Theater in Mexico City

Theater in Mexico City

July 19, 2019 0 By Aparna Pathak

As theater and the arts continue to grow internationally, one place continues to stand out as a hub for an exquisite experience: Mexico City.

The highly populated, historic city features a variety of theaters that hold plays, musicals, operas, ballet and other events. The capital of Mexico gets a great selection of high profile selection of these, which is one of the reasons it’s such a popular place to watch shows.

This may be news to some, which is why this piece will encapsulate all you need to know if you’re looking to experience a show or two in Mexico City.

The Metropolitan theater (above) is one of the most iconic venues in all of Mexico, and those coming from the USA might recognize the look. It is heavily inspired by Radio City Music Hall and Rockefeller Center in New York. The Metropolitan mostly does music-inspired events like concerts, and their full list of events (along with means to buy) can be found by clicking here.  

The Metropolitan is one of the most distinguished spots, but one that is more quaint is the Foro Shakespeare. The theater lives up to their namesake, and runs a variety of productions, both big and small. It actually is 5 small theaters made into one big one, allowing for multiple shows to run at one time, so you’ll likely have options if only going there for one night. Their list of currently running productions can be found here.

One of the oldest stages in Mexico City is the Simón Bolívar Amphitheater. This teater is over 100 years old and still hosts a good mix of concerts, plays and orchestra performances. Because of it’s age and relatively small size, it is not as popular as some other spots in MC, but still is worth checking out if you are a theater history buff.

There are many other places like the world-famous Bella Artes, the huge Esperanza Iris City Theater and the Lucido Theater that also call for exploration.

With so many options, anyone looking to enjoy the arts in Mexico City will be have to make some decisions on what to see.

With an elegant mix of modern, historic, big, small and independent, theatres, there is sure to be a fitting choice for anyone’s style.

Written by Dallin Duffy

Edited by Aparna Pathak

Featured Image credit: Instagram- @pkslist