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Help out our local performing arts indu industry by watching a show at these theaters


UP Theater

Magsaysay Ave., Diliman, Quezon City

The University of the Philippine­s’ Theater is home to the performing arts organizati­on Dulaang UP, founded by the late Tony Mabesa, who was a producer of advocacy-driven performanc­es.

Philippine Educationa­l Theater Associatio­n (PETA) 5 Sunnyside Dr, New Manila, Quezon City

A UNESCO Internatio­nal Theater Institute Center, this site is fondly known as the “stage of the nation.” It’s home to the Philippine Educationa­l Theater Associatio­n, which stages plays that tackle societal issues, so it’s seen the radical and diverse evolution of Philippine theater.


University Road, Ateneo de Manila University, Loyola Heights, Quezon City

Apart from housing a co-working space, dance studio and teaching restaurant, Areté—Ateneo de Manila’s art and technology hub—also has its 900-seater proscenium theater, 250-seater black box theater named after the cultural historian Doreen Gamboa Fernandez, and an open-air amphitheat­er for performing arts shows.

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