Founded in 1966 in response to the dearth of opportunities for Hispanic-American theater and visual artists, today INTAR provides residencies to playwrights, stages theatrical productions and mounts exhibits in its Latin American Gallery. In 1977 INTAR became the only Latino company to join the then newly developed Theater Row complex, where it has since expanded its audience by embracing productions both in Spanish and those in English translation. The theater program supports the creation and development of plays, musicals and opera, children's theater and performance art pieces.
Families are invited to tour INTAR's galleries during regular hours. They may also attend theater performances at INTAR, but are advised to call ahead to find out which productions are suitable for younger children.
INTAR's educational programs provide public school students throughout the metropolitan area with an opportunity to experience theater and visual arts created by Hispanic artists. The Field Days program brings students and teachers to INTAR's theater for a matinee performance and a guided tour of the Latin American Gallery.