Spaces

Areté offers three theater spaces for performances, events, and exhibits. Two of these are housed in the Soledad V. Pangilinan Arts Wing: the 840-seater Hyundai Hall with raked orchestra and balcony seats, and the 200-seater Doreen Black Box Theater which users can reconfigure to suit their needs.

Both venues have excellent acoustics, state-of-the art sound and light equipment, dressing room areas, and at the Hyundai, a movie screen and over 60 battens for set installations. The third space is the Ignacio B. Gimenez Amphitheater, an open-air venue, occasionally featuring an art installation piece, ideal for as many as 300 people gathered to enjoy an event and dine al fresco.

Hyundai Hall


Areté's 840-seater proscenium theater. The Resident Technical Director, and tech crew assist productions and event organizers in setting up and running a show.

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The Doreen Black Box


A 200-seater black box theater named after cultural historian Doreen Gamboa-Fernandez

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Suthira B Zalamea Lobby


The main lobby of the Soledad V. Pangilinan Arts Wing where the audience of Hyundai Hall assemble, and guests of the Ateneo Art Gallery can browse the museum shop. This can also be used as an event space and can accommodate 80-100

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Jose Mari Chan Lobby


A lobby where the audiences of Hyundai Hall’s balcony area gather before entering the theater. It can accommodate up to 50 people for cocktails.

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Salvador Bernal Lobby


A lobby where the audiences of The Doreen Black Box gather before entering the theater. It can accommodate up to 50 people for cocktails.

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Ignacio B. Gimenez Amphitheater


An open air space for people to gather, it is a performance and an event space that can accommodate 300.

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Ubuntu Space


The main entry way of Areté, where the doors of the George SK Ty Learning Innovation Wing and the Soledad V. Pangilinan Arts Wing are located on either side of the space. It is a covered area overlooking the Ignacio B. Gimenez Amphitheater. It is a space for large art installations and events that can hold up to 80 people standing.

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The Loft


A fully airconditioned events space that can accommodate 200. Comes with a Male and Female toilet.

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National Bookstore Atelier


The studio is where drawing and painting classes are held. It has two sinks whose waste is directed to a separate treatment area. The LED lighting is meant to mimic daylight. It comes with large tables and can fit 40 people.

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William and Claire Tan Untiong, Joseph and Gemma Tanbuntiong Performing Arts Studio


An open space with sprung floors meant to accommodate performing arts classes and rehearsals. The William and Claire Studio is a music studio that can accommodate up to 40 pax.

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