Must-see entertainment in Panama

  • Teatro Nacional

    Panama City

    Casco Viejo’s lovely 19th-century playhouse stages ballet, concerts and plays.

  • Ancon Guild Theater

    Panama City

    Broadway it is not, but this character-filled wooden building houses a charming 166-seat theater. Founded in 1950 by a group of Panamanian and American…

  • Cine Cafe

    Bocas del Toro Town

    Great on a rainy afternoon or evening, Cine Cafe is a chilled (quite literally) spot that offers a wide-ranging selection of movies, comfortable beanbag…

  • Multicentro Cinemark

    Panama City

    Mainstream cinema with some dubbed films and some with subtitles. Near Punta Paitilla.

  • Athenaeum

    Panama City

    Located within the City of Knowledge, the old Clayton cinema is one of the city’s best examples of 'Bellavistina' architecture, a Hispanic neo-classical…

  • Restaurante-Bar Tinajas

    Panama City

    A good opportunity to see traditional Panamanian folk dancing, this dinner show is a classic. Sure it’s touristy, but it's nicely done just the same…

  • Multicines Nacional


    This old-style movie theater at the Gran Hotel Nacional has six screens and is the perfect spot to catch up on all the ‘latest’ Hollywood films; the…

  • Boquete Community Playhouse


    Hosts local theater and special events like the Tuesday Market. Check with your hotel or the tourist office about current offerings.

  • Teatro Anita Villalaz

    Panama City

    A historical spot in Casco Viejo to see live performances. Diverse events include opera, theater and film festivals.

  • Teatro En Círculo

    Panama City

    Plays and musicals are scheduled regularly at this theater near Vía Transístmica.

  • Albrook Cinemark

    Panama City

    Next to the Albrook bus terminal. There’s also a Cinemark in the Multiplaza Mall.

  • Fundación Danilo Perez

    Panama City

    Founded by jazz great Danilo Perez, this foundation teaches music to underprivileged youth. Sponsors local jazz concerts.

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