Teatro Colon

Teatro Colon, Buenos Aires: Hours, Address, Teatro Colon Reviews: 5/5

Monday
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
About
The Teatro Colon, in the City of Buenos Aires, is considered one of the best theaters in the world. Acknowledged for its acoustics and the artistic value of its construction, it turned 100 years in 2008.
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from £29.63
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The area
Address
Neighbourhood: San Nicolás
Immersed in the sound of honking horns and the footsteps of busy office workers, the Microcentro area of San Nicolás is where visitors will encounter the true hustle and bustle of Buenos Aires, walking down streets lined with office buildings and banks. The financial district is well-known for its vibrant atmosphere and unstoppable rhythm during office hours. After dark, the hubbub and migrates to Corrientes Ave., where theatre lovers might start their evening at a play and end it in one of the many traditional pizzerias nearby. During the day, Corrientes is known for its many bookshops and classic cafés, which are located just minutes away from some famous landmarks, like the Obelisco, Avenida 9 de Julio, and the Teatro Colon.
How to get there
  • Tribunales • 2 min walk
  • Carlos Pellegrini • 5 min walk
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valedewi
Vicente Lopez, Argentina49 contributions
Unforgettable
Nov 2019 • Family
An Icon of the arts you MUST visit while in Buenos Aires. The guided tours are a great help to understand better the house when you go on a performance. Notice, though, if the ticket says “partial or no view”, it is true!
Written 17 October 2020
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Directorleisure
7 contributions
Amazing experience
Nov 2019
We saw the Opera last November and we are still talking about the beauty of the venue. We purchased the tickets online months in advance--little confusing, but figured out the credit card payment. It is truly one of the special venues in the world and definitely worth visiting.
Written 12 May 2020
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WImom
Fond du Lac, WI2,338 contributions
Wonderful tour!
Jan 2020
It was a bit of a hassle trying to book the tour online. I wanted to book the tour for mid-January. However, the online reservations were not available until the beginning of the month. Not so good if you wanted to book on January 2. In addition, I contacted them via email in December and received a reply that they would only have three English tours on the day that I wanted to book. So, I booked an 11 AM English tour and worked our other Buenos Aires attractions that day around that tour. So, when we arrived that day, it was evident that there were many more English tours that were added. That was disappointing as I would have preferred a different time. However, our tour guide spoke English very well and was very informative. The 50 minute tour took us to different parts of the theater so we were able to see more than if we bought a ticket for one of their opera, ballet, or symphonic orchestra performances. Pavarotti performed here and said that the acoustics were perfect. Photos without flash allowed.
Written 25 April 2020
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Kim G
Toronto, Canada927 contributions
Stunningly Beautiful
Jan 2020
We visited the theatre as part of our pre-arranged city tour so the tickets were purchased in advance for us.

The tour was 1 hour long and the guide was knowledgeable and also humorous while explaining the history and significance of the building itself.

It is absolutely stunning inside - incredibly opulent in the grand halls leading into the actual theatre. Gives you the idea of how the rich really did live back in the day.

The theatre itself is also beautiful. Set up with seats on the floor and box seating up through the numerous levels. It felt like it was vibrating inside as people moved around. Apparently Pavarotti said that he wouldn't sing there a second time since the acoustics were too perfect - allowing no forgiveness to a performer. A place not to miss!
Written 17 April 2020
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Queen J
California2,079 contributions
Go the day before to buy your tickets.
Jan 2020
The building itself is beautiful and worth a walk by and some photos. I would have rated it higher if I had been able to see the inside...

My friend and I were running ahead of schedule, and instead of just doing a walk-by of the theater, we decided to take a spin around the theater before heading on to our other activities. Alas, the Gods of Sightseeing do not smile upon those without pre-purchased tickets. Visitors can go as far as the lobby and cafe, but beyond that, a guided tour ticket is required, and they were already near sold out for the day. It was only 9:30am on Friday, January 3.

I knew it was a long shot, showing up and hoping to drop right into a tour, but we had to try. Those in line at the theater ticket office were waiting to buy tickets for the tours that would begin at 2pm or later. The line to buy the tickets was about a 20 minute wait. We couldn't stick around for a few hours because we already had different tours scheduled elsewhere. Bummer. So much to see, so little time...

