This theater’s story began in 1897, with the opening of a wooden gymnasium, with velodrome, stands and bar. In 1909, the gym was replaced by a theater with seating for 1,500 and acoustics that were pronounced perfect. In 1924, it was reopened as it is today, with 2,300 seats. The distinctive décor includes the work of Italian artist Adolfo Fonzari in the main foyer, which is lit by 39 chandeliers. The horseshoe-shaped stage means that every detail can be seen and the orchestra pit holds 100 musicians. The building was used extensively for political activities and the restored theater was reopened in 2006.