Auditorio Nacional (Mexico)

National Auditorium (Spanish: Auditorio Nacional) is an entertainment center at Paseo de la Reforma #50, Chapultepec in Mexico City.

Auditorio Nacional
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Auditorio Nacional is located in Mexico City Central
Auditorio Nacional
Auditorio Nacional
Location in central/western Mexico City
Former namesAuditorio Municipal
LocationMexico City, Mexico
Coordinates19°25′29″N 99°11′41.70″W / 19.42472°N 99.1949167°W / 19.42472; -99.1949167
Public transitMexico City Metro Mexico City Metro Line 7 Auditorio
ArchitectFernando Peña
Ingenieros Óscar de Buen y Guillermo Salazar Polanco
Teodoro González de León (remodel)
Abraham Zabludovsky(remodel)

The National Auditorium is considered among the world's best venues by specialized media.[weasel words] It was designed by Mexican architects Pedro Ramírez Vázquez and Gonzalo Ramírez del Sordo, and remodeled by Abraham Zabludovsky and Teodoro González de León. Concerts, art, theatre, dance, and more are hosted at the venue.

It also has a small venue available for smaller events, called Auditorio Lunario. The auditorium's total seating capacity is currently 9,366, and it also has two levels of parking and a stage 23 meters high by 23 meters wide.


Interior of the National Auditorium
Mockup of the original auditorium.

Constructed in 1952, it was used for volleyball and basketball matches of the 1954 Central American and Caribbean Games and had seen performances of the San Francisco Ballet and New York Philharmonic in 1958. The auditorium was the venue for the gymnastics events at the 1968 Summer Olympics.

Since the 1970s, it has been used primarily for international music, song, dance and film festivals, fairs and exhibitions.

From 1988 to 1990, the auditorium went through an 18-months-long renovation, designed by architects Abraham Zaludovsky and Teodoro Gonzalez de Leon, which brought it to the current design.

It hosted the 1993 and 2007 Miss Universe pageants.

On August 12, 1998, Barney, Baby Bop, BJ and their friends: Professor Tinkerputt & Mother Goose performed here during the Mexican tour for Barney's Big Surprise.

In 2007, the American magazine Pollstar made the National Auditorium a nominee for International Theatre of the Year.[1]

In November 2007, the Auditorio Nacional won the Billboard Touring Award for best concert venue under 10,000 seats.[2]

Auditorio Nacional houses the largest pipe organ in Latin America.[citation needed]

In 2016, it hosted the premiere of the largely anticipated comic-book film, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. In 2024, it hosted the world premiere of Dune: Part Two.[3]


  1. ^ "Pollstar - Welcome to the New Pollstar!". Archived from the original on 2015-05-09. Retrieved 2016-04-02.
  2. ^ "The Police Win Big At Billboard Touring Awards – Billboard".
  3. ^ Rockson, Gabrielle (February 7, 2024). "Zendaya and Florence Pugh Slay the Red Carpet at Dune: Part Two Premiere in Mexico City". People. Archived from the original on February 9, 2024. Retrieved February 15, 2024.
Preceded by Miss Universe venue
Succeeded by