Theatres

The term theatre may refer to a building with a stage and audience seating for performances - and we’re using it in this sense: We feature concert halls and opera houses around he world and we'd like to include your picture, attributing you as author - please tell us here which theatre you photographed.

The term theatre generally refers to performances of plays and musicals, and also has connections to ballet and opera.

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  Argentina

The Teatro Colón (Spanish: Columbus Theatre) is the main opera house in Buenos Aires, Argentina. It is ranked the third best opera house in the world by National Geographic, and is acoustically considered to be amongst the five best concert venues in the world. The other venues are Berlin's Konzerthaus, Vienna's Musikverein, the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, and Boston's Symphony Hall.


Photo: "Frente del Teatro Colón" by Gobierno de la Ciudad Autónoma de Buenos Aires. Licensed under CC BY 2.5 ar via Wikimedia Commons

The Avenida Theatre was inaugurated on Buenos Aires' central Avenida de Mayo in 1908 with a production of Spanish dramatist Lope de Vega's Justice Without Revenge. The production was directed by María Guerrero, a Spanish Argentine theatre director who popularized classical drama in Argentina during the late 19th century and would establish the important Cervantes Theatre in 1921. The theatre became the chief venue for Spanish theatre in Buenos Aires after the conversion of the Cervantes into the National Comedy Theatre in 1933 and Federico García Lorca's play Bodas de Sangre was staged there that year.


Photo: "Teatro Avenida (Buenos Aires)" by Alicia Nijdam - originally posted to Flickr as Teatro Avenida. Licensed under CC BY 2.0 via Wikimedia Commons

The Teatro Nacional Cervantes in Buenos Aires is the national stage and comedy theatre of Argentina. Located on Córdoba Avenue and two blocks north of Buenos Aires' renowned opera house, the Colón Theatre, the Cervantes houses three performance halls. The María Guerrero Salon is the theatre's main hall. Its 456 m2 (4,900 ft2) stage features a 12 m (39 ft) rotating circular platform and can be extended by a further 2.7 m (9 ft). The Guerrero Salon can seat 860 spectators, including 512 in the galleries. A secondary hall, the Orestes Caviglia Salon, can seat 150 and is mostly reserved for chamber music concerts. The Luisa Vehíl Salon is a multipurpose room known for its extensive gold leaf decor.


Photo: "Teatro Cervantes 01" by Ken Walker, kgw@lunar.ca - Own work. Licensed under CC BY-SA 2.5 via Wikimedia Commons

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The Teatro del Libertador General San Martín (or more commonly, Teatro del Libertador or Teatro Libertador) is the premier stage theatre, opera house and concert hall in Córdoba, Argentina. Noting the absence of a concert hall in his native Córdoba, Provincial Justice Minister Ramón J. Cárcano proposed the establishment of one to Governor Ambrosio Olmos in 1887. Securing the project's approval and funding from the Córdoba Legislature, Cárcano commissioned a fellow Italian Argentine, architect Francesco Tamburini, for the project's design. Creating an eclectic Italianate theatre, Tamburini's design was juxtaposed with Arturo Nembrini Gonzaga's interior verdigris accents, façade reliefs and quadriga, all nods to the Beaux Arts architecture so in demand in Argentina at the time. The entirety of the theatre's materials, fabrics and machinery was imported for the purpose from Europe.


Photo: "Teatro Libertador, Córdoba (interior)" by Alicia Nijdam - originally posted to Flickr as Teatro Libertador. Licensed under CC BY 2.0 via Wikimedia Commons

The Teatro Argentino de La Plata is the second most important lyric opera house in Argentina, after the Teatro Colón in Buenos Aires. The theatre is located in a central block of the city of La Plata, the capital of Buenos Aires Province. The venue occupies the block bounded by the 9 and 10 streets and 51 & 53 avenues; it belongs to the Monumental Axis of public buildings in La Plata.


Photo: "Teatro Argentino de La Plata" by Juan Pedro Diez - Flickr: Teatro Argentino. Licensed under CC BY 2.0 via Wikimedia Commons

The Teatro Municipal Coliseo Podestá is located on the streets 46 and 47, avenue 10 (#733), City of La Plata, capital of the Buenos Aires Province, en Argentina. theater foyer. Teatro Italian horseshoe by Uruguayan Carlos Zehndorf was originally called Teatro Politeama Olimpo opened on 19 November of 1886 with the opera of Gioachino Rossini, The Barber of Seville by tenor Roberto Stagno and Gemma Bellincioni. The following year was bought by Juan José Podestá, who makes it into the headquarters of his representations rioplatense pioneer theater company.


