Architecture for the Performing Arts: 15 Venues in Mexico

The performing arts encompass all disciplines that are performed on a stage. However, the most important ones are theatre, music, and dance. Parades, religious processions and holiday celebrations all have a distinct scenic quality. This is why stage space is important for not only the presentation of these disciplines, but also for carrying out an entire bodily and spatial process that’s supported by architecture.

Architecture for the performing arts includes theatres, cinemas and amphitheatres. These spaces are also known as auditoriums. Their purpose is to create a comfortable, functional space that is both for performers and for large numbers of spectators. The design of a theatre, cinema, amphitheatre, cultural centre or auditorium must take into account many aspects such as isoptics, spatial distribution and acoustics. We have put together a list with 15 buildings that can be used to help you understand the relationship between architecture, the performing arts, and design. For the full list, please read on.

Frontón México / Moyao Architects

Frontón México / Moyao Arquitectos. Image © Jaime Navarro
Frontón México / Moyao Arquitectos. Image © Jaime Navarro

Anahuac Mexicanesque Cultural Centre / Grinberg + Topelson Architects + Broissin

Centro cultural mexiquense Anahuac / Grinberg + Topelson Arquitectos + Broissin. Image © Alexandre d’ La Roche
Centro cultural mexiquense Anahuac / Grinberg + Topelson Arquitectos + Broissin. Image © Alexandre d’ La Roche

Palace for Mexican Music / Alejandro Medina Arquitectura + Reyes Ríos + Larraín arquitectos + Muñoz arquitectos + Quesnel arquitectos

Palacio de la Música / Alejandro Medina Arquitectura + Reyes Ríos + Larraín arquitectos + Muñoz arquitectos + Quesnel arquitectos. Image © Onnis Luque
Palacio de la Música / Alejandro Medina Arquitectura + Reyes Ríos + Larraín arquitectos + Muñoz arquitectos + Quesnel arquitectos. Image © Onnis Luque

Foro Boca / Rojkind Arquitectos

Foro Boca / Rojkind Arquitectos. Image © Jaime Navarro
Foro Boca / Rojkind Arquitectos. Image © Jaime Navarro

Teopanzolco Cultural Center / Isaac Broid + PRODUCTORA

Centro Cultural Teopanzolco / Isaac Broid + PRODUCTORA. Image © Jaime Navarro
Centro Cultural Teopanzolco / Isaac Broid + PRODUCTORA. Image © Jaime Navarro

La Teatrería / BBL Architects

La Teatrería / BBL Arquitectos
. Image © Bartek Lewicki
La Teatrería / BBL Arquitectos. Image © Bartek Lewicki

Plaza Mariana / FR-EE / Fernando Romero Enterprise

Plaza Mariana / FR-EE / Fernando Romero Enterprise. Image Cortesía de FR-EE
Plaza Mariana / FR-EE / Fernando Romero Enterprise. Image Cortesía de FR-EE

Blackberry Auditorium / Estudio Atemporal

Auditorio Blackberry / Estudio Atemporal. Image © Luis Gallardo
Auditorio Blackberry / Estudio Atemporal. Image © Luis Gallardo

Cervantes Theater / Ensamble Studio

Teatro Cervantes / ENSAMBLE STUDIO. Image © Roland Halbe
Teatro Cervantes / ENSAMBLE STUDIO. Image © Roland Halbe

Rehabilitation of “La Concha Acústica” of Agua Azul Park / S2 Architecture

Rehabilitación de "La Concha Acústica" del Parque Agua Azul / S2 Arquitectura. Image © Carlos Garza
Rehabilitación de “La Concha Acústica” del Parque Agua Azul / S2 Arquitectura. Image © Carlos Garza

Cineteca Nacional Siglo XXI / Rojkind Arquitectos

Cineteca Nacional Siglo XXI / Rojkind Arquitectos. Image © Paul Rivera
Cineteca Nacional Siglo XXI / Rojkind Arquitectos. Image © Paul Rivera

CCD Digital Culture Centre / at103

Centro de Cultura Digital CCD / at103. Image Cortesía de at103
Centro de Cultura Digital CCD / at103. Image Cortesía de at103

El Plaza Condesa / Muñohierro + Esrawe Studio

El Plaza Condesa / Muñohierro + Esrawe Studio. Image © Paul Rivera
El Plaza Condesa / Muñohierro + Esrawe Studio. Image © Paul Rivera