Impressive Theaters Around the World

For those who are passionate about the arts and love the impressive architecture offered by theaters, it is worth checking out our gallery with the most beautiful theaters in the world.

Bolshoi Theater (Moscow, Russia): Headquarters of the Bolshoi Ballet Academy, the Bolshoi Theatre is a historic building founded in 1776. The theater was built to house opera and ballet performances. Today is considered Cultural Heritage by UNESCO and one of the leading companies of ballet and opera in the world.

Bolshoi Theater

Bolshoi Theater

La Fenice (Venice, Italy):  Considered the main opera house in Italy, La Fenice was inaugurated in 1792 and quickly achieved the status of a major venue for opera performances. Its interior is composed of five galleries with a total capacity of 1076 people.

La Fenice

La Fenice

Gran Theater del Liceu (Barcelona, Spain): Located on the famous avenue La Rambla in Barcelona, it was opened in 1847 and designed by architect Miguel Garriga I Roca. In 1861, the Lyceum was affected by a fire but with the efforts of the company, has been completely renovated.  It is considered the most beautiful theater in Spain.

Gran Theater del Liceu

Gran Theater del Liceu

Sydney Opera House (Sydney, Australia): Considered one of the most outstanding concert halls in the world, this theater, audacious and unique, became a symbol of Australia and has joined the UNESCO world heritage list. Located on the Bay of Sydney, the theater was inaugurated in 1973. The site has a thousand divisions, with five theaters, five rehearsal studios, two auditoriums, four restaurants, six bars and various souvenir shops.

Sydney Opera House

Sydney Opera House

 Opera Garnier (Paris, France):  One of the most important monuments of Paris, the Opera Garnier was built during the great reform of the French capital. The building has various styles, ranging from baroque to renaissance. Its facade is decorated with sculptures and the central staircase is famous for its marble, paintings and mosaics. The show room is golden and red and contrasts with the angelic ceiling paintings.

Opera Garnier

Opera Garnier

Alla Scala Theater (Milan, Italy):  Considered one of the world’s most famous opera houses, the Teatro Alla Scala in Milan, was built by order of Empress Maria Theresa of Austria. The site received a neoclassical architecture and it was inaugurated in 1778. The theater plan is in the U-shaped, consisting of an audience, four levels of boxes and two levels of galleries. The stage is huge and the glass chandelier contrasts with the gold and red decoration.

Alla Scala Theater

Alla Scala Theater

Palacio de Bellas Artes (Mexico City, Mexico): Considered one of the architectural landmarks of the city, the Palacio de Bellas Artes is the main artistic institution in Mexico City. Built in 1934, this palace in Art Nouvau style has huge domes and marble columns. Dedicated to art, the upper 3 floors of the building is used for exhibitions of famous Mexican painters. In the evening, you can watch a show at the Palace Theatre. The site offers opera performances, as well as classical and popular music.

Palacio de Bellas Artes

Palacio de Bellas Artes

Metropolitan Opera House (New York, USA): Located in Lincoln Square on Broadway, the Metropolitan Opera House, or as it is popularly called, MET was founded in 1883 by a group of wealthy businessmen who wanted to have their own theater. It offers about 27 different operas per year, in a season that runs from September to May. The MET is considered an emblematic icon of Lincoln Center.

Metropolitan Opera House

Metropolitan Opera House

Cólon Theater (Buenos Aires, Argentina):  Designed by Carlos Pellegrini and opened in 1908, the Buenos Aires Colon Theater is considered one of the best theaters in the world, because of its beautiful acoustics. The typical twentieth-century building is huge: the theater has seven floors and occupies an entire block in the heart of Buenos Aires. The main hall in a horseshoe shape meets the highest standards of the classical rules of the Italian and French theater and has a capacity of 2487 seats.

Cólon Theater

Cólon Theater

 Royal Opera House (London, England): This magnificent theater, located in Covent Garden is considered one of the most important theaters in the world. It is divided between the opera, the ballet and the orchestra. The current building is the third built on the site. The façade, foyer and auditorium were built in 1858, but the other floors of the complex were rebuilt in the twentieth century.

Royal Opera House

Royal Opera House