Theatre Solis
Theatre Solis
4.5
11:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Monday
11:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Tuesday
11:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Wednesday
11:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Thursday
11:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Friday
11:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Saturday
3:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Sunday
3:00 PM - 7:00 PM
About
Opened in 1856, this once-prominent music theater hosted world-renowned conductors, composers and performers until 1930, and now features occasional cultural events.
Suggested duration
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  • WImom
    Fond du Lac, Wisconsin2,340 contributions
    Great tour!
    Would suggest to arrive early to book tours. There was a long line ahead of us but they were able to accommodate everyone. Tour times vary depending on the month so check their website which has accurate information. Cost is 90 Uruguayan pesos or about $3 USD, payable only in cash and pesos. Tours are in Spanish, Portuguese and English. Guide spoke English well. There were only four people on the English tour. Guided tour is one hour.
    Visited January 2020
    Written April 2, 2020
  • Duquesadiner
    Glasgow, United Kingdom1,406 contributions
    Outstanding architecture
    This was probably the highlight of our city tour. For the most part we saw buildings that were in a poor state of repair and areas that needed a lot of regeneration. The theatre stands out as it is so beautiful, not quite expected in its location. I understand there is a tour inside but we didn’t have the time to take it, such a pity.
    Visited March 2020
    Traveled with friends
    Written April 6, 2020
  • 418julior
    Montevideo, Uruguay24 contributions
    a must you cannot loose
    There are at least one big ballroom at this old theatre which has been entirely remodeled 8 years ago. There is also a very good snack bar close to another little theatre just inside the Solis Theatre. Is the "Zavala Muniz" little theatre where you can have modern theatre to enjoy.
    Visited February 2020
    Written February 23, 2020
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epalzona
Frederick, MD7 contributions
Aug 2023 • Friends
We saw a production of Mozart’s Don Giovanni at Teatro Solís. Because of a strike, opening night was cancelled and instead they offered their dress rehearsal on the opening night date free and open to the public. The performance was superb. The singers and orchestra were perfect. The costuming and sets, which were contemporary, modular and used projections, were interesting. I think I might have preferred more traditional settings and costumes, however, overall it was a great performance. The theater itself, built in 1856, is very much like the opera houses in Europe, beautiful and elegant. Entrance to the art exhibit in the basement gallery is free and open to the public.
Written August 19, 2023
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GoGo2SlowGo
Denton, TX1,537 contributions
Jan 2020
On any tour of the Old City, you'll be dropped off at Independence Plaza. This theater is quite nearby.
It opened in 1856 and the building and looks like it came from Rome or Athens. It was designed by an Italian architect Carlo Zucchi.
I originally thought it was just a museum but it has quite an active life for music, arts, acting, etc.
Written February 17, 2020
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Tupelo010835
Denton, TX2,016 contributions
Jan 2020
We were on a tour and asked to be dropped off early at the end of the tour. We landed near the Theatre Solis. I think it was the very first thing to grab our attention. Really kind of looked out of place. Made us think we were somewhere in Europe.
Written March 20, 2020
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KarenM1_10
Bloomfield Hills, Michigan924 contributions
Feb 2023
We tried to get a tour of the theatre when we were there, but they were not open, so we just viewed the outside. Based on Google Images, the interior looks very nice and worth touring. The outside is rather plain. This would be another site you can see easily get to from the cruise port.
Written May 26, 2023
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viajante60
Rio de Janeiro784 contributions
May 2011
As a brazilian from Rio de Janeiro, where we have a gorgeous opera house called THEATRO MUNICIPAL, I've to admit we can only visit it during an event, something that doesn't occur with TEATRO SOLIS. You can have about 1 hour tour showing almost the whole building and the history about the construction and the actual situation The tour is only 20 pesos (spanish) or 40 pesos (english and portugese). Of course is a must! It's located right downtown, close to Ciudad Vieja and 2 blocks from the very known Bar Fun Fun (typical bar with Uruguay music and singers)
Written July 6, 2011
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MonteCD
Philadelphia, PA35,184 contributions
When you visit Montevideo, you must go to the Teatro Solis, surely one of the most beautiful theaters in the world. It has recently been renovated--and the results are magnificent. Obviously, Uruguayans truly love the arts for a country to build such an impressive edifice devoted to drama, music, and dance. Young and old regularly attend plays, recitals, and concerts at the Solis. Every country should be so lucky.
Written July 5, 2008
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gerry3491
San Diego, CA91 contributions
Jun 2015 • Friends
We were lucky that our visit had an open evening and the theater was across the plaza from the Radisson Hotel.We were able to purchase 3rd balcony seats for about $10 US,
this was about 40 feet from stage front and 20 feet high. The performance was just great. If you are like me, the orchestra seats are OK but above the stage seating is great.
Written July 11, 2015
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gourmetforever101
california6 contributions
Montevideo does not in my opinion have many attractions. This however is a world class venue with a wonderful bar area
Written August 3, 2009
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maxipiria
Montevideo, Uruguay53 contributions
Jun 2015 • Friends
It's a must see when visiting Montevideo. Amazing architecture very well preserved. One of the most important pieces of art and history in Montevideo. It also has a small nice cafe. The staff is friendly and knowledgeable. Just be aware it closes at 4PM.
Written July 8, 2015
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Gus Tambasco
22 contributions
Me and my wife went to see the theater around 13:00. We were informed that on Tuesdays the your runs around 16:00.
15 min prior that we arrived there, after ask 3 different staffs finally they set up a meeting point. Around 16:05 my wife ask the counter girl about the tour, she said was cancelled just now.
Not worth it, actually the entire city isn't worth the visit.
Written September 3, 2014
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  • Sat - Sun 3:00 PM - 7:00 PM
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