National Theatre of Panama

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Teatro Nacional de Panamá
National Theatre
Teatro Nacional Panamá.jpg
Teatro Nacional de Panamá
Address Calle 3 Catedral y Ave B, Casco Antiguo
Panamá
Panama
Capacity 873
Construction
Opened October 1, 1908
Rebuilt 1970s and early 2000s[1]
Architect Genaro Ruggieri

National Theatre of Panama is located in the old city of Panama, next to the church of San Francisco and the Plaza Bolivar. Its construction was ordered by Act 52 of 1904.[2]

The National Theatre is part of a cross-shaped building. Ceiling frescos were done by famed Panamanian Robert Lewis.[1] The other part is occupied by National Palace. The theater was designed by Italian architect Genaro Ruggieri, with a style of Italian operetta theater, and opened on October 1, 1908.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "National Theatre". http://cascoviejo.com/national-theatre-teatro-nacional/. Retrieved 12 January 2014.
  2. ^ "Ley No. 52 de 1904" (PDF). Gaceta Oficial. Retrieved 2012-08-17.