professional, they present innovative and entertaining clown performances in a well equipped theater.
Opened in 1954 by Señora Clara Canout the Teatro Canout is a fine small theater that has seen a lot of Lima's cultural history. Today the Canout theater is surely one of the most respected theaters in town presenting excellent plays.
The Auditorio Miraflores is an excellent small theater that presents professional and impressive plays for young and old. Together with many others the theater group Aqualuna presents plays in the Auditorio Miraflores.
Founded in April 1826, the National Museum of Archaeology, Anthropology and History of Peru (MNAAHP) is Peru's oldest state museum. On display is a wide range of perfectly preserved pre-Hispanic ceramics, textiles, metals, organic materials and lithic's. Objects of historic-artistic value are exhibited. The documentary, photographic and bibliographic collections tell...
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