Photo: "Teatro Municipal Coliseo Podestá" by Tarantolag - Own work. Licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0 via Wikimedia Commons

The Teatro Independencia ("Independence Theatre") is the premier performing arts venue in Mendoza, Argentina. The theatre resulted from a provincial project for the creation of a hub for tourism along Independence Square, downtown. The initiative, enacted by the reformist Governor Carlos Washington Lencinas in 1922, led to the opening of the Plaza Hotel, in 1924, and subsequently to a contract for the construction of the first opera house in Mendoza Province. The contract was awarded to Faustino and Mauricio da Rosa, who at the time managed the renowned Teatro Colón of Buenos Aires by concession.


Photo: "Teatro Independencia Mendoza" by Mike D - originally posted to Flickr as 20081207_Mendoza_011-7. Licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0 via Wikimedia Commons

Teatro El Círculo is a theater in Rosario, Argentina. It is located near the historical center of the city, at the intersection of Laprida and Mendoza Streets. Planned as a lyric theater, it was developed as Teatro La Ópera by Emilio O. Schiffner, who purchased the society of the same name in 1889. Schiffner contracted German engineer George Goldammer, an acoustician who modified the original design, and the construction firm of Bianchi, Vila y Compañía. Following delays caused by the Panic of 1890, as well as the earlier society's debts, the theatre was started in 1903. Italian artists, directed by Luggi Levoni, decorated both the interiors and exteriors; among their notable creations was the stage curtain designed by Giuseppe Carmignani with images from Greek mythology similar to those found in the Teatro Regio di Parma. Teatro La Ópera was inaugurated on June 4, 1904, with the performance of Giuseppe Verdi's Otello.


Photo: "Teatro El Círculo interior" by Mrexcel - Own work. Licensed under GFDL via Wikimedia Commons

The Teatro General San Martín (General San Martín Theater) is an important public theater in Buenos Aires, located on Corrientes Avenue and adjacent to the cultural center of the same name. It is one of the major theaters in Argentina and offers venues for the representation of stage works and film, as well as art exhibitions. Projects for the construction of this theater date to 1908, when Socialist Congressman Alfredo Palacios introduced a bill to that effect. A similar resolution passed the Deliberative Council of the City of Buenos Aires, which authorized the creation of the Buenos Aires People's Theater, and the bill was signed by Mayor Joaquin de Anchorena.


Photo: "Teatro Genera San Martin" by En.planicie - Own work. Licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0 via Wikimedia Commons

The May 1 Municipal Theater is the premier stage theater and concert hall in Santa Fe, Argentina. The theatre arose from an initiative by Mayor Sixto Sandaza, who sought to remedy the growing city's lack of a formal concert hall or architecturally significant theater. The city is the capital of Santa Fe Province, was home to 35,000 inhabitants by the 1895 Census, and had doubled in population in merely a decade. The municipality commissioned French Argentine architect Augusto Plou to design the new institution, whose construction began in 1903.


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  Armenia

Armenian National Academic Theatre of Opera and Ballet after Alexander Spendiaryan (Armenian: Ալեքսանդր Սպենդիարյանի անվան օպերայի և բալետի ազգային ակադեմիական թատրոն (Aleksandr Spendiaryani anvan ōperayi yev baleti azgayin akademiakan t'atron)) in Yerevan was officially opened on 20 January 1933, with Alexander Spendiaryan's Almast opera performance. The opera building was designed by the Armenian architect Alexander Tamanian. It consists of two concert halls: the Aram Khatchaturian concert hall with 1,400 seats and the Alexander Spendiaryan Opera and Ballet National Theatre with 1,200 seats


Photo: "Opera at night" by Stamboltsyan - Armenian Wikipedia. Licensed under Public Domain via Wikimedia Commons

Komitas Chamber Music House (Armenian: Կոմիտասի անվան կամերային երաժշտության տուն (Komitasi anvan kamerayin yerazhshtut'yan tun)) is a concert hall in Yerevan, Armenia, located on Isahakyan street at the Circular Park of Kentron district. It was designed by architect Stepan Kyurkchyan and constrcuted by engineer Eduard Khzmalyan.


