If you have a chance to see this spot, be sure to see the inside and the outside as it is a good representation of modern Catalan art. Enjoy a concert that interests you, I went to see Buika, and the building has a different perspective if you do like sightseeing. It's worth paying to see a play and create the atmosphere for their lighting, acoustics. It is small and cozy. If you can, get tickets for the pit area on the first floor, downtown, the best views. Very nice experience.
The Royal Theater and the beautiful Plaza de Oriente is one of the essential sights in Madrid. Apart from observing the imposing facade it is worth checking the program, since it is also possible to see to a dress rehearsal. In my case, I was lucky enough that a friend worked there and I could enjoy an Opera by Wagner in a box. I can assure you, it is one of the most impressive things I have ever seen and the best theater display without a doubt (and I work in theater...)
It is really worth paying for the entrance and enjoy this beautiful building, observing the royal box and the amazing depth of the stage, the stage house, the very elaborated staging offered there. For those who have never been to the Opera, I recommend going to an Italian one, lighter and funnier but not necessarily less spectacular.
The Opera is now accessible to all thanks to group discounts and final rehearsal days. Do not miss the opportunity to go! You will not forget it.
The Arriaga Theatre is in Plaza del Arenal in the center of Bilbao. In 1834, the first "theater of the Villa" opened built on municipal land in Arenal. 52 years later it was closed and demolished, and in the same place rose the new theater that opened in 1890. It was called the "New Theatre Bilbao". In the square where the theater stood a plaque was placed in memory of Juan Crisostomo de Arriaga, he was a musician who was called "the Spanish Mozart". The square is also called Plaza Arriaga and eventually people also started calling the theater "Teatro Arriaga". In 1902 this became the officially name. In 1914 a fire razed it completely and in 1919 it was reopened again with Verdi's opera Don Carlo. In the floods of 1983 the theater suffered serious damage especially in the basement, damage was repaired by 1984. When you first enter the hall there is a wonderful staircase, two hands, with a red carpet, you feel like a queen climbing it. On the first landing of there is a bust of musician and composer Juan Crisostomo Arriaga. The Main Hall has stalls and three floors, was respected in structure and decoration as had previously been created. However, the stalls, had the novelty of an orchestra pit that can be adjusted to three levels and has room for almost a hundred musicians. The room seats 1,744 people, and the stage has a large capacity. The ceiling has paintings depicting allegorical poetry, music, tragedy and comedy. Figures also inserted in the mouth of the stage and nine busts of classical musicians, and in the centre the shield of Bilbao.
The Campoamor is one of the most internationally well known buildings in Oviedo, due to the Prince of Asturias Awards that take place there every year. Located in the historical heart of the city, the building occupies the entire block. Today, it is the cultural reference point of Oviedo, owing to it's many concerts, theatre performances, operettas and ballets and, every year from September to December, its opera season, where I was lucky enough to attend a modern performance of Turandot. The theatre seats up to 1440 spectators.
The Reina Sofía Palace of Arts is a majestic building designed by the Valencian architect Santiago Calatrava, crafted like a giant symbolic sculpture. On the official website they say that its nautical profile was made to compliment the nearby Mediterranean Sea and its location, which is on the dried of Turia river. The spectacular architecture and environment make it one of the most attractive tourist destinations in the City of Arts and Sciences.
The incredible building is used for performing arts events, although there’s also restaurants and exhibition rooms inside.
The main hall holds 1,700 people and, although it was built for opera performances, can be used for ballet and other types of stage performances, giving it crucial versatility.
Sometime you can go on a guided tour of the building.
The operetta was called "The port tavern". It was the opening ceremony of the 2011-2012 season in Malaga on October 4, and was directed by Arturo Diez Boscovich. It was a new cultural experience to enjoy some tapas and then watch the spectacle in the center of Malaga.
This theatre is located in Plaza Minayo, in the centre of Badajoz, directly across from the Provincial Hospital of San Sebastian and the Church of San Juan Bautista. On one side of the theatre is the Plaza de San Francisco. This is home to all that the city has to offer in terms of culture, especially performances of theatre, dance, music and film. In late October a 3-week festival theatre takes place. It has capacity for 800 spectators. The box office hours are: 12 to 14 and from 18 to 21 h.
Located in the centre of Santander and overlooking the bay is the Palace of Congresses and Festivals of Cantabria. An a typical and modern building with a large terrace on its rooftop where you can drink cocktails and admire beautiful views over the Bay of Santander.
