Our History

The Teatro del Bicentenario in the city of San Juan, Argentina, is one of the most important cultural spaces of the country. Its modern design and the extraordinary technological and acoustic conditions of the main hall place it among the best stages of the world, so great performances can be carried out.

 

The Teatro del Bientenario offers a broad variety of artistic genres. Due to the diversity and quality of its program and training activities, it is the generator and meeting point of the artistic expressions and cultural and educational experiences of the community in general.

The official presentation and opening announcement was on August 22nd 2016, at Casa de Gobierno of San Juan. It was an event full of special guests and representatives of the local culture. The ceremony was chaired by Mr. Sergio Uñac, Governor of the Province of San Juan; Mr. Marcelo Lima, Vicegovernor; Mrs. Claudia Grynszpan, Minister of Tourism and Culture; Mr. Eduardo Savastano, General Director of the Teatro del Bicentenario, among other official authorities.

 

La gala de apertura del Teatro del Bicentenario se llevó a cabo el 21 de Octubre y contempló la puesta en escena de la obra «Carmina Burana», a cargo de la compañia española de prestigio internacional, La Fura dels Baus, acompañada por un Gran Coro conformado por los coros mas representativos de la Provincia, junto a la Orquesta Sinfónica de la Universidad Nacional de San Juan, dirigida por el maestro Emmanuel Siffert.

 

THE THEATER IN FIGURES

Since the opening, in October 2016, the Teatro del Bicentenario has been an art center that reinforced the culture and tourism of the region

The quality and variety of the performances, the transforming capacity of its Training Program as well as the implementation of a solid program of Relations with the Community, helped the Teatro del Bicentenario, in only 2 years, receive 209499 visitors. 145000 attended the 230 performances offered and the rest enjoyed the Guided Tours; more than 12000 of the visitors were students of local schools  

The theater has offered job opportunities to more than 1600 artists, 1400 of whom are from San Juan. 

The training programs allowed more than 1075 local young artists take part in the 323 hours of technical and artistic training imparted by outstanding national and international artists.

 

 

the Teatro del Bicentenario has established cooperation and training agreements with prestigious theaters and universities, both national and international.

Because of its modern design, exceptional technological conditions and excellent acoustics, the Teatro del Bicentenario is ranked among the best theaters in Latin America, calling the attention of other theaters around the world

UNIQUE Theater in Argentina that met international quality standards

Con el objeto de asegurar la calidad y transparencia de su gestión, el grupo TÜV Rheiland almenan otorgó el Certificado a la “GESTIÓN Y OPERACIÓN DEL ESPACIO ARTÍSTICO, FORMATIVO Y CULTURAL DEL TEATRO DEL BICENTENARIO» bajo las normas de aseguramiento de la calidad ISO 9001, del Organismo Argentino de Acreditación y del Organismo de Certificación Alemán. Con estas 3 certificaciones de calidad, el Teatro del Bicentenario se convierte en el ÚNICO teatro de Argentina en alcanzar estándares de calidad internacional.

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