Dom Pedro V Theater

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Built in 1860, the Dom Pedro V Theater on St. Augustine's Square in Macau is reputed the first Western-style theater in China. As a cultural landmark of the Macau community, it is used for important public events and celebrations till today.

In the neo-classical style, the floor plan of the theater has a lobby area, a small ballroom, and a circular auditorium with a stage and long corridors on both sides. A flight of stairs leads from the side corridors to the first floor where 10 pillars in the auditorium area support a crescent-shaped balcony. The 16-m-high main façade is topped by a triangular pediment with three 6-m-high and 3-m-wide arches, supported by four sets of Ionic pilasters. The building is painted pale green, with matching dark green doors, windows and red roof tiles.

Dom Pedro V Theater