The oldest cultural center in the country
The Municipal de Santiago is the oldest cultural center in the country and a fundamental setting for works from around the world. They emphasize their functions of opera, ballet, symphonic concerts and chamber and theater. Belonging to the Illustrious Municipality of Santiago and 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 montage by an Italian company.
From its beginnings, the theater developed an extremely relevant activity for the development and dissemination of culture. The Municipal de Santiago is managed by the Cultural Corporation of Santiago and houses institutions that are fundamental for national artistic development, such as the Philharmonic Orchestra of Santiago, the Ballet de Santiago and the Choir of the Municipal de Santiago, as well as a complete technical staff that integrates the 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 Convention Center.