The oldest cultural center in the country
The Municipal de Santiago is the oldest cultural center in the country and a fundamental stage for works from all over the world. Its opera, ballet, symphonic and chamber and theater concerts stand out. Belonging to the Illustrious Municipality of Santiago and a National Monument since 1974, the Theater building was designed by the architect Francisco Brunet des Baines, inspired by the French neoclassical style. It was inaugurated on September 17, 1857 with the opera Ernani, by Giuseppe Verdi, with a staging by an Italian company.
From its beginnings, the theater carried out a highly relevant activity for the development and dissemination of culture. The Municipal de Santiago is administered by the Cultural Corporation of Santiago and houses fundamental institutions for national artistic development, such as the Santiago Philharmonic Orchestra, the Santiago Ballet and the Santiago Municipal Choir, in addition to a complete technical body that integrates performing workshops - construction, costumes, sculpture, among others. The Municipal de Santiago is a true art factory.
The Municipal Theater of Santiago is located just 1 minute from Almacruz Hotel Centro de Convenciones.