From left: Christopher Mohnani, Alice Reyes, and Fernando Zobel de Ayala

By Carissa Alcantara

It’s time to witness live shows once again at the most iconic theater yet. Ayala Land’s newest Samsung Performing Arts Theater welcomes you back home.

After a long pause, Ayala Land is finally bringing shows back onstage in a new, sophisticated, and very accessible venue. The Samsung Performing Arts Theater is conveniently located in Circuit Makati, thus bringing both local and international productions closer to more Filipinos. 

From left: Ayala Land Project Development Manager of Makati, Misha Quimpo, Ayala Land Makati Marketing Manager Sharon Vital, Ayala Land Vice President and Estate Head of Makati Mel Ignacio, and Ayala Land Makati Project Development Head Shiella Aguilar

The theater will soon host two major productions: “Mula sa Buwan,” a reimagining of Edmond Rostand’s Cyrano de Bergerac, and “We Will Rock You,” a post-apocalyptic rock-powered musical featuring Queen’s greatest hits. The show dates begin on Aug. 26 and Oct. 27, respectively.

Myke Salomon and Gab Pangilinan of Mula sa Buwan

The new theater was meticulously engineered to wow audiences of all ages. Upon entering the ground floor, guests can take a scenic route through the long escalators to the fifth floor, where the ticket outlet is stationed. The high ceilings and windows exude a feeling of grandness while featuring various artworks—including artwork by Jaime Zobel de Ayala in the main hall.

Byeong-In Park, Rachelle Gerodias, and Tessa Prieto

“The Samsung Performing Arts Theater was thoughtfully designed to bring arts and culture to the forefront for the enjoyment and enrichment of many Filipinos. Aside from the audience, we also took our collaborating partners and talents into consideration to ensure that they would feel safe and comfortable as they perform and rehearse in our facilities. We wanted to introduce a theater that is at par with global standards in Makati to further solidify its position as the leading city for arts and culture,” shares Christopher Mohnani, Managing Director of the Samsung Performing Arts Theater. 

Source: Manila Bulletin (