Representatives and lovers of world stage art return their attention to Bogota, the city that every two years turns into the stage of one of the most important theatrical events in the world: the Ibero-American Theater Festival. From March 16 to April 1, the capital of Colombia will be filled with magic with the production of more than 40 plays, dances, a clown, music and cabaret from 15 countries.


During this edition, which is the sixteenth, the festival will celebrate the 30th anniversary of its creation. Fanny Mikey (1930-2008) -actor, director and businesswoman of Colombian-Argentinean theater- and Ramiro Osorio - Colombian cultural leader- were the founders of this extraordinary event, which was created with the goal of celebrating the 450th anniversary of the birth of Bogotá. Since then, the Festival has been held every two years and has become the largest theater event in Latin America.

The guest country is Argentina, who will amaze attendees with renowned international directors such as Alejandro Tantanian and Mauricio Kartun, and long-time actors like Marilú Marini. A tribute will also be paid to Tomaž Pandur (1963-2016), a Slovenian dramatist who has been an icon of the Ibero-American Theater Festival since 1990.


Where: a total of 23 theaters were arranged for the festival. The main ones will be the Santamaría Bullring and Simón Bolívar Park. Learn about the rest of the amphitheaters.

Tickets: go to or call the call center 5936300 to purchase tickets.

Exhibits: Discover in this link the plays you want to see. Among the classic pieces are Macbeth by director Alessandro Serra and the Italian company Serdegna Teatro; and Pinocchio, by Roseland Musical, an adaptation of Carlo Collodi's classic. Those looking for a more musical show can attend Afrogitano, the work of Curro de Candela, an exponent of contemporary flamenco, while fans of circus and jazz will have their space with Scotch and Soda, by Company 2, in cabaret format.

Travel Tip: The Ibero-American Theater Festival is one of the many shows that take place in this country. Discover in this link the Festivals and Cultural Events in Colombia that are held every year and include these cultural activities in your itinerary.

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By: Daytours4u Content Team