Extension Center of the National Institute, CEINA


Arturo Prat 33


Monday to Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.

Saturdays and Sundays from 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.




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It is a spectacular meeting and experimentation space around art, culture, science and technology for the National Institute and the community in general.

CEINA has a variety of versatile locations for shows, cultural meetings, seminars and private events, in addition to hosting the activities of Cine Arte Alameda, whose building at Alameda 139 suffered a fire in December 2019.

Among its spaces, the Theater stands out with 794 seats and 8 places for people with disabilities; Aula Magna, designed to host various events and shows such as theater, dance (contemporary, modern, hip hop and part of the classical repertoire), sound music, chamber music, symphonic and jazz, among others. The Foyer is adapted for exhibitions of visual artists, ranging from intervention to exhibitions of national painters and photographers. It also has the Black Room with a linoleum floor for dance expressions and a spectacular 1,000 m2 roof terrace, ideal for outdoor cultural activities.


Its construction began in 1962, after the architect José Llambías won the public tender for the building with a modernist architectural perspective. Years later the work was abandoned due to lack of resources, until in 2015 the challenge of fitting it out with respect for the materials and expressiveness of the original design was raised, in addition to recovering the mural by the kinetic artist Miguel Cosgrove.


Arturo Prat, 33, Santiago.

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