Famous Theaters Worldwide

Performance arts are one of the best activities you can plan for a vacation in 2020. Theatrical performances are very wholesome- the drama, the sentiment, the dialogue… you find yourself in its grasp before you even know it. Check this list of famous theaters in the world.

Performance arts are one of the best activities you can plan for a vacation in 2020. Theatrical performances are very wholesome- the drama, the sentiment, the dialogue… you find yourself in its grasp before you even know it. Such performances not only make you laugh or cry, but they also leave an impact. Most performances are built around relevant social and psychological issues. They remarkably combine the abstract, raw beauty of the setting, stage, and outfits with the beauty of emotion, action, and voice. Some theatres have been known for producing excellent, heart-touching plays and performances. Keep scrolling and read all about them to plan your flight and accommodation package accordingly! 

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1. Sydney Opera House, Sydney, Australia

Located along Sydney’s harbour, Sydney Opera House is one of the most aesthetically pleasing buildings with its modern architecture and distinctive exterior. Designed by Jørn Utzon, the white concrete building took 14 years to complete and was formally opened by Queen Elizabeth II in October 1973. Today the theatre stands proudly on an area of 1.8 hectares (4.4 acres) and seats a total of 5,738 people in various performance venues, the largest of which is the Concert Hall, which includes seating for 2,679 guests. The building also houses a recording studio, cafes, restaurants, bars and retail outlets. Paul Robeson was the first person to perform at the Sydney Opera House. In 1960, he sang Ol’ Man River to the construction workers. Today, Sydney Opera House has a little something for everyone, with more than 40 events per week, ranging from Shakespeare’s plays to standup shows. But that’s not all, as the venue also offers backstage tours to reveal where the magic happens. Experience what it’s like to be a star as you tour the backstage by availing economical travel packages. 

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2. Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre, London

Live out the authentic 16th century theatrical experience at Shakespeare’s Globe, a reconstruction of the Globe Theatre, an Elizabethan playhouse for which William Shakespeare wrote his plays. Even though it seats only 1400 spectators, Shakespeare’s Globe is a world-renowned performing arts venue, cultural attraction and education centre. It pays a tribute to William Shakespeare by bringing his plays to life with a modern twist. The theatre is also home to Sam Wanamaker Playhouse, a gift shop, restaurant and bar on-site. One can’t come to London and miss out on the true London experience of attending the midnight matinees the theatre offers. Each summer a selection of productions at Shakespeare’s Globe does a single performance that begins at midnight and ends at early morning hours. With a fairly drunk vibe, gleeful atmosphere and the vintage rowdy style of the Globe, it is the cheapest Saturday night out you can get in London. You’ll definitely thank your lucky stars for cheap vacation packages that got you here.

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3. Teatro Colon, Argentina 

Spread over a majestic area of 8,200 square meters, Teatro Colon, Spanish for “Columbus Theatre” is the main opera house in Buenos Aires, Argentina. It is famous for its exceptional quality of acoustics and is considered to be one of the 5 best concert venues in the world. With a basic aesthetic of Italian Renaissance-inspired Neoclassical architecture, the theatre opened its doors in 1908 with a mind-blowing performance by Aida. With over 2,500 sitting spaces and an additional standing room for over 1500 people, the theatre can accommodate over 4000 people, making it one of the largest horseshoe-shaped auditoriums. Please your earbuds by experiencing the beautiful acoustics of the theatre by booking travel and accommodation packages to Buenos Aires. 

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4. La Scala, Milan

Originally known as the Nuovo Regio Ducale Teatro alla Scala (New Royal-Ducal Theatre alla Scala), Teatro alla Scala is an opera house in Milan, Italy. The theatre was inaugurated on 3 August 1778. It is the most famous opera house in the world, and it is a must-visit sight in Milan. Most of the greatest singers of the past 200 years have performed here. La Scala opened its doors for the first time with a timeless performance of  ‘L’Europa riconosciuta’ by Mozart’s so-called nemesis, Salieri. The theatre has more than 3000 seats organized into 678 pit-stalls, arranged in six tiers of boxes above which is the ‘loggione’ or two galleries. Although there are year-round packages available to witness the beauty of La Scala, the best time to visit is around the winters as the travel is cheap and the theatre traditionally opens each year on 7 December, St. Ambrose Day, the feast day of Milan’s patron saint, with exceptional productions and performances along with a merry vibe. 

 

 5. Metropolitan Opera House, New York 

The Metropolitan Opera House, more commonly known as The Met, is an opera house located on Broadway at Lincoln Square on the Upper West Side of Manhattan in New York City. The beautiful modernist theatre was designed by Wallace K. Harrison and opened in 1966. With a seating capacity of approximately 3,800, the house is the largest repertory opera house in the world. It is home to the Metropolitan Opera Company, and the facility also hosts the American Ballet Theatre. The theatre is a vibrant home for performances by the most talented musicians, composers, stage directors and dancers from all over the world. Book discounted flight and accommodation packages to New York to experience the Sunday matinee performances, each of which are followed by a post-show discussion with members of the cast. Feel your senses come alive at one of the best opera houses of the world.

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Zarish Suhail

About The Author: Zarish is a young writer who loves to highlight the importance of travel by sharing her thoughts and experiences in a positive, vibrant way. Other than writing about travel destinations around the world, she is a chess enthusiast, pet lover, sketch artist, and feels deeply about promoting global access to health-care professionally.

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