Costa Rica News – The National Theater wants to become an official patriotic symbol. Although already clearly a national symbol, being officially recognized as one would make a difference.
A bill was presented, this Thursday, to the Legislative Assembly to invest in the property under this category. The management of the theater hopes it will be included on the Ministry of Public Education curricula as well.
The declaration document of the National Theater as a National Symbol of Historical-Architectural Heritage and Cultural Freedom was presented by the house art promoter Fred Herrera.
The popular initiative is backed by 15 legislators from various groups. The signing of this document to be presented was carried out in an event held in the legislative building known as El Castillo Azul. Carmen Quesada, the first secretary of the Legislative Directory, said that though signed by 15 deputies, the majority will likely be on board to fast track the initiative.
The theater also hopes for $31.6 million in financing to make the place safer for visitors.
The works would include new electrical installation, a fire system, and substantial improvements in theatrical technology on stage.