Folk Arts Theater

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Folk Arts Theater is also known as The Tanghalang Francisco Balagtas. It is one of the performance venues of the Cultural Center of the Philipines. This covered proscenium amphitheater is where entertainment such as popular concerts, musicals and plays are usually staged. It has 8,458 seating capacity in ten sections. The theater takes its name from Francisco Baltazar also known as Francisco Balagtas, in awe to the country's greatest poet. The theater was built in 90 days and was designed by Leandro V. Locsin in 1974.

The building was officially authorized by First Lady Imelda Marcos for the Miss Universe Beauty Pageant in 1974, which was to be held in Manila in the same year.


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