Teatro Colon

Teatro Colon, Buenos Aires: Hours, Address, Teatro Colon Reviews: 5/5

10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Thursday
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Friday
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The Teatro Colon, in the City of Buenos Aires, is considered one of the best theaters in the world. Acknowledged for its acoustics and the artistic value of its construction, it turned 100 years in 2008.
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Neighbourhood: San Nicolás
Immersed in the sound of honking horns and the footsteps of busy office workers, the Microcentro area of San Nicolás is where visitors will encounter the true hustle and bustle of Buenos Aires, walking down streets lined with office buildings and banks. The financial district is well-known for its vibrant atmosphere and unstoppable rhythm during office hours. After dark, the hubbub and migrates to Corrientes Ave., where theatre lovers might start their evening at a play and end it in one of the many traditional pizzerias nearby. During the day, Corrientes is known for its many bookshops and classic cafés, which are located just minutes away from some famous landmarks, like the Obelisco, Avenida 9 de Julio, and the Teatro Colon.
How to get there
  • Tribunales • 2 min walk
  • Carlos Pellegrini • 5 min walk
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Précillia
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It was my first time to the opera. The sound and the sets are breathtaking. I had goosebumps listening to the music. Honestly, everyone should go there at least once in their life.
Written 17 July 2022
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desertrat036
Phoenix, AZ9 contributions
This is on par with L'Opera in Paris or any other major concert hall. The tour was a bit expensive, but the beauty was incredible. They have tours in English or Spanish (check times on the website). Because it spoke to me with so much history, I walked up to the box office and purchased tickets to the symphony that evening!! We reserved a box seat in the balcony and I felt I was in 1860 watching history. Words can't convey what you will experience.
Written 12 June 2022
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Jackson
Santiago, Chile54 contributions
Gorgeous theater. The best way to appreciate the theater is definitely to see a show here. This way you can enjoy the gorgeous theater.
Written 23 May 2022
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Dana S
Orlando, FL477 contributions
The theater itself is 5 stars, but this rating is directed towards the guided tour. I understand that they just started doing daily guided tours again since Covid, but the value for money is super lacking. For $33 USD I expected more than just walking up the stairway, down the hall and then to sit in the main floor seats. A visit behind the scenes to the prop shop, on stage itself, or to the highest balcony would have been ultra cool and worth the high price. Also, if you have been to Paris Opera house, this is on par but not as extravagant. It's 'wow', but not 'Paris WOW'!
Written 22 May 2022
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CCC
Dunedin, FL256 contributions
Beautiful theatre with amazing acoustics. We saw Giselle there and you could hear the footfalls of every dancer.
Written 25 April 2022
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MrsPiket
Rotterdam, The Netherlands2,108 contributions
Couples
The Teatro Colón (1908) is located in the Theatre Centre near the Obelisk. The Colón is acoustically amongst the five best concert venues in the world. The building is a Fin de Siècle gem.

The auditorium is horseshoe-shaped with 2,487 seats. The original auditorium has eight boxes with metal grilles and a separate entrance, so that woman in mourning could still attend performances, but remain dignifiedly sequestered from public view. These days the boxes are no longer in use.

We went to see La Bohème by Puccini. Set in Paris in the 18-thirties it shows the story of bohemians who live in poverty, yet enjoy life and suffer for love. The poet Rodolfo, the painter Marcello, the musician Schaunard and the philosopher Colline confront the whims of the modest seamstress Mimi and the scandalous singer Musetta, and finally the death of Mimi. It has become part of the standard Italian opera repertory and is one of the most frequently performed operas worldwide.

The 2022 season at Teatro Colón opened with a revival of La Bohème. This version of La Bohème was designed in the traditional way, well balanced, we did not did not experience any surprises. We saw decorations and costumes in time adequate patterns. Tenor Saimir Pirgu as Rodolfo we enjoyed best of the cast together with the bass Fernando Radó as Colline. The chorus and orchestra played their part well. All together this version of La Bohème was nice but not an emotion touching experience.

Attending a concert or opera of Teatro Colón is well worth it. Highly recommended.
Written 4 April 2022
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Nikki Y
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I rated my experience as average as I did not have the most amazing experience as a customer. I have to mention this: the ticket counter staff were rude, they don't speak English and you can expect them to laugh at you if you attempt to speak in Spanish! For a world-class theatre like this, I expect they have staff who have more empathy with their customers.

To come back to the show itself, I saw 'La Boheme' and it was great. My seat was on the 2nd floor in a box, and the box fits 6 people. Note that the seats come on a first come first serve basis, so arrive early if you want to get the front seat! If you get the seats in the second row your view is pretty much covered by the guests in front of you.
Written 28 March 2022
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Peter S
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Friends
Absolutely majestic. Both from the outside and the inside the Teatro colon looks incredible. We took the walking tour and we loved it!
Written 29 January 2022
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pilot1953
Basel208 contributions
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Wanted to have a glimpse of the inside of Teatro Colon... many staff around, but unable/unwilling to open the doors for a glimpse... because of Covid19
Written 22 January 2022
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Julie Todd
Novato, CA4 contributions
We saw the Missa Criolla with Abel Pintos on Dec 22, 2021. It was a wonderful, beautiful evening of music. We were very lucky to have chosen this performance because it was the 50th anniversary Tour of the Missa Criolla. The theatre is maintained beautifully, the sounds just resonate. I highly recommend attending a performance at the Teatro if you can, instead of just taking a tour.
Written 5 January 2022
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