Palacio de Bellas Artes

Mexico City, Mexico

Theatre Projects worked directly with the Instituto Nacional de Bellas Artes during the renovation of the historic Palacio de Bellas Artes. The 1,300-seat main hall hadn’t seen any significant upgrades since it opened in 1934. As one of the most important cultural centers in Mexico City, this renovation overhauled the theatrical equipment, acoustics, and audience sightlines to current standards. The renovated hall can easily accommodate modern touring productions and demanding technical requirements.

Palacio de Bellas Artes
Credit: Lorena Alcaraz Minor
Owner

Instituto Nacional de Bellas Artes

Architect

Gantous Arquitectos | Federico Mariscal (1934 architect)

Acoustician

Akustiks

Users

Orquesta Sinfónica de México (Symphonic Orchestra of Mexico), Compañía Nacional de Danza (National Dance Company), Ópera de Bellas Artes (Opera of Bellas Artes), Orquesta de Cámara de Bellas Artes (Chamber Orchestra of Bellas Artes)

Seat count

1300

Construction type

Renovation

Theatre type

Multipurpose theatre

Services

Concept design, and theatre equipment design and specification

Completion

2010

Venue website

palacio.bellasartes.gob.mx