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Teatro Gran Rex

The Teatro Gran Rex is an Art Deco style theatre in Buenos Aires, Argentina which opened on July 8, 1937, as the largest cinema in South America.

Located near the centre of the city at 857 Corrientes Avenue, it was designed by the architect Alberto Prebisch, who was also in charge of the construction of the Obelisk, one of the main icons of the city.

The design of the interior was influenced by that of Radio City Music Hall in New York and construction of the theatre was completed in just seven months in association with the engineer Adolfo Moret. The opening caused a sensation and the Argentine intellectual Victoria Ocampo praised the theatre as an outstanding example of modern architecture from the pages of her influential literary journal, Sur.

Today the theatre has 3,300 seats and, together with the Teatro Opera on the opposite side of the street, is one of the city's most important venues for the staging of international shows.

Chiquititas is the highest-grossing event in the history of the theater. Based on the children-oriented soap of the same name and with the complete cast of the show, six different live musicals were made at Gran Rex during the Winter Vacation from 1996 to 2001. Over 1 million tickets were sold, with the 1998 season being the highest-selling season ever (and the highest attendance ever at Gran Rex up to this days): 240,000 tickets sold.



Jason Mraz Rolling Stone




Michael Buble


KT Tunstall

Bela Fleck & The Flecktones

Medeski Martin & Wood

Echo & the Bunnymen

Liza Minnelli


Steve Vai

Alice Cooper

Dolores O'Riordan

Electric Light Orchestra

Def Leppard

Alan Parsons

Gloria Gaynor

Flex (singer)

Cat Power Rolling Stone

Aimee Mann La Capital

Cassandra Wilson La Manana Neuquen


Ernesto Katzenstein. Argentine Architecture of the Thirties, J. Decorative & Propaganda Arts, Argentine Theme Issue, 1992.

Mimi Bohm. 'Buenos Aires Art Deco y Racionalismo''. Ediciones Xavier Verstraeten, Buenos Aires, 2008.

Arquitectura: Raul Prebisch

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