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Port Louis Theatre

Port Louis Theatre

Port Louis Theatre

Port Louis Theatre (Remy Ollier Street, Port Louis) – this theater (the oldest in the Indian Ocean region) was built in 1822 by the first British Governor of Mauritius (Sir. Robert Farquhar), in response to local demand for quality entertainment. This 600-seat theater is decorated in a classic London theater style. Mauritian artists and international troupes would regularly frequent the theatre for a long winter season of plays and opera, performing such works as La Bohême, The Barber of Seville, Il Trovatore, Rigoletto and Aïda. Night trains were even provided to allow opera-goers to return home late at night after the performances and the cultural reviews Port Louis Mondain and Maurice Théâtre covered events in the press. The theatre is currently closed and undergoing renovations.