About the Auditorio de Tenerife
The Auditorio de Tenerife, also known as the Tenerife Auditorium, is an iconic modern building known for being one of the most recognizable landmarks of the city and is considered one of the finest examples of contemporary architecture in Spain.
The auditorium was designed by Spanish architect Santiago Calatrava and was inaugurated in 2003. It is composed of several different structures, including a main auditorium, a chamber hall, and a large entrance hall. The main auditorium, which seats over 1,600 people, is known for its distinctive, wave-like roof, which is inspired by the sails of a boat and is made of white concrete and steel.
The interior of the auditorium is equally impressive, with a sleek and modern design that features extensive use of white marble and a large, circular stage that can be adjusted to different configurations. The chamber hall, which seats 400 people, is more intimate and is often used for smaller concerts and events.
The auditorium is a cultural center that hosts a variety of events throughout the year, including classical music concerts, opera performances, dance shows, theater productions, and exhibitions. It is also home to the Tenerife Symphony Orchestra and the Tenerife Opera Festival, two of the most prestigious cultural institutions in the Canary Islands.
Exploring the Auditorio de Tenerife
There is a great parking spot under the theatre that you would miss if you didn’t know where it was but you can find the entrance exactly here.
We strongly recommend walking all the way around the outside of the theatre as every angle gives a new wonderfull picture. There are lots of hidden details even in the coastal defense boulders around the retaining wall, see if you can find them from above!
Who has performed there?
Many famous artists and ensembles have performed at this venue over the years, including:
- Plácido Domingo
- Andrea Bocelli
- Luciano Pavarotti
- The Philadelphia Orchestra
- The Bolshoi Ballet
- The Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
- The Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra
- José Carreras
- Julio Iglesias
- Sarah Brightman
- Wynton Marsalis
- Paco de Lucía
- Pablo Alborán
- Ana Belén