Teatro Municipal de Santiago

Teatro Municipal de Santiago

Teatro Municipal de Santiago
4.5

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The area

Address
Neighborhood: Centro Histórico
How to get there
  • Santa Lucía • 4 min walk
  • Universidad de Chile Ahumada • 6 min walk
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4.5
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Steven T
Seattle, WA2,359 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2019 • Solo
I went to Teatro Municipal for two events during my stay in Santiago. I went to an opera (Rodelinda) and a classical piano recital (Lilya Zilberstein). Both were exceptional performances. I walked up about 30 minutes before each show and bought a balcony ticket. There was no dress code, even for the opera. Many people were wearing jeans. The theatre is a beautiful venue with outstanding sound quality. Seats are a bit cramped in the balcony but each show did have a 20 minute intermission.
Written September 3, 2019
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Janet H
Kansas City, MO50 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2016
Municipal Theater Tours Santiago
I had a most wonderful tour of the Theater by Thomas. He speaks Spanish, Portugese and English. I think the tour guides are vastly underutilized because the information on the public tours is hard to find. So here it is (I have also attached a picture of the July 2016 poster which was OUTSIDE the ticket office. Tours are Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 11, 1 and 4:30. Buy tickets (about $5000 cp) from the ticket office where you would buy theater tickets. And meet there at the appointed time. You may be able to buy tickets on line, but I was unable to figure out the website. If the group is small, they will give the tour in your language. On the day I went the first tour (two people) was in Portugese, and my 1 person tour was in English - a generous benefit I had not expected.
It was a great tour. It starts at the main entry, which you will not get to see unless you buy the most expensive theater tickets. We had seen two shows, from the balcony, and went up the stairs at the third entrance.
The tour included the beautiful lobby, the main theater, the President's box and the balcony - so it was an extensive tour, about an hour.
Written August 8, 2016
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Sarah R
Haymarket, VA79 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2016 • Couples
Just finished with a English only tour of the theater with Anna. Her English is perfect and we learned quit a bit about the theater and its history. Lovely theater, small compared to Paris or Buenos Aires, but very well maintained. Tour cost about $35 for the two of us. It would have been much less expensive per person for a larger group. We visited areas of the theater not normally included in theater tours. Enjoyed this 50 minute tour.
Written February 19, 2016
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Argentinaexpert23
Bethesda, MD95 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2013 • Couples
tried several times but it will not accept my passport number and there is no phone number listed. It looks like another person had the same problem.
Written July 27, 2013
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FitzCameron
Melbourne, Australia2 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2013 • Couples
I am travelling to Santiago at the end of the year and have tried repeatedly to buy tickets online for one of the shows at the Teatro - I set up an account, and can choose seats, etc, but it refuses to take any of my credit cards. I can't contact them via email as the enquiry form requires an RUT number (some government ID number) and calling them brings nothing.... any clues?

Alan
Written May 1, 2013
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Diego R
Santiago, Chile8 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2013 • Family
This is one of the most beautifull buildings from downtown Santiago. The paintings on the roof and the architecture were astonishing. If you go to Santiago, this is a must.
Written May 11, 2013
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Helen M
Manchester, England, United Kingdom5 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2017 • Friends
Went to see The Magic Flute on Saturday and the performance was great. However the way in which the Head Manager treated us there was appalling and very upsetting. I bought the tickets in May for my friends 65th birthday so we had been looking forward to our visit to this magnificent Teatro for 4 months. Unfortunately we went outside in the intermission and didn’t realise immediately that everyone had gone back in. We were 2/3 minutes late. We hurried back in only to find that we were not allowed to return to our seats. And not just till an appropriate pause in the performance not at all. We were not allowed to see the rest of the ballet and there was an army of staff surrounding all entrances.
We were shocked and very upset naturally. The intermission was only 10 minutes because it was a matinee; the tickets have a message on them saying that being late for the performance start will result in no entry. The announcement in the theatre had said only 10 minutes. However our Spanish is very basic and we missed/didn’t understand and so this is our own fault and not the staff's.
However this doesn’t excuse the Head Manager's attitude and behavior towards us. His name is Señor Guillertio Trouillo and he was cold and completely dismissive of our plight. He showed his inpatients towards us and just kept repeating that those were the rules. There were 4 other people in the same predicament as us and Señor Guillertio Trouillo said that out of a hundred other others we 6 had failed to return on time! It was as if we had failed in some set task rather than an afternoon out at the theatre.
I pointed out that because there were so few of us it wouldn't be a major disruption for us all to go back into the theatre, we were all in different parts and it could have been handled discreetly. I told him that during the first performance a man near our seats had gone to the toilet and returned so what was the difference? The reply was those are the rules!
So it was the harshest of punishments delivered by an individual who has no concern or empathy for his patrons. I suggest Señor Guillertio Trouillo is given some customer service/people training or he gets a job where he doesn’t have to deal with people and their tendency to be human.
Written September 4, 2017
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Mark I
Geelong48 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2013 • Solo
Currently closed when I visited Santiago in mid-December.
Orchestral Concerts were transferred to the Caupolican Theatre (indoor stadium with surprisingly good acoustics). Philharmonic Orchestra of Santiago is excellent.
Written December 12, 2013
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Jody H
Medellin, Colombia165 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2012 • Solo
Think grandiose European. The Teatro Municipal truly is a magnificent building. The acoustics are superb so if you get a chance to take in a performance, by all means do.
Written November 4, 2012
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Dhuleep sanjay
London, UK350 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2019 • Friends
Saw a new ballet. Large beautiful old building. Tickets less than half of what you pay in London. We got front row for £40 great value

Written September 11, 2019
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