Festival of Almagro (Festival de Teatro Clásico de Almagro)
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|Country and Region||Spain — Castilla-La Mancha|
|Type of Festival||Drama|
|Location of Festival||Almagro, Castilla-La Mancha, Spain|
|Festival Contact Information|
Almagro International Classical Theatre Festival
Director: Natalia Menéndez
The Almagro International Classical Theatre Festival is a unique cultural experience related to Baroque and Spanish Golden Age legacy, transferred to the contemporary national and international scene. The Festival is an annual cultural event held in Almagro, Castilla-La Mancha, Spain, during July.
Year by year, we have held 34 editions and now we are preparing our 35th, and the Festival has become a cultural event which joins thousands of people from all over the world to attend plays created and performed by national and international companies. During the Festival, people can also enjoy exhibitions, workshops and contests held in places full of history and beauty, such as theatres, churches, patios, museums, squares and hermitages.
Almagro is a town of about 8.000 inhabitants and a well-known Historic-Artistic site. In 1954 the open air auditorium, the Corral de Comedias (http://flic.kr/p/9kt2Gy), an emblematic Baroque building where plays were held during XV and XVII centuries, was rediscovered and it is nowadays the best preserved theatre from the Spanish Golden Age. Together with it, the main square, built in the Middle Ages, an emblematic place and the heart of the town, is one of the sixteen spaces where the Festival takes place. Every summer, Almagro becomes an exceptional area for the development of best international theatre in Spain.
|Festival Dates||July 1 - 24, 2011|
Call for Participants 2012:
- Information about calls for participants for 2012
- We’re celebrating our 35th edition in July 2012 and we have two very interesting calls for companies and scene directors around the world. The 2nd Almagro Off International Contest and 1st Children’s Baroque International Contest. Please visit the festival web site (Spanish and English)at http://www.festivaldealmagro.com/