The theaters of San Salvador are designed in such a way that people can sense the essence of play and feel the ambience with satisfaction. Some of the important theatre of San Salvador has been the perfect representation of drama, Italian operas, operettas, charity concerts, scientific conferences and major motion picture films.
The National Theatre of San Salvador was constructed in 1917 and since then has gone through small minute changes and transformation. The theatre has renovated in recent time to its original elegance and it offers variety of performances like Rococo, Versailles Style, Art Nouveau and Romanticism with regional touches. The major part of the furniture has structured in the shop of the theatre and other most creative part of the furniture like armchairs, rugs, carpets and lecterns were mainly imported from America. The drop curtains used for the stage closing and the lights of the halls were brought from Austria. Today, the National Theatre offers services like folk music shows, art workshops, national as well as international concerts and symphonies.
Another famous theater named Teatro Presidente was inaugurated in 1979 and is a part of famous capital’s artistic infrastructure that promotes international and national events. It is a place dedicated to the development of arts and has a capacity of over 1, 420 people, with an enormous exhibition hall as well as handicap access and parking. In this grandiose theatre, the symphony usually performs many inexpensive and expensive concerts and it has recently reinstated to its full splendor. This auspicious theater is like a service institution whose key objective is to offer enough opportunities for the creation of performing arts like dance, lectures, plays and recitals. It also favors lot of other events like religious functions, educational events, opera, symphonic and popular music. In the central hall, you will admire colorful mural paintings which portray various historic moments. This precious work of art has painted with acrylic and every piece has molded in clay before casting into the plaster.
These legendary theatres confer a tribute to various artistic personalities who contributed in the history and culture of San Salvador. Here you can step back and experience the dignity preserved of the city's elite culture since the prehistoric times.