The Metropolitan Theater of Medellin is the premier venue in Medellin for plays, concerts, symphonies, ballet, comedy, poetry and other artistic expressions of entertainment. Inaugurated on February 19, 1987, the packed house enjoyed a special performance by the Antioquia Symphony Orchestra, Philharmonic Orchestra of Bogotá and the Polyphonic Studio which was led by Maestro Sergio Acevedo and soloist Harold Martina. With this performance, the Metropolitan Theater of Medellin marked the beginning of a new generation of cultural and artistic development in the city, opening an important and significant forum for the projection of Colombian artists and the presentation of international figures.
The Metropolitan Theater of Medellin is the property of its citizens and has helped to enrich the cultural element as one of its major strengths. It represents a collective cultural expression of city and as such has been aggressively promoting entertainment and talented artists which has made the city more attractive. The Metropolitan Theater of Medellin is a symbol of pride and receives great appreciation and enjoyment from its citizens, visitors and travelers from around the world. The construction of this large modern structure was built on an area that encompasses 19 000 m ². Its strategic location is conveniently located close to the main sectors of the city in close proximity to La Alpujarra Administrative Center. It is flanked by Empresas Publicas Medellin (EPM), Parque de los Pies Descalzos as well as the exhibition and international convention center, Plaza Mayor.
From 1987 to date, the Metropolitan Theater of Medellin has presented over 3,700 performances in all performing art forms including leading international artists such as: Marcel Marceau, the Black Theatre of Prague, the Peking Opera Company, the National Ballet of Cuba, Alicia Alonso, Ballet of Murcia with Merche Esmeralda, Veriovka Ballet, Ballet Folklorico de Mexico, Ballet of Kiev, the Puppet Theatre of Yangzou, Limón Dance Company, Moscow Chamber Orchestra, Youth Orchestra of Boston, Frank Fernandez, St. Martin in the Fields, Leila Josefowicz, Irakere, Gonzalo Rubalcaba, Richie Ray, Glenn Miller Orchestra, The Chick Corea New Trio, Michael Camilo, Ron Carter Quartet, Cubop City Big Band, Joan Manuel Serrat, Miguel Bosé, Fito Paez, Alberto Cortez, Enrique Búmburi, Ana Belén and Victor Manuel, Pedro Guerra, Susana Rinaldi, Luis Eduardo Aute, Albero Cortez, Armando Manzanero and Tania Liberty among others. The Metropolitan Theatre of Medellin has the capacity to seat as many as 1634 spectators.
Video of Concha Buika Performing at the Metropolitan Theater of Medellin
Location of the Metropolitan Theater in Medellin:
CARERRA 40 #51-24 (574) 239-7500
METRO STATION: SAN ANTONIO