Almagro: the great classical theatre festival
Corral de Comedias
Golden age (16th-17th century) theatre is back with a vengeance come the summer. This time of year sees the enthusiastic celebration of the International Classical Theatre Festival in the town of Almagro, Castile-La Mancha Region. Enjoy this not-to-be-missed occasion with the best authors from Spain and abroad in a unique setting: the streets and monuments of Almagro.
Just 25 kilometres from Ciudad Real and 200 from Madrid, in the heart of the Region of Castile-La Mancha, you will find Almagro. Discover this town, which has been designated a historic-artistic site. For a month it comes alive with the International Classical Theatre Festival – a real point of reference in the cultural panorama of Spain.
Some of the most emblematic spots in Almagro, such as the Corral de Comedias Theatre, are the setting for works by universal playwrights like Miguel de Cervantes, Shakespeare and Molière, amongst others. Immortal creations with centuries of history such as the Canterbury Tales, The Wise Women and Fuenteovejuna bring churches, convents, patios and cloisters to life. The town has splendid heritage and monuments of incalculable value, and they are even more stunning during this month of the year.
Come to this event, where you will find classical theatre, but also much more. The programme includes numerous activities of all types, aimed at all kinds of people. There are children’s and street theatre, exhibitions, seminars and courses, meetings, concerts, workshops, a craft fair, gastronomic sessions, film seasons… Take part in this major cultural fiesta where performing arts, literature and music come together.
More information: Almagro International Classical Theatre Festival (in Spanish only)