Cuba Theatre Guide
Cuba boasts one of the most impressive theatre scenes in the Caribbean. The venues are as impressive as the shows performed within. Notable examples include Havana’s Gran Teatro, the historic Teatro Principal in Camagüey and beautiful Teatro Tomás Terry in Cienfuegos.
Laugh the night away at Havana’s Teatro Fausto, famous for its comedy shows. Or enjoy a night at the opera – there’s none better than the exceptional Cuban National Opera at the Gran Teatro de la Habana.
For family-friendly entertainment, take in a puppet show at one of the Teatro Guinol children’s theatres found in cities all across the country.
Teatro Principal This stunning neoclassical theatre, built in 1850, is the home of the celebrated the Camagüey Ballet. It also regularly hosts theatrical productions and variety shows.
Teatro Tomás Terry
This beautiful theatre located on the north side of Parque José Martí is a wonderful example of Creole architecture. It was erected in 1869 in honour of Tomás Terry, a Venezuelan industrialist.
Teatro de Manzanillo
Teatro de Manzanillo This beautiful theatre has been meticulously restored, and is decorated with stunning oil paintings. It often hosts performances by touring dance companies like the Ballet de Camagüey.
Teatro BayamoCatch local and touring productions here.
Sala Teatro José Joaquín Palma (Bayamo)
Sala Teatro José Joaquín Palma This theatre in Bayamo’s historic centre sits on the former site of the La Luz Church. The post-modern theatre was designed by Cuban architect Walter Betancourt in the 1940s. It hosts performances each Friday, Saturday and Sunday evening. Saturdays feature productions by Teatro Guiñol, the noted Cuban children’s theatre company.
Laugh the night away at this theatre famous for its hilarious comedy shows.
Teatro Nacional de Cuba
Catch a touring concert or an ongoing play at this modern theatre.
Gran Teatro de la Habana
See some of the world’s best ballerinas and singers perform on this stage, the home of both the Ballet Español de Cuba
and the Cuban National Opera.
Catch a magic show, a stand-up comedian or a theatrical production at this multi-purpose theatre in the city of Las Tunas.
Head to this Las Tunas city venue to watch a movie, see a play or take in a ballet performance.
Pinar del Río
Teatro José Jacinto Milanés
Take in a show at this recently renovated theatre built in 1845, or enjoy a coffee on its Spanish-style outdoor patio.
Teatro PrincipalThis stunning neoclassical theatre, built in 1850, is the home of the celebrated the Camagüey Ballet. It also regularly hosts theatrical productions and variety shows.
Teatro Sauto in Matanzas
Teatro Sauto in MatanzasOne of Cuba’s finest theatres, the Teatro Sauto, built in 1863, is famous for its acoustics. It has hosted many world-renowned performers, including the Italian tenor Enrico Caruso and the famous Russian ballerina Anna Pavlova.
Parque Vidal Enjoy a performance by the municipal orchestra, which has played here twice a week since 1902. This bustling Santa Clara park was named after Colonel Leoncio Vidal y Caro, who was killed here in 1896.
Teatro La Caridad
Teatro La CaridadThis iconic theatre has hosted world-renowned performers including the legendary Italian opera singer Enrico Caruso.