Hidalgo Theater, Ignacio Retes

  • CATEGORY: Theater
  • PHONES: (55) 5326 5445


The theater was built between 1958 and 1962 when Benito Coquet was in charge of the IMSS [Mexican Institute of Social Security] within a frame of a broad program of social benefit for the employees of the institute. According to the architect, Alejandro Prieto, this space represent the end of the search for space solutions for theater that began with the Teatro de los Insurgentes, by the same architect. This facility was severely damaged in the 1985 earthquake and it went under a remodeling that altered substantially the previous space and function solutions to adapt the space for the new demands dramaturgy requires. The first play that took place was Aeschylus’ The Oresteia directed by Ignacio Retes.


Av. Hidalgo 23, esquina con Av. Juárez, Col. Centro (Área 5), Cuauhtémoc, C.P. 6050, México, Ciudad de México


From Monday to Sunday, 10:00 - 20:00 hrs.
Costo según evento.


Edgar de Lucio
Tel. (55) 5326 5445