Photo: "Հանդիսատեսային շենք. Կոմիտասի անվան Կամերային Երաժշտության տունը (3)" by Armineaghayan - Own work. Licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0 via Wikimedia Commons

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  Albania

The National Theatre of Opera and Ballet of Albania (Albanian: Teatri Kombetar i Operas dhe i Baletit) or TKOB is a theatre in Tirana, Albania. The National Opera and Ballet Theatre was founded on November 29, 1953. It first operated within the building of the Academy of Music and Arts of Albania and subsequently transferred into the Palace of Culture of Tirana building at the center of the city of Tirana.


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  Australia

The Brisbane City Hall was built between 1920 and 1930, the heritage-listed City Hall is seen as the heart of Brisbane and has been the backdrop to many cultural, social and civic events. Having undergone a $215 million restoration, City Hall is the perfect place to explore Brisbane's history with daily guided tours showcasing the Main Auditorium, Father Henry Willis Organ and the iconic clock tower. The Museum of Brisbane, another feature of City Hall, showcases artworks from the City of Brisbane collection as well as contemporary exhibitions by some of the city's leading artists.

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The Adelaide Festival Centre, Australia's first multi-purpose arts centre, was built in 1973 and opened three months before the Sydney Opera House. The Festival Centre is located approximately 50 metres north of the corner of North Terrace and King William Street, lying near the banks of the River Torrens and adjacent to Elder Park. It is distinguished by its three white geometric dome roofs and its plaza consisting of lego block-like structures to the south and lies on a 45-degree angle to the city's grid. It is the home of South Australia's performing arts.


Photo: "Adelaide Festival Centre at Night" by Keir Gravil - Own work. Licensed under CC BY-SA 4.0 via Wikimedia Commons

The Sydney Opera House is a multi-venue performing arts centre in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. Situated on Bennelong Point in Sydney Harbour, close to the Sydney Harbour Bridge, the facility is adjacent to the Sydney central business district and the Royal Botanic Gardens, between Sydney and Farm Coves.


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His Majesty's Theatre is an Edwardian Baroque theatre in Perth, Western Australia. Constructed from 1902 to 1904 during a period of great growth for the town, the theatre is located on the corner of Hay Street and King Street in Perth's central business district. The importance of His Majesty's Theatre to the cultural fabric of Western Australia has been recognized by its inclusion on the State Register of Heritage Places and the Register of the National Estate. It has also been named a "State Heritage Icon", and is believed to be the only remaining working Edwardian theatre in Australia.


Photo: "His Majesty's Theatre, corner Hay and King Streets" by Michal Lewi - Own work. Licensed under CC BY-SA 4.0 via Wikimedia Commons

The Arts Centre Melbourne, originally known as the Victorian Arts Centre and briefly officially called The Arts Centre, is a performing arts centre consisting of a complex of theatres and concert halls in the Melbourne Arts Precinct, located in the central Melbourne suburb of Southbank in Victoria, Australia. Major companies regularly performing in the theatres include Opera Australia and the Australian Ballet, the Melbourne Theatre Company and the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra. The Arts Centre also hosts a large number of Australian and international performances and production companies.


Photo: "Hamer Hall interior pano" by Stephen Bain - Own work. Licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0 via Wikimedia Commons

The Canberra Theatre Centre is the Australian Capital Territory’s central performing arts venue and Australia’s first performing arts centre, the first Australian Government initiated performing arts centre to be completed. It opened on Thursday 24 June 1965 with a gala performance by the Australian Ballet. The Centre is sited in the heart of Canberra's City Centre, beside the ACT Legislative Assembly and backing onto City Hill, one of the apexes of the Parliamentary Triangle.


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The Queensland Performing Arts Centre (also known as QPAC) is part of the Queensland Cultural Centre and is located on the corner of Melbourne Street and Grey Street in Brisbane's South Bank precinct. QPAC was designed by local architect Robin Gibson in the mid-1970s, after State Cabinet formally recognised in 1972 the need for a new Queensland Art Gallery and a new major performing arts centre, in addition to a new location for the Queensland Museum and State Library. It was opened by HRH The Duke of Kent in 1985.


Photo: Photo: "QPAC Exterior" by Joe Gatling from Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam - Queensland Performing Arts Complex. Licensed under CC BY 2.0 via Wikimedia Commons

Bonython Hall is the "great hall" of the University of Adelaide, located in the university grounds and facing North Terrace, Adelaide. The building is on the Register of the National Estate and the South Australian Heritage Register. It is primarily used for University graduation ceremonies, examinations, expositions and public lectures and meetings likely to draw large audiences.