I recommend dropping by at opening to buy your tickets. Be prepared to return later for the tour if necessary. The tours are 1 hr in duration and are offered from 9 to 5. Spanish tours run every 15 minutes. English tours are offered at 11am, 1pm, and 3pm, and sell out fast. The tour was 1,000 pesos per person (roughly $16). You could buy tickets online ahead of time through third party vendors, but they are more than twice the price of tickets purchased onsite.

Hope that helps you plan!

**A few gripes I had about planning a trip in Argentina:

Finding reliable information about opening hours, tours, and ticket prices of attractions and museums in Buenos Aires was the bane of my existence as I planned the itinerary for this trip. The government website provides descriptions and photos of tourist sites, but not visiting hours, prices, nor the means with which to reserve a time slot or purchase a ticket. It was mad annoying!

I recommend the Get Your Guide site to purchase online tickets for about the same price as tickets sold at the door, and they include skip-the-line. Unfortunately, the choices were limited and did not include most of the sites we wanted to visit, so we were forced to just "show up" at sites and hope for the best. The good news is that only a few attractions were actually sold out. The bad news, however, is that some sites offer only 1 or 2 tours on certain days, forcing visitors to juggle their plans or miss out.

Another gripe is that the opening days for sites clustered in the same area or plaza were often at odds (weekdays vs weekends), forcing us to either choose between attractions ~OR~ to burn another half a day backtracking previously trodden ground in order to tour that which was closed during our previous visit the day before. Equally maddening.

Hopefully, knowing these setbacks ahead of time will help you be more prepared to make adjustments or see alternatives in the area to make the most of your sightseeing time.

Hope that helps! Enjoy Argentina!
Written 4 April 2020
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MARIO ENRIQUE ALBARRACIN
Buenos Aires, Argentina86 contributions
Teatro Colón, Unique in the world! I'm afraid that It have the Most Beautiful Acoustics that I everd Heard! In the Teatr
Aug 2019 • Couples
Teatro Colón, Unique in the world! I'm afraid that It have the Most Beautiful Acoustics that I everd Heard! In the Teatro Colón happened a Universe of Operas in a gorgeous architecture!!! Nice like a Luxury Palace ...You must to know It, Only in Buenos Aires!!!
Written 27 March 2020
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RMJ42
Santa Rosa, CA107 contributions
Beautiful Opera house in Buenos Aires
Mar 2020
Visiting this opera house gives you a sense of how grand old structures can be. The visit is for one hour and multiple languages are available on the tours just check what times.
Written 24 March 2020
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Jenna
462 contributions
Expensive tour but very much worth it
Mar 2020 • Solo
It’s over $2,000ar, and they didn’t accept credit card payments at that time... but it was worth it. I went to a Friday only to find out that tickets get sold out easily (both advanced bookings and walk ins), so I had to wait until Monday, on my last day in BA, to join a tour. The guide was very fluent in english. He’s very knowledgeable of the theater too. I just wished I went on a show season, and actually experience watching a show though. It’s such a beautiful theater.
Written 20 March 2020
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Duquesadiner
Glasgow, UK1,402 contributions
Outstanding architecture
Mar 2020 • Friends
I am a fan of Opera in general but on this visit to Buenos Aires did not manage to go to a performance in this lovely building. That said our tour of the city did allow us to stop and see the outstanding architecture of the facade. It is up there with many of the European buildings and in many respects similar. Maybe on another visit we will either take the tour inside, which I hear is excellent, or perhaps catch a live performance.
Written 18 March 2020
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pyrolithos
Bloomfield Hills, MI58 contributions
Classical Designed Opera House
Mar 2020
I was much looking forward to visiting this historic theatre. Our guide was remarkable in that as a chorister she was able to sing bits of some of the famous arias of composers whose works had been staged here over the years. less interesting to me were detail about the architects ( 2 or 3 died during - but not because of - construction) and materials.
Written 16 March 2020
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Teatro Colon is open:
  • Mon - Fri 10:00 - 14:00
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