The cafe in the theatre is still as it was when it was built, with ornate cornicing and frescoed ceilings and is a lovely place to sit and have a coffee....lots of different choices available, as well as delicious hot chocolate, yummy cakes and charming service.
I also paid quite a hefty $8 to look inside the theatre. The ticket guys weren´t particularly friendly, and didn´t tell me that I could have taken a free tour on the hour inlcuded in the ticket price, but never mind, as the theatre is totally splendid. I think that it is designed in a French style.......no signage or information to be found anywhere, sadly......very ornate, with lovely tiled floors, wide sweeping staircases, ceilings painted with a number of different frescoes, a very grand ballroom and the theatre itself is totally awesome, with lovely wooden seating and the balconey seating all comprised of private boxes, including a Presidential one that is very grand. It would be a wonderful theatre to see a performance in. Despite the lack of information, I thought it well worth the entrance fee.Note that you cannot use any flash photography inside.
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