Teatro de los Insurgentes, Mexico City

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Teatro de los Insurgentes (English: Theater of the Insurgents) is a theater located on Mexico City's Avenida de los Insurgentes.

It was built by José María Dávila in 1953 as part of President Miguel Alemán's program of urban renewal. Dávila commissioned muralist Diego Rivera to paint La historia del teatro, a visual history of the theatre in Mexico on the building's façade. The Marxist artist placed the character of Cantinflas in the center of the mural in the form of a Robin Hood figure, distributing the wealth of the rich to the poor.

The theater's inaugural performance was Cantinflas' elaborate return to the stage after considerable success in films. The work, Yo, Colón, placed Cantinflas in the role of the Paseo de la Reforma statue of Christopher Columbus, who came to life and made candid "discoveries" about contemporary Mexican society.

It hosted the weightlifting competitions for the 1968 Summer Olympics.

American Latin rock band Santana played here on September 24, 1973 as a part of their Caravanserai Tour.
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  • On your pilgrimage to Rivera, this theatre is an urban canvas for one of his detailed artworks. Its enormous at 150-square meters depicting a rich visual history of Mexican theater.  more »
  • Great theater. Front row seats were too uncomfortable but we asked to be moved back and ended up in row F. Perfect. Great show. We are fans of both Daniela Romo and Jesus Ochoa and we were not...  more »
  • This is not your typical big theater, it is rather small but has good acoustics, the plays that they put on stage are good and the tickets are very inexpensive, you do have to speak Spanish fully so.....  more »
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  • It's an amazing place!!!! You can enjoy a great play. Streets near are beautiful, so you will find good places of food and drink! 😊👌🙌😘🤗
  • Very disappointing. It's ok for the fun but don't expect anything. It's cheap so it's ok.
  • This is the best theater in town. They always show the best plays.
  • Too old, bad performances, no good drinks... awful.
  • Excellent theater. Last time I visited this landmark was 30 years ago. They've done a nice job preserving it. I saw Daniela Romo in Hello Dolly and the production is very good. A full Broadway show properly presented. The Teatro Insurgentes proved to be a great venue for such standards. Congratulations to all involved in the maintenance and operation of this Grand theatre. Carlos Cli February 14, 2019

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