Depending on your taste and expectations, the Birdcage theatre may excite or disappoint you. Upon entering it, I certainly felt a little disappointed to see it run down and full of random, dusty, objects scattered around. However disappointment quickly turned into fascination when I realized that everything there is authentic and displayed in its naked reality, without pretenses or touristy dress-ups. Many items have never been touched since the days the theatre was open. This is the case of the piano, some other pieces of furniture, and even some personal items that were simply left behind by owners too eager to leave for more promising destinations. Walking around the there, you have the feeling that gamblers, actors and prostitutes have just left the day before, and you can almost hear the echoes of their voices resonating from those old walls. As others wrote, this is a time capsule. I found it very refreshing after visiting other places in town, that have a more cheesy, touristic feel.
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