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Teatro Nacional

Avda. Catedral B, 2nd., Panama City, Panama
507 262 3525
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As featured in Panama City on a budget
Ranked #9 of 59 Attractions in Panama City
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Theaters
Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: This gorgeous and majestic National Theater was built in the early 20th century, and still retains its elegant charm. Today, its stage hosts classical... more » Owner description: This gorgeous and majestic National Theater was built in the early 20th century, and still retains its elegant charm. Today, its stage hosts classical music, theater and dance performances—and they’re incredibly affordable. If you can’t make one of the performances, at least make time to check out the beautifully restored and preserved space.  « less
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Tulsa, Oklahoma
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35 reviews 35 reviews
26 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

I had the oportunity to see the Ballet Folclorico de Panama. The show was unique; original, musical and colorful.

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Pompano Beach, Florida
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38 reviews 38 reviews
7 attraction reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

I always enjoy visiting the Teatro Nacional both in tours by day and performances at night. The theatre is an historic ornate building first opened in 1908 in the historic Casco Viejo district. It is definitely worth taking a look inside during a tour. It is still being used as a venue for local performances so it is worth attending... More

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Panama City, Panama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

It's not always open but when in Casco it is sure worth it to go inside. If you are staying a while you may want to see a show here just to be in this recently restored theater. Thank Heavens they saved it! Some of hte best things to see in Panama are not well advertised as people (unlike the... More

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Bluffton, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2014

As mentioned by other reviews, the old Town is in the process of being restored to it's former glory, thankfully. The best way to experience the national theater, is by attending a performance of the National Symphony Orchestra, if you are lucky to be visiting when they are in town. I could not find an internet link for their schedule,... More

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

The theatre stands within the Casco Viejo or Old Colonial City area, which is itself a must-walk-around and juxtaposes rooflessly ruined homes with those gorgeously restored. The theatre itself - not great in size, not grand in presence.

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NC
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014

From the outside it is not much to look at. Go inside. Walk around. Take your time to look at the seats, the walls, the ceiling.

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Guatemala City, Guatemala
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34 reviews 34 reviews
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2014

Superb building from 1907, feel like going back in the time. Seats, painting and all in a perfect condition. Really have to visit it if you pass by thee "casco viajo"

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Jacksonville, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2014

I just saw the theatre from the exterior but renovation of the area is proceeding magnificiently. Bravo Panama City. Keep it going.

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sju
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2013

This theater is small and verygood we went there for a musical Play performance and it was worth the visit

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Scarborough, Tobago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2013

the architecture of this building is pretty. too bad it was closed. but i stayed a while just shooting pics of it. San fransico church is right next door. also a wonderful place to take pics.

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