Palace of Fine Arts (main stage)
Founded in 1934, the Palace of Fine Arts is Mexico’s most important cultural venue, and one of the most significant stages in the world.Its architectural features, the murals of its walls and its history, attract to the Palace more the one and a half million people every year, to attend more than 1000 artistic activities.
In addition to being the home venue of the ensembles and groups of the National Institute of Fine Arts, it has hosted the performance of very prestigious artists such as Maria Callas, Plácido Domingo, Luciano Pavarotti, José Carreras, Jessye Norman; renowned musicians like Giuseppe Di Stefano, Mstislav Rostropóvich, Yo-Yo Ma, Ravi Shankar, Evgeny Kissin, Zubin Mehta; and remarkable dancers like Sara Baras, Rudolph Nureyev, and Julio Bocca. The Palace has also been the stage for the Symphonic Orchestra of Vienna, the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra of Israel, Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra, as well as the National Ballet of Spain, the Netherlands Dans Theater, the American Ballet Theatre and Les Ballets de Monte Carlo, among many others.
In the 80 years since it opened to the public, The Palace of Fine Arts has accrued a rich of unforgettable national and international performances. Its recent renovation makes this venue one of the best equipped theaters in Latin America.