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Theatre Festivals in historic gardens and locations

  • The 16th century Corral de Comedias theatre. Almagro, Ciudad Real © Turespaña.

    The 16th century Corral de Comedias theatre. Almagro, Ciudad Real © Turespaña.

  
  


"Cervantes, Shakespeare, Homer, Sophocles… Spain's good weather means you can see their plays as they were staged originally. ..."

Cervantes, Shakespeare, Homer, Sophocles… Spain's good weather means you can see their plays as they were staged originally. Summer festivals mean that Roman amphitheatres, cloisters and old theatres, now historic monuments, recover their original functions to bring all the magic of classical theatre to the public.

You will see for yourself: when night falls on these unique stages, the most universal characters of theatre gain a special degree of life and intensity under the stars. Palaces, castles and squares are other places where you can see the adventures of heroes, heroines and gods.

At these theatre festivals you can see versions and productions by companies and artists from different countries. The programme for these events is not limited to theatre performances. They also usually include conferences, workshops and open-air activities, aimed at adults and children alike, taking place in the streets of the town in question. There are many events of this type held in Spanish towns and cities in summer. Nevertheless, there are some which have gained major international prestige over the years, and are now vital summer events. This is the case of the Mérida Classical Theatre Festival, the Almagro International Festival, and the Grec in Barcelona or Classic Olmedo in Olmedo.

With Spain's classical theatre festivals, summer months packed with art and culture await. So get going - the show is about to begin!

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