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Queensland Conservatorium Griffith University (formerly the Queensland Conservatorium of Music) is a music school located in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia, and is part of Griffith University. Facilities include the Conservatorium Theatre—also used for smaller productions by Opera Queensland— which seats a maximum of 727 and has one of the highest fly towers in Australia, the Ian Hanger Recital Hall which seats 200 and the Basil Jones Orchestra Hall. There are also music production, post production, multimedia lab and recording facilities both in the South Bank and Gold Coast Campuses.


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The ANU School of Music is a school in the Research School of Humanities and the Arts, which forms part of the College of Arts and Social Sciences of the Australian National University. It consists of four buildings, including the main School of Music building – which contains Llewellyn Hall – and the Peter Karmel Building. The School of Music's teaching encompasses performance tuition across all standard Western instruments and genres (including Early Music and Popular Music), as well as voice, alongside musicianship, musicology, sound recording, and a strong interest in indigenous Australian musics.


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The Hotel Grand Chancellor is a twelve-storey hotel located on the waterfront of Hobart, Tasmania, Australia. The hotel opened in 1987 as the Sheraton and has since been taken over by the Grand Hotels International group. The Grand Chancellor is home to the Restaurant Tasman, the Atrium Bar, Strickland Gallery and Zenica Hairdressing. The hotel has a pool, a gym and a sauna on site for guest usage. In 1998 the hotel underwent a sizeable expansion. This was made possible with the Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra's desire to move to a more modern Auditorium.


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Melbourne Recital Centre is a venue for ensemble music in Melbourne, programming and presenting in excess of 450 concerts and events each year across a variety of musical genres - including classical, jazz, popular, cabaret and world music. It is Melbourne's second largest auditorium for classical music (after Hamer Hall in The Arts Centre). It was opened in 2009, as part of the Melbourne Recital Centre and MTC Theatre complex, and is located on the corner of Southbank Boulevard and Sturt Street in the Melbourne Arts Precinct, Southbank.


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The Frankston Arts Centre is a landmark theatre and art gallery in the outer Melbourne locality of Frankston in Australia. It was opened by then Prime Minister of Australia, Paul Keating, on 20 May 1995. The Centre plays host to a number of major performances, including regular shows by the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra and Victorian Opera, and is a tour venue for the Melbourne International Film Festival, Opera Australia and a number of national theatre companies.

The Perth Concert Hall is a concert hall located in Perth, the capital of the Australian state of Western Australia. Owned by the City of Perth, the hall is the main venue of the West Australian Symphony Orchestra, and also hosts a number of other events and performances. The building itself is located in Perth's central business district, adjacent to the Supreme Court Gardens and Government House. The building has two façades: facing north over St Georges Terrace, and facing south over the Swan River.


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City Recital Hall, or City Recital Hall Angel Place, in Sydney, Australia, is a purpose-built concert venue with the capacity for 1,238 guests seated over three tiers of sloped seating. It is situated in the city centre just off Martin Place. City Recital Hall, opened in 1999, is the first specially designed concert venue to be built in the city since the Opera House in 1973. The role of City Recital Hall is to provide a high quality venue of international standing. The venue was initiated by the City of Sydney and was specifically designed for solo recitals, chamber music and the spoken word. The auditorium's 1.8-second reverberation time is attuned for chamber music. The spoken word and amplified music are accommodated by the operation of specially designed acoustic banners. The entire auditorium is supported on rubber bearings to avoid vibration and street sounds and the air conditioning and lighting systems have been treated to minimise external noise.


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The Sydney Conservatorium of Music (formerly the New South Wales State Conservatorium of Music or ‘The Con’) is one of the oldest and most prestigious music schools in Australia. Located adjacent to the Sydney Royal Botanic Gardens, the Conservatorium incorporates a faculty of the University of Sydney, the community-based Conservatorium Open Academy and the Conservatorium High School.


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The Sydney Town Hall is a landmark sandstone building in Sydney. It stands opposite the Queen Victoria Building and alongside St Andrew's Cathedral. Sitting above the busy Town Hall station and between the cinema strip on George Street and the Central Business District, the steps of the Town Hall are a popular meeting place. The Centennial Hall (main hall) contains Sydney Town Hall Grand Organ, the world's largest pipe organ with tubular pneumatic action, built from 1886 to 1889 and installed in 1890 by the English firm of William Hill & Son. This organ possesses one of only two full-length 64′ organ stops in the world (the Contra-Trombone in the pedal). Before the opening of the Sydney Opera House and its Concert Hall, the Town Hall was Sydney's premier concert hall, and many notable performances took place there.


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