The Teatro Colón opens the doors of a wonderful world for you to discover the magic that beats behind the scenes.
An experience in which you will be able to discover the great productions that came out of the workshops of one of the few factory theaters in the world, where everything that is needed for a program of excellence can be created and made: scenery, costumes, wigs, shoes, special effects.
Enjoy a unique space in the City, where art and heritage, international level production and ancestral theatrical trades coexist.
You can visit us on fridays, saturdays, sundays and holidays from 12:00 to 18:00 at Av. Pedro de Mendoza 2163, La Boca.
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The Teatro Colón is one of the few theaters in the world that can produce its titles entirely in its own workshops. Its scenotechnical staff makes this possible by keeping alive theatrical trades that have been passed down from generation
These tasks are carried out in its scenotechnical workshops located in the basement of the theater, a few meters from the Obelisk, and in other workshops located in the district of Chacarita. The production of each title takes several weeks. Some of them take up to four months. Until now, after the premiere and the programmed performances, the sets were scrapped due to the difficulty of storing them, which affected their preservation and the possibilities of being reused.
For this reason, Colón Fábrica is a great achievement for the Teatro Colón. First, because it opens a space of 7,500 square meters to store the scenery production, props and curtains which expand exponentially season after season. On the other hand, because it helps to solve the storage and conservation of the set pieces.
These advantages are complemented by another objective of the space: to offer a unique opportunity for the neighbors of the City and tourists to get to know the behind-the-scenes of the theater and take a detailed look at the wonders that impressed thousands of spectators.
The dimensions of Colón Fábrica will also allow it to become a new work space for tasks that require a lot of space, such as the Italian painting of the curtains, which is done standing on the canvases and can exceed 300 square meters.
The preservation of the scenery material strengthens the institution's collection, facilitates the replacement of these opera and ballet titles, so that they can return to the stage and also allows us to lend or rent them to other opera houses in the country and around the world.
Preserving the world-renowned quality of the scenery, costumes and props produced in the Teatro Colón workshops, their reutilization, exhibition and circulation on other stages is a goal guided by the concept of institutional sustainability that guides the organization's management.
For all these reasons, Colón Fábrica is a unique space in the City where art and heritage, international level production and ancestral theatrical trades.
Location of Colón Fábrica
Avenida Pedro de Mendoza 2163.
La Boca, Buenos Aires city.
Fridays, saturdays, sundays and holidays from 12:00 noon to 6:00 pm.
How to get there
Buses / 20 / 29 / 53 / 64
Buenos Aires Tourist Bus
Station 07 / La Boca - Caminito
More information: www.buenosairesbus.com
Tickets and visit modalities
Tickets for guided tours may only be purchased with debit or credit card at the Colón Fábrica ticket office (Avenida Pedro de Mendoza 2163) or online at www.teatrocolon.org.ar. They are
personal and non-transferable and are valid only for the day and time for which they were purchased.
The tour lasts approximately 40 minutes.
The maximum entrance tolerance to the visits will be 5 minutes. Maximum capacity: 26 visitors per group.
ㅤPictures are allowed during the #ColónFábrica tour.
* Residents are all those who have a registered address in Argentina on their ID card.
** The Senior and Students tickets may be purchased by credit or debit card only at the Colón Fábrica ticket office upon presentation of the official documentation proving such situation.
*** People with disabilities may request free admission only in person at the Colón Fábrica ticket office, presenting the corresponding official certificate and subject to the availability of space as established by Law 3546.
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