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Jose de Alencar Theater

Rua Liberato Barroso 525 | Praça José de Alencar, Fortaleza, State of Ceara 60030-160, Brazil
+55 85 3101 2583
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It was officially inaugurated on June 17, 1910 and features eclectic architecture, an art nouveau showroom, a 120-seat auditorium, foyer, open-air stage space, and the two-thousand-square-foot annex building that houses the Performing Arts (CENA); the Teatro Morro do Ouro, with capacity for 90 people; the plaza Mestre Pedro Boca Rica, with outdoor stage and capacity for 600 people; the Carlos Câmara Library; the Galeria Ramos Cotôco; four study and trial rooms; assembly, lighting and lighting workshops; the Ceará Dance College and the Theater Direction College of the Dragon Sea Institute; the Eleazar de Carvalho Chamber Orchestra; and the Basic Principles of Theater Course.
  • Excellent52%
  • Very good37%
  • Average9%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
20 Feb 2017
“Beautiful historic theatre”
15 Oct 2016
“Worth the guided tour”
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Rua Liberato Barroso 525 | Praça José de Alencar, Fortaleza, State of Ceara 60030-160, Brazil
City Center
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+55 85 3101 2583
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Reviewed 20 February 2017

If you happen to be in Fortaleza, make a visit to this historic theatre, it is most unusual, beautiful and interesting. You can enter through the ticket area into an open plaza and then right into the theatre itself, a most unusual location. Outside is...More

Thank Anthony S
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Reviewed 16 October 2016

Remarkable theatre, the guided tour is essential to appreciate its history. Unfortunally it seams the tour is only available in Portuguese, but you should ask at the entrance. The price for the tour is low and even if you don´t speak Portuguese you can tag...More

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Reviewed 14 February 2016

Our ship docked at an industrial pier about 5 miles from the city center. Shuttle buses were provided into the town where there are available taxis but only a few have A/C or English speaking drivers. We were forewarned that some issues involving criminal activity...More

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Reviewed 19 May 2014

I must agree with previous reviewers that this site is very badly organised and the staff lack training. However, I would not dismiss it too quickly as it is a true wonder in this very odd city. The theatre is currently undergoing restoration as it...More

1  Thank Paola B
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Reviewed 8 January 2014

Very bad organisation and service but worth visiting. The place itself is very interesting bud you will need patience and a generous attitude with misinformation about programs and schedule.

1  Thank FabioHB
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Reviewed 29 October 2013

Im not a big fan of those kind of thing normally, but that teatre is nice and worth good there for a little tour.

1  Thank MAnt0ine
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Reviewed 16 September 2013

Beautiful theater, but lacks preservation. Visit it with a guide (costs about US$ 2). And watch out the place, Fortaleza's downtown can be dangerous, especially if you are alone.

1  Thank ines_vieira_99
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Reviewed 12 July 2013

If you are visiting the city of Fortaleza on a cruise ship be prepared for bus loads of passengers at the theatre and only a handful of other tourists.That aside, it was wonderful to see this showy building with a fusion of Victorian classical and...More

1  Thank Globebugs
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Reviewed 16 August 2012

The theater hosted the opening ceremony of an important event, so it was possible to walk through the place, see its many balconies, sit on its straw chairs, and watch an orchestra and a choir, just to realize the acoustics could have been much better....More

1  Thank Daniel-SSA
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Reviewed 10 July 2012

The theater is interesting but need urgent restauration. I am so sorry but the place coul be better.

Thank Viajantte E
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