Due to the new national lockdown, the doors of the Cervantes Theatre must remain closed. We are paying close attention to the situation and government advice, and will re-open when it is safe to do so. In the meantime we have developed free digital content that you can enjoy from the comfort of your home. 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. Thank you for your support and we can’t wait to welcome you back.
We continue with our digital series of ‘In Conversation’, in which our Associate Artistic Director Paula Paz will interview some of the most prominent artists and professionals from the theatre scene in Spain.
You’ll be able to watch all the conversations here:
4th February 2021 10am:
Jesús Cimarro is one of the most important theatre producers of Spain. Since 1988 he is the director of the prolific production company Pentación Espectaculos, he is also the director of three theatres in Madrid, the Bellas Artes Theatre, the Latina Theatre and Reina Victoria Theatre and also of one of the main festivals in Spain, the International Festival of Classical Theatre of Mérida.
Jesús is the president of the Academy of Performing Arts of Spain, president of the Association of Theatres and Theatre Producers of Spain and of the Federation of Theatre and Dance Production Companies of Spain amongst others and he is the winner of numerous awards for his outstanding career.
The Little Pony / El Pequeño Poni
An American Life / Una vida americana
Summer in December / Verano en Diciembre
The eyes of the Night / Los ojos de la noche
Premio Ana Caro de Teatro II Edición
Tenemos el placer de anunciar el Premio Ana Caro de Teatro en su segunda Edición, convocado por Cervantes Theatre y Ediciones Antígona con la finalidad de apoyar, promocionar y difundir internacionalmente la dramaturgia actual en español.
We have the pleasure of announcing the Ana Caro Theatre Award II edition for new writing. Organised by Cervantes Theatre and @Ediciones Antígona, this award is created to support, promote and internationalise new writing in Spanish language.
Direct Your Future
DIRECT YOUR FUTURE
Support programme for young directors
The Cervantes Theatre has launched its first development programme for young directors called Direct Your Future. After a selection process, we are happy to introduce you to the 6 emerging directors that will have the opportunity to develop their craft with this scheme. We are offering them a paid week of rehearsals at the theatre with actors so that they can explore their proposed project and a mentorship scheme to support them along the way.
“We can not afford to lose our youngest generation of artists. The future may seem dark and uncertain for many of them but we are here to offer our support and guidance, giving them voice and space within an international creative context and telling them that they are valued and needed”
Paula Paz, cofounder and Associate Artistic Director of the Cervantes Theatre.
ACTING CLASSES/CLASES DE INTERPRETACIÓN
As of Tuesday 2nd of February 2021
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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
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OUR JOURNEY TO OPENING THE CERVANTES THEATRE
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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.