Hidalgo Theater - Colima


The construction of this neo gothic style building started in 1873 under the supervision and design of Don Lucio Uribe, and it was inaugurated on September 15, 1883 to honor the priest Don Miguel Hidalgo, leader of the Mexican Independence Movement and parish priest of Colima in 1791. Shortly after the inauguration, the then governor of Colima, Francisco de Santa Cruz, changed the name of the theater, it was until 1914 that it recovered its original name. It was the forum for the main European companies of Zarzuela until 1941, when the roof collapsed due to an earthquake that struck the city. For several years it was occasionally used for cockfights, wrestling and boxing encounters and bullfights. The theater was later remodeled by the Ministry of Urban Development of the State and re inaugurated in 1961. In 1996, the Ministry of Culture of the Government of the State of Colima negotiated several supports for the theater, among those; it obtained an illumination and sound equipment as a donation from Japan. In 1997, through the Program to Support Cultural Infrastructure of the States (PAICE) administered by Conaculta, one of the galleries, the dressing rooms and the stage were restored, as well as replacing the damaged seats and equipping the space with a computer, air conditioning and stage sets. It is currently considered one of the most beautiful theaters in the country and the most important cultural forum in the state. It holds theater plays, dance, children shows, festivals, conferences and assemblies.


Degollado , esquina con Independencia, Col. Colima Centro, C.P. 28000, Colima, Colima


From Monday to Friday, 10:00 - 15:00 hrs.
De lunes a viernes, 17:00 - 20:00 hrs.


Entertainment room | Cultural events area


Sergio Arturo Morales Hernández
Tel. (312) 312 1231


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December 06 2019