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National Theater Offers Plenty of Things to Do in San Jose Costa Rica

San Jose Attractions Teatro Nacional

Looking for things to do in San Jose during your vacation in Costa Rica? Then make sure to visit one of the most beautiful attractions in San Jose Costa Rica, the stunning Teatro Nacional (National Theater). Located in the bustling center of downtown San Jose,  Costa Rica’s National Theater is modeled after the famous Opera in Paris and has played host to some of the most renowned theatrical and musical talents in the world. Officially inaugurated in 1897 with the performance of “Faust,”  the National Theater is an architectural gem featuring a beautiful classical renaissance design and an attraction not to miss while visiting San Jose.

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And this year is no exception! The National Theatre has published its lineup for 2011 and offers a wide range of cultural performances including opera, ballet, theater and music. With so many things to do in San Jose, the National Theater a must, even for those just passing through Costa Rica’s vibrant capital city.

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Musical Performances

February 14: Valentines Day concert by the Philharmonic Orchestra
February 26: Lyrical group Master Key Pop with  R&B, Soul and Reggae classics, including Stand by me, Emotions, True Colors, In the Still of the night, amongst others
March 1: Piano Recital with Daniela Rodó – interpreting works by Beethoven, Brahms, Ravel and Chopin
June 10-11: The Philharmonic Orchestra “Tribute to “The Beatles,” including the participation of several Costa Rica rock bands
November: A vibrant concert of Latin, jazz, blues and rock with Mexican American Lila Downs and her band, La Misteriosa

Dance Performances

September 9-11: The International Festival of Choreographers “Graciela Moreno”
October 21-23: “Peter Pan, Ballet in two acts” By the Costa Rican Youth Ballet
December: The Nutcracker Ballet by Piotr Ilich Chaikovski

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September: Shakespeare’s “Much Ado About Nothing,” by the TNT British Theatre Group

The National Theater is located in San Jose Costa Rica on Avenida 2, between Calle 3 and 5 in the Plaza de La Cultura. For more information on attractions and things to do in San Jose Costa Rica, contact Escape Villas at 1-800-340-2407. For information on current ticket prices and schedules at Teatro Nacional (National Theater), visit