Teatre Principal in Palma
In the heart of Palma, at the foot of the Plaça Major, lies the historic Teatre Principal. Palma’s oldest theatre, the “Casa de las Comedias”, stood on this site from 1662. The original building was demolished after a fire in 1854 and rebuilt in 1860 as the Teatro del Príncipe de Asturias. Since 1868 it has borne the name “Teatre Principal”. The architectural style is classical (19th century). From 2001 to 2007, the theatre was extended by a modern access area and a stage extension from 14 m to 23 m, completely renovated and equipped with modern theatre technology, while retaining the theatre’s historical character. The Teatre Principal has 800 seats. An additional hall is available for smaller events.
For opera audiences, the Teatre Principal specialises in presenting operas based on original scores, as well as new interpretations of timeless classics, attracting not only local but also international audiences. Among other things, events of the Música Mallorca music festival are held here. There are also concerts of classical and modern music, theatre performances and ballet and modern dance events, film screenings and workshops. In the summer, the theatre offers nightly guided tours that take you behind the scenes to see the theatre’s tailor shop, scenery workshop, machine room and artists’ dressing rooms.
Carrer de la Riera, 18 | 07003 Palma | +34 971 21 9700