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Gran Teatro Nacional

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Address: Av. Javier Prado Este 2225 | Cuadra 24 S/N, Lima Lima 18, Peru
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This is the biggest theater in town, simple inside but with all you need to enjoy a nice big spectacle. Get the program online and see if you can fit a show on your visit to Lima... read more

Reviewed 1 February 2017
Deborah D
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Reviewed 1 February 2017

This is the biggest theater in town, simple inside but with all you need to enjoy a nice big spectacle. Get the program online and see if you can fit a show on your visit to Lima. There is international and national orchestras, dance companies, ballet, and a large etc.

Thank Deborah D
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53 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 October 2016

I watched the show "Retablo de Marineras" a fantastic show performed by the Elenco Nacional de Folclore from Peru, showcasing all Peruvian dances. This particular show was from the Marinera dance not only from Lima or Northern Peru, but also from Cuzco, Puno, Ancash, and the Jungle. It was great!

Thank Estela S
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 250 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 September 2016

If you struggle out Javier Prado (the traffic is horrendous) you can't miss on the left hand side before you reach San Borja, the relatively new and glorious National Theater. A stunning glass structure, the interior has almost perfect acoustics. And the prices are very reasonable. A recent production of the opera Turendot only cost about $50 and was wonderful.... More 

Thank Chinapjs
Charlottesville, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 9 May 2016

Went to see The Legendary Count Basie Orchestra and this was a wonderful experience. The theater is modern and beautiful but the acoustics were fantastic. I don't think you could have a bad seat anywhere in this facility. Agree with other reviewer that the food and beverages were a bit limited and not very enjoyable, but the music outshined this... More 

Thank m4bz
Lima, Peru
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119 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 April 2016

What a wonderful night. Beautiful performance by Chile National ballet. Hope soon there will be something good on the program again.

Thank MonoJ
Lima, Peru
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29 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 April 2015

I went to a classical music concert here, featuring Beethoven's 7th. The Gran Teatro Nacional is a very modern facility which lacks for nothing in a technical sense. The layout of the theater is excellent, with three higher levels and a floor level. It's hard to get a bad view, although the rear seats in the upper levels would force... More 

2 Thank AndrewinPeru
San Jose, Costa Rica
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 March 2015

When I was invited to theater in Lima I was expecting a really old and common theater, as in most of Latin American countries, but I was amazed when we arrived to this brand new and modern theater. The structure outside is really nice and modern, and the inside is even better. The seats, the section and the stage are... More 

1 Thank Jonathan F
Oakland, California
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Reviewed 7 March 2015

A very impressive new theater in Lima, Peru not hard to get to it by either private or public transportation, it has a very modern architectural design and it equipped with the latest technological advances. Suited for all kinds of shows. Acoustics are just great. Given all this, I was surprised by the fact the ladies' restrooms did not have... More 

1 Thank Graciela A
Lima, Peru
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53 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 October 2014

This is simply the newest and the best theater of Lima city. The sound is perfect and the stage very high tech.

1 Thank oso_mayor78
Middletown, Connecticut, United States
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119 reviews
80 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 18 July 2013

I saw "Guillaume Tell" with Juan Diego Flórez. The venue is beautiful, but the seats have to be carefully chosen. Please do not sit in the first row in floors above orchestra level. They have an ornamental bar that blocks your view. The side seats are obstructed views as well, you strain your body looking over the edge to see... More 

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