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The ‘Ice Palace' of French influence, was constructed for the sole purpose of practicing ice skating. With time, this place started welcoming tango dancers, an idea that did not go down well with the elite crowd. When Baron de Marhi organized a celebration in his gallery to approve the dance, this form of art gained acceptance in the high Buenosarian society. Thus it started growing in prestige, until in 1932 it became a museum, and hall for exhibitions of matchless reputation, with the presence of artists such as Perez Célis. Its dance floor is surrounded by theater boxes, and a confectionery and bar!
Operated by the government, the Centro de Exposiciones de Buenos Aires is a prominent venue for a range of events in the city. The modern structure of the center, located right behind the Universidad de Buenos Aires Abogacía, is spread out over a massive area and includes 6 pavilions, an auditorium, and also 3000 square feet of exhibition grounds. A busy venues, the center organizes events like trade shows, fairs, exhibitions and much more. Do see the website for more information on upcoming events and other details.
If you are looking to spend a lighthearted evening then head to Teatro La Comedia for the much needed humor. This theater stages comedy shows besides other entertainment events as well. There are two theaters; room one can hold a capacity of 450 while the capacity for room two varies according to the event and is appropriate for multiple uses and can be used for fashion shows among other events. Besides comedy shows, there are also workshops for children, musicals, concerts, exhibitions, conferences, and other events. Check the website or call ahead for upcoming events.
This is a cultural space located in the Buenos Aires Art Centre. It was a project propelled by the British Council and the Argentina Association of English Culture, that in order to promote the general culture and English in particular, created this new space for the interchange. Created with aesthetic care and modern ambiance, the Ciberarte makes room for all artistic expression: sculptures, paintings, photographs and drawings, done by creative Argentinians as well as foreigners who wish to show their works. The cinéfilos were also included with a space on Tuesdays in which retrospective cycles are exhibited, or thematics of British films. The theater is present on the weekends. Every month, British performers and composers who give pop and contemporary music concerts are present; simultaneously throughout the year they will attack different social themes through workshops, conferences and seminars. Completing the intense activity, every day from 6pm to 7pm. A weekly program of video-art in the center Café is carried out. It is in this "Cibercafe " that you can surf the Internet, exploiting its informative possibilities in their most varied themes, with assistance if you need it, every day from 3pm to 7pm.
Housed in a building in Barrio Norte, the British Arts Centre was set up to promote British culture in South America, predominantly Argentina. The center does this through various events like plays, art shows and even movies. The building is of three levels, in which there is a state of the art auditorium with excellent sound facilities, a theatre, an arts center and a video room. The British Arts Centre is a great place to learn and acquaint yourself with the ways of the British.
Located in the neighborhood of Recoleta, this is one of the oldest theaters in this beautiful city of Buenos Aires. Teatro Coliseo has the identity of hosting some of the biggest acts in the city and has also hosted many a Tango and Salsa performances here. This famous venue has comfortable seating arrangement and excellent sound systems.
This 1921 theater named after the 16th century Spanish author of "Don Quijote, Man of la Mancha," Miguel de Cervantes was rebuilt in 1961 after a fire. The stage was modernized and workshops were annexed. This is the most important theater for the production of plays by Argentine and Hispanic playwrights, and the country's only National Theatre. There is a museum where archives, costumes and photographs document criollo (local creole) theatrical history. Ticket prices vary according to performance.
As a gesture to the popular Argentine actor and one-time director of this National Theatre, the Cultural Secretariat christened this hall in his honour. The renaissance style of the country's only national stage has been the venue for many works by renowned playwrights and composers. Festivals and actor's forums are hosted here and are attended by international celebrities of universal import. Admission price is made affordable by government subsidy, regardless of the specifics of the mise en scène, which tends to vary. Reservations are recommended.