Ocampo Theater, Morelia


It was built during the first half of the 19th century (1829-1829), on a plot that belongs to the Brotherhood of the Blood of Christ. D. Luis Zapari was responsible of the architectural project. Since then, the life of the old Coliseum, then called Ocampo Theater in honor of the illustrious patrician of the Reform Was, has been closely linked to the history of the city.  

D. Justo Mendoza’s government undertook the task to rebuild it and promulgated the Law 26 (April 2nd, 1868), entrusting the reconstruction to the engineer Juan Bochotnicki. It was until 1870 when the work was finished; in the proscenium arch was placed a bass-relief effigy of Don Melchor Ocampo. In 1962 it was reformed again, Manuel González Galván designed the façade, trying to give it the style of Morelia.

Again it was remodeled, renovated and equipped by the Government of the State of Michoacán and Conaculta through the PAICE, in 2001 and 2010 as part of the Bicentennial of the Independence and Centennial of the Mexican Revolution.


Melchor Ocampo 256, esquina con Guillermo Prieto, Col. Morelia Centro, C.P. 58000, Morelia, Michoacán


From Monday to Friday, 09:00 - 15:00 hrs.
De lunes a viernes, 18:00 - 22:00 hrs.
El costo de acceso varía de acuerdo a la actividad en el recinto.


Lobby | Pay phone | Ticket office | Lavatories | Café


Lic. Arturo Soria Castelano
Tel. (443) 312 3734


October 29 to 31 2019

OSIDEM and Sergio Vargas

November 22 2019


November 17 2019