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Folk Arts Theater, Manila

Folk Arts Theater - Manila, Philippines
Folk Arts Theater
Roxas Boulevard, Pasay City, Philippines 1004Map
Cultural Center of the Philippines Complex
+63 2 832 1125

Built at about the same time as the Cultural Center of the Philippines, the Folk Arts Theater (also known as Tanghalang Francisco Balagtas) was intended as a venue for popular forms of entertainment such as local folk dances and performances by visiting pop stars. The building is a semi-open auditorium without walls or air conditioning (presumably, the breeze blowing inland from nearby Manila Bay was expected to do the job), and was actively used in the 1980s and early 1990s. Having been superseded by the better-equipped Philippine International Convention Center (PICC), it has now entered into a comparatively fallow period.

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