Clarion Victoria Hotel and Suites Panama
Calle D, El Cangrejo
Panama City, 0
Phone: (507) 395 9000
Fax: (507) 395 9001
Offering slot machines, card tables, and super service, Crown Casinos makes its appearance as a carnival of gaming in downtown Panama City. A daily "Happy Hour" starting at 5p and leisurely winding up at 10p keeps patrons pleased with outrageously low-priced mixed drinks. A slightly more casual atmosphere than many other casinos means that people-watchers should be alert for some silly behavior as the evening marches on—especially interactions with the mirrored walls.
With a capacity for 100, this theater is located in the El Cangrejo area of Panama City. Check the website for a list of upcoming shows.
Located in Fort Amador, the Figali Convention Center hosts the biggest cultural and sports events in the city, including concerts, ice skating competitions, beauty pageants and more.
Teatro Bambalinas was created to stage productions for kids, and is located in Paitilla. Check their website for details on upcoming shows.
Founded in 2000, The ABA Theater offers theater workshops and other cultural events. Between 13 and 16 productions are presented each year.
The Atlapa Convention Center Theater, named "Anayansi," has a capacity for 2,806 people, and features the necessary equipment for many different artistic performances.
Supporting the most spectacular notions of how a night at the theater should be hosted, the Teatro Nacional of San Felipe dazzles the crowds with its every nook. Reds, yellows, and pinks color the bold exterior, with classical statues tucked into a series of alcoves. The interior blooms with golden and scarlet tiered balconies, chandeliers, ceiling murals and frescoes depicting scenes from Panama's history and Greek mythology. Originally a convent and then an army barracks, the Teatro was remodeled in 1908, restored in 1974, and once more in 2004 after a partial roof collapse. The interior is so remarkable that visitors pay simply to enter and take a look around, but entering as a member of the audience for theater, classical orchestra concerts, or ballet performances is generally preferable.
In the rich historical setting of a neighborhood that has been inhabited since the 17th century, contemporary culture is enriched by the physical surroundings that have witnessed hundreds of years of human activity. Today, Casa Góngora hosts free jazz concerts and a variety of art exhibits surrounded by restored woodwork and 18th-century architecture. The structure was built in 1756 to be the home of a Spanish pearl merchant, and survived three fires during years of use as a church and then as a small museum. An early 21st-century restoration accompanied the installation of the Casa de la Cultura y del Artista Panameña, a vibrant cultural center managed by the township. The schedule includes art exhibitions, folkloric presentations, fashion shows, and free jazz concerts every Wednesday at 8p.
Absolutely unique among the mainstream bars and clubs in Panama City, La Casona de las Brujas hosts an unerringly fascinating program of live concerts, edge art exhibits, and screenings of alternative films in a generally mellow and informal atmosphere. The mission of the Casona is based on recognizing the importance of young, experimental art in all its forms. It is located just on the eastern side of Plaza Herrera inside an old run-down mansion with a large interior courtyard and a stage out back. Saturdays are often jazz night, with live performances, and the social scene is impressively diverse. A cover charge opens the place up in the evenings Wednesday through Saturday, but exact hours vary depending on the event schedule.
A prominent stadium located in the norther part of the city, just by the National Park, the Estadio Nacional de Panamá, also known as Rodney Carew Stadium, is a multi-functional facility in the city. Dedicated primarily to baseball, the stadium boasts a well-maintained pitch and a practice pitch, complete with bleachers, players' booths, and electronic scoreboard. The stadium boasts a capacity of about 27,000 and is the venue for several prominent local as well as international matches. Besides baseball, the stadium also plays host to many community and cultural events. See the website to know more.
Opened in 1970, this arena has a capacity for 18,000 people and was restored between 2008-2009. Formerly known as Gimnasio Nuevo Panamá, today, it is named after Panamanian boxer Roberto Durán.
The Teatro en Círculo Association is a non-profit organization founded in 1961 which has been thriving for many years. Now, the venue is comprised of a theater with a capacity for 242 people, where the audience can enjoy many different kinds of cultural and theatrical events.