Costa Rica Entertainment – Those who live in the Greater Metropolitan Area are well aware of the theater tradition. Lines often form outside theaters, under lighted billboards and next to crowded parking lots.
A number of new theaters have opened up recently around the capital as well as in Tibás, Heredia and San Ramon. Here is a list of some of the very best theaters to check out:
Teatro La Fortina 2560-7777
Complejo Cultural Valzar 2296-2430
Teatro El Triciclo 2228-5949
Teatro de la Luna 8707- 8444
Teatro Coluche 2256-1373
Sala Teatro Occidente 7165-2873
Teatro Reventón 8824-6766
Teatro Ilusión 8418-8976
Teatro El Ángel Tíbás 2235- 4583
Teatro El Hormiguero 6115-7841
Teatro Heredia 8671-3641
Teatro Laurence Olivier 2222-1034
With all of these options, you can find just about anything you are looking for, from drama to comedy, family theater, inspirational tales, stand-up comedy, magic shows and even circus like performances.
The public is becoming increasingly educated and desiring artistic experiences like theater. In just a year, 15 theaters have opened, even in strange places like malls.
The National Survey of Culture recorded that in 2013, the theater received over 720,000 spectators.