Gran Teatro de la Habana
- cnr Paseo de Martí & San Rafael
- 07 861-3077
- per person CUC$20
- box office 9am-6pm Mon-Sat, to 3pm Sun
Lonely Planet review for Gran Teatro de la Habana
The amazing neobaroque theater across from Parque Central is the seat of the acclaimed Ballet Nacional de Cuba, founded in 1948 by Alicia Alonso. It is also the home of the Cuban National Opera. A theater since 1838, the building contains the grandiose Teatro García Lorca, along with two smaller concert halls: the Sala Alejo Carpentier and the Sala Ernesto Lecuono – where art films are sometimes shown. For upcoming events enquire at the ticket office. Backstage tours of the theater leave throughout the day (CUC$2).