The theater of Iquique was built in 1889 and was formally inaugurated on January 1 of 1890, during the time of nitrate. Casi íntegramente construido con madera de pino oregón traída especialmente desde Estados Unidos. Almost entirely built of wood of Douglas fir brought especially from the United States. Great artists of the time spent on this palace among which are: Sarah Bernhardt, Antonio Vico, Della Guardia and The Fregoli.
The orientation of the boxes, the sky, under the front stage and the attention of tourists coming to Iquique by her great figure and opulence.
The floor of the Municipal Theater of Iquique is located next to the Plaza Prat and this is where there have been cultural and arts events while repair projects.