IN PHOTOS: A glimpse of the Metropolitan Theater before it’s 2021 opening

Published January 18, 2021, 11:20 AM

by John Legaspi

The Metropolitan Theater

One of the many things the local art scene is looking forward this year is the opening of the Metropolitan Theater (Met). The National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA), together with the City of Manila led by Mayor Francisco “Isko” Moreno Domagoso and other partners, has been tirelessly to bring back the theater to its former glory. 

The theater’s inaguration, which is slated to happen on April 2021, will house the quincentennial evening show to commemorate the 500th anniversary of the Victory at Mactan. This will serve as the maiden show of Met after 25 years since its closure in 1996.

“Doors of the newly restored Met will be open to all Filipinos from all classes of our society. For this is the people’s theater,” says NCCA chairman Arsenio “Nick” Lizaso, sharing images of the newly restored Met. “The inauguration of the new Met is the culmination of a long arduous journey. This has been made possible by the determinated effort of a long line of individuals who share a common dream to bring back to life one of our nation’s cultural treasures. We will strive to do our best to be worthy of this collective effort as well as the high expectations of our people.” 

Feast your eyes on the revived beauty of the Met.

Images are from NCCA Public Affairs and Information Section/Paul Sugano