The emblematic Martí Theater located in Havana will reopen on Monday, February 24th, four decades after closing.
A team of architects, designers, restorers, muralists, researchers, construction workers, carpenters and other experts worked hard to rebuild the so called “one hundred door theater” and return it to its old splendor, adding a modern touch. Restoring it as faithfully as the original theater was the objective of the works and using it for theater performances, musicals, dance shows and meetings.
The theater was known as Irijoa when it opened on June 8, 1884; however, in 1901 it was definitively named after Cuban National Hero, José Martí. Due to its deteriorated structure, it closed in the late 1970’s and it was not until 2000 that works began to rebuild, conserve and renovate the facility at a cost of 22 million pesos.
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