Inaugurated on August 23, 1991, it is the main theater in Santiago de Cuba and with its name it pays tribute to the first romantic poet in America, José María Heredia.
Located at the intersection of Las Américas and Los Delfines avenues, in front of Plaza Antonio Maceo, this cultural and convention center is linked to artistic, scientific and intellectual events.
Being a jewel of contemporary architecture, it has a main room with a capacity for 2 452 spectators. In addition to three rooms equipped with audio systems, lights and galleries on the ground floor that serve as headquarters for exhibitions. Other facilities such as premises for rehearsals for orchestras, dances and choirs, hairdresser, wardrobe store, sewing workshop and service facilities such as the Las Estrellas Bar Restaurant, the Cafe Cantante Niagara, two Snack Bars and the Pacho Alonso Dance Floor , Armando Rodríguez Gallery and the Literary Ancón directed by the poet Orpí Galí from Santiago.