The Macedonio Alcala Theater was built 1903-09. Originally it was the theater/casino Luis Mier y Teran. Later it became the General Jesus Carranza. It is currently called the Macedonio Alcala Theater in honor of the Oaxacan composer of the waltz, Dios Nunca Muere.|
The theater is used for a variety of performances but events do not occur frequently. There is a web site, listed above, but you may find amore up to date list of events in Margaret Barclay's Oaxaca Calendar
The building has renaissance influence. The horseshoe-shaped auditorium on the inside is of the imperial style. The ceiling features a painting exhibiting Greek influence. Extensive renovations occurred in 1974 and there were more repairs following a 1999 earthquake.