Peru: Restoration of Teatro Municipal de Lima has begun

Living in Peru
Israel J. Ruiz

Just over three months after it was announced that the Teatro Municipal de Lima or Lima’s Municipal Theater would be repaired and restored, reconstruction of the famous theater has begun.

Ten years after a disastrous fire partially destroyed the theater, which was home to the city’s most famous opera, ballet and drama acts, 30 million soles will be invested in revamping it.

The project is to take eighteen months and will be funded by money generated by the city’s new fountain park, said architect Flor de María Valladolid, also the president of Lima’s Municipal Real Estate Company (EMILIMA).

Valladolid explained EMILIMA had taken charge of the project three months ago and had made the necessary adjustments to the original proposal to fit the municipality’s technical requirements.

The municipality has established that the theater must be completely restored to its original state and must have the most advanced technology.

It was reported that among improvements to be made are 181 modern and comfortable seats along with a 150-space parking lot.