CCP's premiere venue, designed for capacity audiences and equipped to stage large scale theatrical productions. This theater was named after the revered composer, and maestro, popularly regarded as the father of Philippine sonatas.

The theater has four levels: Orchestra, Boxes, Balcony I and Balcony II and is able to accomodate a total of 1,821 guests. The theater has a split orchestra pit floor and is equipped to meet the requirements of large theatrical production such as ballets, operas, symphonic concerts and other musicals.