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Jose de Alencar Theater

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“History and beauty all in the same spot”
9 Aug 2018
“Beautiful thater to visit both for its history and all activities.”
It was officially inaugurated on June 17, 1910 and features eclectic architecture, an art nouveau showroom, a 120-seat auditorium, foyer, open-air stage space, and the two-thousand-square-foot annex building that houses the Performing Arts (CENA...more
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Rua Liberato Barroso 525 | Praça José de Alencar, Fortaleza, State of Ceara 60030-160, Brazil
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+55 85 3101 2583
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Reviewed 2 days ago

It is a 1910 building full of details and colors with a beautiful side garden. Between 1974 and 1975 it was reformed and is still active today, so if you are lucky enough you can watch a play there during your stay in Fortaleza. They...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Debora D
guiasTJA, Recepção at Jose de Alencar Theater, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Glad you liked our historic building. Thank you for your presence! ;)

Reviewed 9 August 2018

A beautiful theater from the beginning of the 1900 in the same style as CAIXA Cultural Fortaleza (just across the street from Dragao do Mar). A lot of activities; theater, classical music, concerts, ballet, contemporary performances etc. Check out Facebook. It is located in Centro...More

Date of experience: April 2018
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Reviewed 20 February 2017

If you happen to be in Fortaleza, make a visit to this historic theatre, it is most unusual, beautiful and interesting. You can enter through the ticket area into an open plaza and then right into the theatre itself, a most unusual location. Outside is...More

Date of experience: February 2017
Thank Anthony S
Reviewed 15 October 2016

Remarkable theatre, the guided tour is essential to appreciate its history. Unfortunally it seams the tour is only available in Portuguese, but you should ask at the entrance. The price for the tour is low and even if you don´t speak Portuguese you can tag...More

Date of experience: September 2016
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Reviewed 13 February 2016

Our ship docked at an industrial pier about 5 miles from the city center. Shuttle buses were provided into the town where there are available taxis but only a few have A/C or English speaking drivers. We were forewarned that some issues involving criminal activity...More

Date of experience: January 2016
2  Thank Eddiemack
Reviewed 19 May 2014

I must agree with previous reviewers that this site is very badly organised and the staff lack training. However, I would not dismiss it too quickly as it is a true wonder in this very odd city. The theatre is currently undergoing restoration as it...More

Date of experience: May 2014
1  Thank Paola B
Reviewed 7 January 2014

Very bad organisation and service but worth visiting. The place itself is very interesting bud you will need patience and a generous attitude with misinformation about programs and schedule.

Date of experience: June 2013
1  Thank FabioHB
Reviewed 29 October 2013

Im not a big fan of those kind of thing normally, but that teatre is nice and worth good there for a little tour.

Date of experience: September 2013
1  Thank MAnt0ine
Reviewed 16 September 2013

Beautiful theater, but lacks preservation. Visit it with a guide (costs about US$ 2). And watch out the place, Fortaleza's downtown can be dangerous, especially if you are alone.

Date of experience: September 2013
1  Thank ines_vieira_99
Reviewed 12 July 2013

If you are visiting the city of Fortaleza on a cruise ship be prepared for bus loads of passengers at the theatre and only a handful of other tourists.That aside, it was wonderful to see this showy building with a fusion of Victorian classical and...More

Date of experience: February 2013
1  Thank Globebugs
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