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National Theatre Museum

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  • Cloister inside the National Theatre Museum. Almagro © Ministerio de Cultura

    Cloister inside the National Theatre Museum. Almagro © Ministerio de Cultura

  • Permanent exhibition in the National Theatre Museum. Almagro © Ministerio de Cultura

    Permanent exhibition in the National Theatre Museum. Almagro © Ministerio de Cultura

  

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Owner

State
Calle Gran Maestre 2
13270 Almagro
Ciudad Real, Castile-La Mancha

Telephone+34 926261014

Fax+34 926261012

E-mailmuseoteatro@inaem.mcu.es

Websitehttp://museoteatro.mcu.es

The theatre in Spain

This is the only museum dedicated exclusively to the history of the theatre in Spain.

Its collection offers a journey through the history of theatrical performance in Spain, from Greco-Roman theatre all the way through to the 20th-century avant-garde movements, and including mediaeval theatre, the Golden Age, Romanticism zarzuela and opera. There are over 8,000 works on paper, including stage and costume design, drawings and prints, as well as collections of painting, sculpture, photographs (over 25,000 images since 1870), miniature models, programmes and costumes (over 2000 items of clothing since the late 18th century).

Essential works

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  • Pablo Ruiz Picasso. Poster of 'Ballets Rusos de Sergei Diaghilev'. National Theatre Museum, Almagro © Sucesión Pablo Picasso / De las reproducciones autorizadas, VEGAP, 2011

    Ballets Russes, Sergei Diaghilev

    A watercolour publicising the work on two occasions, it shows Picasso’s links to the theatre world.

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  • ‘Sketch for the mural of the Fine Arts Theatre of Madrid’. National Theatre Museum, Almagro, Ciudad Real © Ministerio de Cultura

    Sketch for the mural of the Fine Arts Theater of Madrid

    The painter, costume designer, and set designer Vicente Viudes made one of his best murals in 1961 for the Fine Arts Theater in Madrid.

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  • Illustration for a programme of ‘Teatro de Arte’ by Gregorio Martínez Sierra. National Theatre Museum, Almagro © Ministerio de Cultura

    Catalina Bárcena

    Picture of Caralina Bárcena, leading actress of the Compañía Cómico-Dramática (Comedy – Drama Company) of Gregorio Martínez Sierra, in “vibrationist” style.

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  • ‘Maese Pedro's Puppet Show’ by Manuel de Falla. Puppets by Ignacio Zuloaga. National Theatre Museum, Almagro © Ministerio de Cultura

    Maese Pedro's Puppet Show

    It is a portable puppet theatre that performs a musical and theatrical adaptation of an episode of "The ingenious knight Don Quixote of La Mancha".

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  • ‘Lady Nitwit’ by Lope de Vega. Design for the character “Inés” by Francis Montesinos. National Theatre Museum, Almagro © Ministerio de Cultura

    Lady Nitwit by Lope de Vega. Design for the character “Inés”

    A costume designed by Francis Montesinos in honour of the 31st Edition of the International Classical Theatre Festival in Almagro.

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  • Costume designed by Jeanne Lanvin for the character 'Marguerite Gautier' in the play by Alexandre Dumas, fils, 'The Lady of the Camellias'. National Theatre Museum, Almagro © Ministerio de Cultura

    The Lady of the Camellias by Alexandre Dumas, fils

    A theatrical costume worn by Catalina Bárcena –the principal actress with the Gregorio Martínez Sierra Cómico Dramático Company.

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  • ‘The Phantom Lady’. National Theatre Museum, Almagro © Ministerio de Cultura

    La dama duende (The Phantom Lady) by Pedro Calderón de la Barca

    Wardrobe design for the character of “Doña Ángela” and inspired by classical illustrators.

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  • ‘Margarita la Tornera’. National Theatre Museum, Almagro © Ministerio de Cultura

    Margarita la Tornera, by Carlos Fernández Shaw (libretto) and Ruperto Chapí (music)

    This is a sketch of the staging for the work. Its author, Amalio Fernández, was one of the greatest stage designers of the late 19th and early 20th centuries.

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  • Costume made by Emiliano Mannasés, used by Catalina Bárcena. National Theatre Museum, Almagro © Ministerio de Cultura

    Costume worn by Catalina Bárcena

    The actress wore models by several prestigious designers.

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  • Model of the Príncipe Theatre in 1583. Performance of ‘The Villain in his Corner’. National Theatre Museum, Almagro © Ministerio de Cultura

    Model of the Príncipe Theatre in 1583

    A representation of a typical Castilian patio from the 16th century.

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Collections

The museum's collection is part of the collective catalogue of the Digital Network of Spanish Museum Collections (CERES), conceived as a space for dissemination which enables visitors to browse the various museum collections using the identifying features of each item (author, type of object, iconography, etc.).


Come and visit

Timetables

Sep 01 to Jun 30

Tuesday to Friday

10:00 AM to 2:00 PM

4:00 PM to 6:30 PM

Saturday

10:30 AM to 2:00 PM

4:00 PM to 6:30 PM

Public holidays

10:30 AM to 2:00 PM

Closing days: Monday

Jul 01 to Aug 31

Tuesday to Friday

10:00 AM to 2:00 PM

5:00 PM to 7:30 PM

Saturday

10:30 AM to 2:00 PM

5:00 PM to 7:30 PM

Public holidays

10:30 AM to 2:00 PM

Closing days: Monday

Rates

General: €3

Reduced: €1,50

Children: Free admission

ICOM members and associations: Free admission

Large families: Free admission

Retired persons: Free admission

Disabled persons: Free admission

Free admission: Saturday afternoons, Sunday mornings.

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