The Sala Lavarden is an important theater in Rosario, province of Santa Fe, Argentina. It is formally called Teatro Provincial Manuel Jose de Lavarden and is part of the culture center of the same name, in turn administered by the provincial state.
At present the theater has a capacity for 400 attendants. It is hosted in a luxurious palace-like building on the corner of Mendoza St. and Sarmiento St. in downtown Rosario, which has an area of 1,242 m in six floors and two underground levels.
The building was started in 1925 as the seat of the Argentine Agrarian Federation, and inaugurated as such on 3 March 1927. The theater itself was opened on 23 June as a cinema (Cine La Federacion). The effects of the Great Depression caused the Federation to be unable to pay the installments of the loan requested for the building, which was finally given over to the provincial state. In 1933 it was in turn ceded to the national Ministry of Agriculture and Animal Husbandry. The Ministry authorized the provincial state to use the theater room again in 1965 (it was being employed as a warehouse). It was then renamed after Manuel Jose de Lavarden, a renowned poet and scriptwriter.
Centro Cultural Lavarden.Ministry of Culture of Santa Fe Cultural centers.
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