Gran Teatro de La Habana
It is the headquarters of the National Ballet of Cuba. His international standing has been endorsed by the variety of proposals for ballet, opera and dance, and the quality of the representations with first-class ensembles. Price according to the presentation.
In 1834 Governor General Miguel Tacon y Rosique commissioned the construction of a theater that would have a greater capacity than the existing one, the Main Theater next to the Alameda de Paula. Responsible for the construction of the new theater called Teatro Tacon was Francisco Marty Torrens.
In 1906 the Charitable Society of Natural Galicia bought the primal theater, which would be demolished, and the whole apple which was located, for 525,000 pesos. Between 1907 and 1915 the current building was constructed at a cost of 1,800,000 pesos, to house the headquarters of the Galician Center of Havana. The architect was chosen in a contest the Belgian Paul Belau; construction firm Purdy and Henderson.
The new complex included not only the theater but also two ballrooms, a casino, game rooms, offices, savings, treasury, restaurants, and cafes. The style is described as Spanish or French Renaissance, Baroque elements too.
The Gran Teatro de La Habana welcomes the famous functions of the National Ballet of Cuba, under the direction of the prima ballerina Alicia Alonso. In addition, it hosts the International Ballet Festival of Havana, which is an event in the world of dance, where dancers of the Royal Ballet of London, La Scala in Milan, the New York City Ballet and the Ballet presents Colon Theater in Argentina, among other major companies of the genre.
It underwent major repairs since 2013 reopen 1st. January 2016. The reconstructive work covered the entire property and were restored facades, lobbies, boxes, cover and tabloncillo. The theater also has new furniture, curtains, air conditioning system, sound, stage mechanics, rehearsal rooms for dancers and orchestra, a recording studio and more than 20 dressing rooms and bathrooms, many places that previously existed in the building and that had nothing to do with the culture system were removed. The rescue was complete but respecting the original idea, and technological resources employed have combined with criteria that identifies heritage
It is located across from Central Park in the Paseo del Prado and San Jose. Havana Vieja. Phone: 861 3077.