Teatro la Perla

Teatro la Perla is the largest indoor theater in the country of Puerto Rico with seating for over 1,000 people. The theater was originally built in 1864, however it was mostly destroyed by the 1918 earthquake and fires that hit the Ponce area hard. Teatro la Perla was eventually rebuilt and reopened in 1941 with most of the original features.

Teatro la Perla is about one block east of Plaza de las Delicias in Ponce at the corner of Cristina Street and Mayor Street. It also contains a small museum highlighting the history of the building.

Teatro la Perla is free of charge to tour. It is open weekdays (Monday through Friday) from 8am to 4:30pm for tours except when there are performances going on. Call the theater at 787-843-4322 to find out about concerts, plays, operas, or other performances as well as to confirm operating hours.