Théâtre Municipal (Municipal Theatre), Tunis
The first theatre was built to hold 856 patrons. It was demolished in 1909 in order to be expanded both for patrons and performers. The theatre reopened with a 1,350-seat capacity in 1912.
In the 1980s, a plan was nearly carried out that would have demolished the theatre to make room for a commercial area. Public outcry prevented the destruction of the theatre, which was instead protected and preserved.
The theatre offers a variety of performances that appear throughout the year. Operas, ballets, symphonies and dramas are all commonly seen at the Municipal Theatre. It is the home of the Tunisian Symphony Orchestra and plays host to Carthage Theatre Days that is celebrated during Ramadan.
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