Aguila Descalza Theater

One of the preferred things to do in Medellin by locals and visitors is going to watch a play in one of the city’s theater locations.

The Aguila Descalza Corporation is a non-profit organization that promotes the performing arts, audiovisual production, the creation of their artistic theater group, created by Carlos Mario Aguirre and Cristina Toro, and other national and international artists.

Its building is headquarters of many cultural, architectural and tourist attractions in Medellin.

Things to do in Medellin: Aguila Descalza

Aguila Descalza Medellin theater

Carlos Mario Aguirre created the theater company El Aguila Descalza (Barefoot Eagle) on September 21st, 1980. He was the only permanent actor until 1985, when Cristina Toro entered the group.

During these 30 years of existence the group has performed more than 30 stage productions, 25 national tours, 15 international tours and has produced five plays in DVD format.

They have managed to convene more than three million viewers around their work, in the main cities of the country and abroad. They broke all theater attendance records in Colombia, with works such as: Pais Paisa (Paisa Country), Medio Medellin (Half Medellin), Trapitos al Sol(Dirty laundry), Pecao Mortal (Mortal sin), Colcha de Retazos (patchwork quilt) , Vida de Perros (Dogs’ Life), Cosas de la Vida (Things of Life), El Sueno del Pibe (Boy’s dreams), La Patria Boba (Silly homeland), Historia Medica (Medical History), San Gardel de Medellin (Saint Gardel of Medellin), Ambiente Familiar con Cantaleta (Family atmosphere with nagging), Llevando del Bulto (Wearing the Package), among others.

Things to do in Medellin: Aguila Descalza

Aguila Descalza Medellin theatre

With capacity for 500 spectators, the theater’s premises are a beautiful mansion, part of the city’s architectural heritage, which offers permanent programming and a museum, exhibiting a collection of artworks, paintings, drawings and collages by Carlos Mario Aguirre and other national and international artists.

Location: Carrera 45 D # 59 – 01, Cuba and Chile avenues.
Phone: 284 42 11
Website: http://www.aguiladescalza.com.co


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9 Responses to Aguila Descalza Theater

  1. Beautiful theater.

    Marie Davis December 6, 2012 at 1:25 am
  2. Love this theater!

    Maurice Richards December 18, 2012 at 9:53 am
  3. This theatre company is the best. I hope I can go back and watch some of their funny plays.

    Vick Randall February 12, 2013 at 1:55 am
  4. I really enjoyed a lot of the play I went last year. I definitely come back to your website for more information. Thanks

    Paul Watson February 18, 2013 at 11:46 pm
  5. Medellin has the best places for entertainment. This company makes me laugh a lot with their unique comedies. Nice post.

    Greg Ivanovic February 21, 2013 at 6:09 am
  6. Good comedy and incredible actors. Aguila Descalza is so much fun

    Ian Connor February 22, 2013 at 12:32 am
  7. Incredible funny plays. This is a unique place to enjoy and learn about Colombian culture

    Olga Allen February 27, 2013 at 2:06 pm
  8. The very best theatre plays in Medellin. Thanks for sharing

    Frank Costas March 2, 2013 at 9:51 pm
  9. Great place and I recommend it highly.

    Derrick Coe March 20, 2013 at 10:32 am
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