The quality and quantity of the plays represented in a city say a lot of its culture and artistic interests. Madrid can boast in this aspect, since it offers a wide range of possibilities for those who love the theater, such as me.
Every time I can, I come to Madrid to enjoy this beautiful art form, and the Teatro Español (Spanish Theater) is a place of reference. With an incredible history of more than 400 years, it began as an open space theater for comedy (many great playwrights opened their plays here) and it has evolved alongside Madrid’s history.
Its location is perfect: on Santa Ana Square, in the heart of Las Letras neighborhood. It has something to offer to every taste, and above all, its beautiful architecture gives the square a touch of culture and distinction. If you don’t feel like seeing a play, you can have a guided tour for three Euros, where they show you the most emblematic spots in the building and share with you a few of its secrets.
For those of us who love the theater, this is a place where we feel at home.
The Teatro Liceo is on the square of the same name, on Bull Street and very close to Plaza Mayor. From Bull Street, the theatre doesn't really catch your attention because its facade is quite camouflaged and homogenized with the next door building. It's located on the same site of the original theatre, built in 1843. The current simplicity in decoration and construction are features taken from the original structure. If you visit the city, look carefully at the schedule, because there are normally lots of events. To buy tickets, you can go to the box office (right next to the theatre, entering through another door), or to the Caja Duero, and most of the time, at El Corte Ingles (where you can also purchase them online). Although I am not a big fan of the theatre, I went several times for several concerts. And though the room is quite small, I think it's an enjoyable place if you like and enjoy action.
This theatre is legendary in the city, and the main venue for cultural events in Gijon. It opened in 1899 as Dindurra theater, but the original building was rebuilt in 1937 after being destroyed by a bomb. The original facade remained, but it was renamed the Jovellanos Theatre. It subsequently became municipal property, and was rehabilitated and expanded. The theatre has capacity for 1198 spectators, and its shows are varied throughout the year. They show plays, concerts, opera, ballet ... and even the annual International Film Festival of Gijón City in November. The interior has two levels. The bad thing about the theatre is the seats, they kept the old upholstered wood, and they are very uncomfortable, if you move they squeak. It is located in the heart of the city, on the promenade of Begoña, surrounded by shops, cafes, terraces and pedestrian streets.
The Teatro Calderon is the most famous of Valladolid, in the center at Sorrows Street, on the other side of the church of Our Lady of Sorrows. Information for the year 1864 is being done by architect Jeronimo de la Gandara in a neoclassical and eclectic design. There is a portico, with great arches, but I think what most stuns is inside its scenery, which is why it became one of the most important in Spain. It has been fully renovated and re-opened by the presence and assistance of Her Majesty Queen Sofia staying as one of the finest theaters in Spain. In this theater SEMINCI International Film Festival of Valladolid is held which is the most important film festival throughout the Community of Castile and León.
The Teatro Leal of San Cristobal is in the historic center of La Laguna. It is a unique building where we come to walk the old town's pedestrianized streets. It has been used for many plays and especially known for being one of the first places in which they represented the first film screenings in La Laguna.
This theater is located next to the Maria Luisa Park, in the vicinity of the Plaza de España, since all three elements were built for Expo 1929. Specifically, the pavilion was designed by the architect Vicente Traver and Tomas. After the Expo, and throughout its history, it has suffered ups and downs and periods of decadence (floods, fires, emergence, the rise of film, etc.), until in 1985 when it was transferred to the city of Seville, where it was renovated as a cultural center. It hascapacity for 750 spectators, and houses plays, dance, concerts, and exhibitions.
Built by Emilio Jover at the end of the 19th century, and reformed during the second half of the 20th century, the interior acoustics are the most impressive thing about this theater. The visibility is good in almost all of the points, but it leave something to be desired in the side balconies. However, the performance companies that come to town already known this, and stay as central as possible on the stage to assure everyone has a good view.
It lies in the center of Alicante, which can be seen during a pleasant stroll through the old quarters. Although the city is hot, it’s always fresh and cool inside the theater, even when full. They stress quality over quality, so there’s not an over-abundance of performances, but the ones that are performed are carefully chosen and of great quality.
This picturesque building from the late 19th century and it houses the Municipal Theatre. It was built from the inspiration of the Italian bourgeoisie theaters. It was initially created as a multipurpose building, but the most predominant use of it is as a theater and ballroom. Inside there's a horseshoe-shaped courtyard.