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This small theater was founded by a group of independent performing artists. The idea behind the creation of this theater was to provide a venue in which to present original Costa Rican plays. Nowadays this theater offers various functions each week, almost always featuring humorous plays or satires related to Costa Rican society and Tico daily life. The theater offers a small café where you can enjoy a delicious Costa Rican coffee during the intermission. Telephone for additional information.
La Máscara (The Mask) is one of the most permanent and recognized independent theater groups in the capital. This theatre was granted to the group by the National Theater Company after a selection of projects presented by the independent groups in 1982. The theater group also offers classes where the students are the actors of the productions performed. The group's plays vary and feature classic works, experimental works and commercial comedies. It also presents plays for children. The modular space allows the company to feature two stages with a total seating capacity of 250 people. The decoration is simple; formal dress is not required.
Located in Downtown San Jose, Parque Morazán is a lively green space in the heart of the bustling city. Providing a brief respite from the noise and chaos, the pretty park features several monuments, statues as well as a lovely Japanese garden. The main attraction is the lovely domed structure, the Templo de Música in the center of the park, built in the 1920's featuring Neoclassical architecture. On Sundays, as you stroll through the park, you might be lucky and catch a band performing some live music. Not recommended after sundown, but a lovely place to spend a couple of leisurely hours enjoying the greenery in the midst of the city.
The Teatro de la Danza forms a part of the CENAC campus, which is the country's largest cultural center. Formed to promote art and cultural activities, CENAC has since established a number of event venues, and has organized a variety of cultural events. The dance theatre can comfortably accommodate up to 240 people and boasts excellent stage, lighting, sound and other facilities. The theatre is managed by the National Dance Company (CND) and is used by them to exhibit their own pieces, as well as those created in collaboration with other companies and institutions. The facilities are also available on a rental basis for dance performances and other activities.
Teatro Urbano, located in Carmen can be described as an epicenter of cultural activities and performance culture in San Jose. The theater although urban in name and essence, preserves core traditional values and aims at cultural diffusion. One of the most noted performance venues of the city, this one regularly hosts dramas, concerts and much more. Although small, Teatro Urbano offers a range of interesting programs and acts that cater to a wide demographic of patrons. For more information, log on to their website.
While Wednesdays are half-price, every other night allows you to catch up on the activities of James Bond, the aliens and all your favorite movie characters. Most of what is on show are the formulaic offerings churned out by Hollywood, with subtitles in Spanish- always good if you need a rest. Its central location makes it very convenient.
First and foremost, this theater offers the best of Central American architectural details, for you to feast your eyes upon. Ask at the ticket office for information about what productions are currently on display. Shows vary from orchestral music to reggae, as well as from classical to modern theater. A night out here would be an excellent choice for just about anybody, and the ticket prices are very reasonable.
Everybody loves the movies, and when you are far away from home there is nothing as relaxing as sinking into a cinema seat, and letting the movie swoop you away into a familiar world of goodies and baddies, aliens and heroes. Cine Omni has three showings a day; contact them for specific details of what is showing. They usually offer standard Hollywood films, so come here for entertainment rather than intellectual stimulation!
This French cultural agency offers exhibitions, concerts, theatrical shows and more. Many but not all sponsored events have a French theme. If you want to know more about this month's activities, get in touch with a representative, or go directly to the Alianza. The Alianza Francesa is an important cultural venue in the city, and you're always sure to find something interesting to do, see or hear there. French classes are also available.
Founded by the famed Actor Maria Torres, this charming little theatre can comfortably accommodate up to 153 spectators. Boasting a special VIP area, and state of the art sound and lighting systems, Teatro Torres has proven to be an ideal venue for not only musical concerts, dance recitals and plays, but also product launches, book readings and corporate functions. Since its iauguration, the theatre has produced a number of original plays that have been written and directed by Maria Torres herself, many of which have garnered much acclaim from audiences and critics alike.
Housed in a grand building from 1928, this theater is an important piece of San Jose's cultural heritage. With the capacity to hold 1,180 spectators, this theater is one of the largest in all of Costa Rica.
Elvis Bar Karaoke is a hidden gem of the San Francisco area of San Jose, Costa Rica. The karaoke bar is entirely dedicated to the iconic singer, Elvis Presly - a lot of memorabilia and paraphernalia dedicate to Elvis form a part of the decor here. On offer, along with cheap drinks and food is a karaoke set up that features almost every song "the King" ever sang! Needless to say, Elvis Bar makes for an unforgettable experience indeed! A great way to kick off the weekend is belting out your favorite Elvis songs, so, stop by, and take the stage; this is sure to be a night to remember.