Its architect Antonio May managed to give the building the necessary requirements for comfort, capacity, ventilation and acoustics. Raised in one end of the Alameda de Isabel II then a few meters from the door of Monserrate in Havana's Wall, had 90 boxes and 22 rows of crescents and a minimum capacity of two thousand people, but with a high possibility of reaching five.
The first performance of the season occurred on April 15, 1838 with the play "Don Juan of Austria", played by the now famous Cuban actor Francisco Covarrubias.
Then it became fashionable to say to go to Havana without visiting the heel, it was like being in the Italian city of Pisa and the leaning tower reached up.
Became the luxury of heel that by the time they sang some verses, in which he said "has three things that cause admiration Havana: El Morro, La Cabaña and Tacon Theatre".
Under the grouping gaitos remodeled the building that today holds the image and renamed National Theatre.
Began another stage of glory to the theater, other personalities that added to the list of those who had come to the scene, including the poet Gertrudis Gómez de Avellaneda Camagüey who was crowned in an unusual ceremony on the evening of January 27 1860.
The most important is the room spaces "Garcia Lorca", which had its first performances in November 1837 and officially opened in April 1838.
Active since then, whose stage companies have passed and most significant figures of world art, as the dancers Anna Pavlova and Alicia Alonso, actresses Sarah Bernhardt and Eleonora Dusse, the sopranos Adelina Patti and Victoria de los Angeles, the tenor Enrico Caruso the "dancers" Carmen Amaya and Antonio Gades, musicians Arthur Rubinstein and Sergei Rachmaninoff and many other high-profile personalities international nineteenth and twentieth centuries.