Belize City Performing Arts

Bliss Center for the Performing Arts

  • 2 Southern Foreshore Map It
  • Commercial District
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Published 03/09/2017

Fodor's Review

Overlooking the harbor from the Southern Foreshore near the Supreme Court, this building houses the Institute of Creative Arts and hosts cultural and arts events throughout the year–-on a Saturday night you could hear a Mayan singer from Toledo or a marimba band from Benque Viejo del Carmen. Part of NICH, the National Institute of Culture and History, the center's 600-seat theater is headquarters for the Belize International Film Festival, usually held in July. Dramas, children's festivals, dance, art displays, and other cultural and musical performances take place at various times. It also houses a small art gallery with a George Gabb sculpture, Sleeping Giant, which appears as the watermark on Belize five-dollar bills. Most shows are in English, with Creole often mixed in. Ticket prices vary but typically range from BZ$10 to BZ$40.

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2 Southern Foreshore, between Church and Bishop Sts., Belize City, Belize District, Belize

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Published 03/09/2017


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