Teatro Municipal (Lima)

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The Teatro Municipal de Lima is a theatre and concert hall in Lima, Peru. It is home to the National Symphony Orchestra of Peru. The building was inaugurated in 1920 under the name of "Teatro Forero". It was later bought by the "Municipalidad Metropolitana de Lima" in 1929 and renamed "Teatro Municipal". It was partially destroyed by a voracious fire in 1998. Since the fire, the building was sporadically open for special performances; however, it remained unrestored for 12 years.

The theater was eventually reconstructed following its original structural design, and it was expanded to include additional parking, anti-seismic technology and updated fireproofing. It was re-inaugurated on October 11, 2010.