Coronavirus (COVID-19) update

The Cervantes Theatre is suspending all public performances until further notice as we want to do everything we can to protect the health and wellbeing of our audiences, artists, actors and theatre team.

The theatre will remain closed until further notice. For those who hold tickets for future performances, we (or the venues of the tour) will contact you over the next few days with options to receive a refund, to credit the ticket price towards a future production, or help us by donating the price of the ticket.

The Cervantes Theatre is a registered charity, and any donation or subscriptions towards our Friends Scheme will ensure that our theatre stays open after this crisis has passed.

We are paying close attention to the situation and government advice, and will re-open when it is safe to do so.

Many thanks for your support and we look forward to welcoming you again soon.

Upcoming online events

In Conversation

Join us to our In Conversation sessions and get to know some of the Spanish playwrights that have come to the Cervantes Theatre. Our cofounder Paula Paz will talk with them about their experience at the theatre, their work, their creative process, what moves them and what inspires them. 

All the conversations will take place at 6pm UK / 7pm Spain and they will be in English and Spanish and free of charge.


Únete a nuestra serie de In Conversation y descubre a algunos de los autores que han pasado por el Cervantes Theatre. Nuestra cofundadora Paula Paz hablará con ellos sobre su experiencia en el teatro, su trabajo, su proceso creativo, lo que les mueve y lo que les inspira.

 Las conversaciones tendrán lugar los jueves a las 6pm UK / 7pm España y serán en español y en inglés y gratuitas.


El Origen de la técnica o el destino del teatro

El Cervantes Theatre de Londres en colaboración con el Instituto Cervantes se complace en presentar al maestro de actores Jorge Eines en una Clase Magistral bajo el título “El origen de la técnica o el destino del teatro” el acto será presentado por Jorge de Juan, director artístico del Cervantes Theatre y de la Spanish Theatre Company, y alumno de Jorge Eines.


6 JULIO 6 pm UK / 7 pm ES







by Ana Caro – Translated by Catherine Boyle

17th JUNE 6pm UK
Online Dramatised Reading in English

18th JUNE 6pm UK
Conversation with Catherine Boyle and Juana Escabias. Paula Paz moderator.

48 profesionales de diferentes sectores con una lengua común y una misma pasión que les mueve a estudiar teatro cada semana con Jorge de Juan en el Cervantes Theatre. Ingenieros, licenciados, enfermeras, médicos, arquitectas, contables, abogadas, diseñadores, terapeutas, científicos… Todos ellos toman la palabra y comparten contigo un poema desde sus casas.



10 poemas de amor y una canción confinada

Con el objetivo de lanzar un mensaje de amor en los tiempos del virus, Jorge de Juan y su hija María de Juan, Cantante y compositora granadina que acaba de publicar su primer disco 24/7, se unen en la distancia, desde Londres y Granada, respectivamente. Jorge leerá poemas de Joan Margarit, Gioconda Belli, Pablo Neruda y Alfonsina Storni, entre otros poetas, y María versionará el poema “Te quiero”, de Mario Benedetti, acompañada de Andrés Barrios.

Velada propuesta por el Cervantes Theatre de Londres, en colaboración con el Instituto Cervantes Londres.


María de Juan 24/7 Tour – Concert 20th and 21st March


María de Juan comes to London as part of the tour of the 24/7 Album, produced by Manuel Cabezalí, in which the singer and keyboardist Víctor Cabezuelo, leader of the Rufus T Firefly band, has participated.


A conceptual album, mature and very personal, with a depth very rare for an artist her age, but not surprising due to her personal life and professional career. In this conceptual album with songs in Spanish, María de Juan associates the hours of the day with different feelings; 24 hours seven days a week.


María has been invited to be part of the 2020 Sonorama Festival and she promises to be one of the revelations of the year.




María de Juan llega a Londres en su gira de presentación de 24/7 su primer trabajo musical, producido por Manuel Cabezalí, en el que ha participado el cantante y teclista Víctor Cabezuelo, líder de la banda Rufus T Firefly.


Un disco conceptual, maduro y muy personal, sumamente peculiar atendiendo a la juventud de María, lo que no es de sorprender por su trayectoria personal, con  ocho  temas en castellano que nacen de la asociación de las horas del día con los sentimientos; 24 horas los siete días de la semana.


María de Juan, ha sido seleccionada para el Sonorama 2020 y promete ser una de las revelaciones de este año.


Poster of the play the House of the Spirits being performed in Spanish and English at the Cervantes Theatre between October 28th and November 30th 2019


 La Casa de Bernarda Alba – UK Tour 2020


By Federico García Lorca

Our award winning production of Lorca’s La Casa de Bernarda Alba tours to several venues outside London. Current dates are:

3rd – 4th March 2020  – Crescent Theatre Birmingham

9th – 10th March 2020 – Phoenix Theatre Castleford

18th March 2020 – Mac Belfast Postponed

23rd – 24th March 2020 – Redgrave Theatre Bristol Postponed

Poster of the play the House of the Spirits being performed in Spanish and English at the Cervantes Theatre between October 28th and November 30th 2019




The Cervantes Theatre runs a friends scheme that enables people to support the charity to continue providing top quality theatre. Productions in off-west end theatres in London cannot be put on solely through ticket sales (prices would have to roughly double for this to be the case) and so every play requires money to be found from elsewhere. We are deeply grateful to our main corporate and institutional sponsors, whose logos with links to their websites are on the bottom of every page of this website together with Arts Council England for their support

The Friends scheme is designed for individuals who want to help us. In exchange we offer a range of benefits including discounts on ticket and bar prices. Read more here

Photo of class of 5 students engaged in acting classes
Photo of class of 5 students engaged in acting classes
Photo of class of 5 students engaged in acting classes
Photo of class of 5 students engaged in acting classes


From September 16th 2019 – Beginners, Intermediates and Advanced

The classes are in Spanish and are suitable for both native Spanish speakers and non-Spanish speakers who have a good level of Spanish. Minimum age is 17/No Maximum

Las clases se imparten en español y son aptas tanto para hispano hablantes como para personas para quienes el español no es su primera lengua pero que tienen un buen nivel del mismo.  Si puedes leer el español en esta página,  puedes hacer el curso. La edad mínima requerida es  de 17  años  o más (nuestro participante anterior de mas edad tiene 65 años).


The 1st Ana Caro Prize aims to support, promote and internationalise modern day Spanish Drama



El I PREMIO ANA CARO DE TEATRO 2019, tiene como finalidad apoyar, promocionar y difundir internacionalmente la dramaturgia en lengua española más actual



Photo of class of 5 students engaged in acting classes

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The Cervantes Theatre stages numerous Spanish language plays throughout the year from both Spanish and Latin American playwrights. The productions are performed in Spanish on Monday-Tuesday, and in English Wednesday-Saturday. Our weekly Tuesday matinees are ideal for school groups wishing to visit our 88 seat venue.

All schools who wish to be involved with the programme will  be provided with our educational pack a few weeks before the trip, which includes information on our current production and interactive workshops which can be carried out in class either before or after seeing the play.

Visits also include a pre or post-show talk with a member of the creative team, who will talk about the creative process and discuss issues surrounding the play.


Photo of school involved in workshop on the set of Yerma at the Cervantes Theatre


Box office number: 020 3633 4406

Box Office opening hours:

Mon - Fri 10:00-18:00

Cervantes Theatre Arch 26 229 Union Street London SE1 0LR