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Degollado Theater (Teatro Degollado)
Degollado Theater (Teatro Degollado)

Degollado Theater (Teatro Degollado)

Belén s/n esq. Morelos, Centro Histórico, Guadalajara, Jalisco, CP 44100

The Basics

Taking a lap of the exterior is highly recommended, but it’s essential to step inside the Teatro Degollado to fully appreciate just how impressive the 19th-century building really is. Travelers can learn more about the magnificent "Divine Comedy" fresco which dominates the interior dome on a guided city tour, ideal for those interested in the wider Mexican muralism movement. Meanwhile, visitors looking for a comprehensive overview of Mexico’s colonial history can also experience this famous Guadalajara theater as part of a multi-day, multi-stop package.

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Things to Know Before You Go

  • Dance enthusiasts shouldn’t miss an elegant ballet performance at the Teatro Degollado.

  • Teatro Degollado is also a must for music lovers—it regularly hosts the Jalisco Philharmonic Orchestra.

  • Concert tickets often sell out fast, so consider booking in advance.

  • Travelers with mobility issues may find balcony seats tricky to navigate.

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How to Get There

Teatro Degollado is centrally located along Avenida Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla, in the heart of Guadalajara’s historic center. Find it just off the Plaza de la Liberación and opposite the Guadalajara Cathedral. The closest Tren Ligero stop is Plaza Universidad. If you’re unsure about making your own way there, consider booking a tour which includes guided arrival arrangements.

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When to Get There

There’s typically free entry for curious spectators wanting to get a glimpse of the opulent interior between 10am and 2pm, Tuesday through Sunday, at the Teatro Degollado. However, the theater often closes for public holidays. Entrance for shows varies in terms of both timing and price though, so be sure to consult the official website for more details.

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Catch a Show at Teatro Degollado

Given the historic and cultural significance of Teatro Degollado, there are a number of institutions which perform there on a regular basis. For an immersive night at the theater, look out for shows by the Philharmonic Orchestra of Jalisco, as well as the Ballet Folklorico of the University of Guadalajara, and the Guadalajara City Ballet.

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