Mérida shows and sporting events are varied. Most artistic events are held in the city’s theaters, many of which boast majestic architecture.
The French Neoclassical José Peon Contreras Theater located in the historic center boasts a grand staircase of carrera marble leading to the auditorium and upper foyer.
Completely different in style is the Art Deco Mérida Theater. It is one of the most important cultural forums in the city and where major concerts and plays are staged.