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We have been visiting Garbo’s in Gran Canaria each year for many years and have rarely missed a production. Indeed, there were times during a week’s holiday when we have returned for a second time. Now that we live on the island, it is somewhere where we can take visitors, and always confident in the knowledge that they will have a great time. We have never been to a Garbo’s production that did not end with a cheering, standing ovation – it is that good.
As the magnificent chandeliers will testify, the building was originally built as an opera house in the 1970’s, but the project failed and so the building remained empty and unused for 22 years. It was only when Garbo’s took over the building in 1997 as ‘Garbo’s Dinner Theatre’ that it truly came to life and has been entertaining visitors with plenty of glitz and glamour ever since.
Garbo’s has been producing quality entertainment for many years, and is very much part of the quality entertainment scene on the island. For those who have not been through the doors of this magical world of entertainment, Garbo’s is situated in Bahia Feliz, near Playa del Ingles. It is an unforgettable experience with an excellent dinner and wonderful entertainment included in the price of the ticket. The waiters and waitresses who greet you when you arrive and show you to your seat will not only serve at your table, but are also your entertainers for the evening. Usually, the performers are from Sweden and receive not only first class training, but an excellent experience in musical performance, as well as working with and dealing with customers during their time at Garbo’s. When the time comes to leave Garbo’s, many of these accomplished entertainers go on to perform in musicals in major cities across the world, including theatres in London’s West End.
Dinner is a set three course meal with wine, beer or soft drinks included in the ticket price – and very good it is too. Thoughtfully, a vegetarian alternative is always available and it is amazing how quickly that good quality food is served to so many people in a short space of time. You are encouraged to support your hardworking waiter or waitress when they appear on stage, and this always creates an excellent and supportive bond between the audience and cast.
By the end of the evening, most of the audience are hoarse with cheering and feel that they have been part of something very special. Garbo’s is a must on any holiday itinerary. You will need to book in advance for this very popular show. Performances are currently on Wednesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays, but do check Garbo’s official website for current information: www.garbos.es.
Booking is available by telephone through Garbo’s direct on +34 928 157 060, on line or through your hotel or tour operator. Just mention that you read about it on ‘The Canary Islander’ website!