Reading of fragments of the new work by playwright Almudena Ramirez, ‘Golpe de Gracia’, and post-show talk with the author .

Almudena Ramirez is currently in an international residency at Royal Court Theatre in London with the mission to write the play ‘Golpe de Gracia’. This will be a unique chance to talk with the renowned writer about her work in progress. Free entry, booking essential. 

Flamenco Festival London

For the first time, together with Sadlers Wells and Rich Mix, the Cervantes Theatre is proud to be part of the annual Flamenco Festival London which runs from 2 – 14 July 2019. World class flamenco, in London’s most intimate quality venue

Diego Villegas

Bajo de Guía

Sat July 6th 2.30pm

Flamenco Abierto


Sat July 6th 7.30pm

Jazz Eñe. Antonio Lizana


Thu July 11th 7.30pm

Ticket prices: £12 (adult) / £10 (concessions) / Free for 18 and under

IGF’s Guitar In London Series

Sunday June 9th 2019 from 3pm – 4.30pm


Daniela Rossi is an exciting classical guitarist from Argentina. She studied at the Conservatory of Bahía Blanca, her hometown, where she graduated in 2006. Since then she has studied with many leading guitarists and teachers worldwide, including Paolo Pegoraro,Adriano del Sal Eduardo Isaac, Victor Villadangos, and Graham Devine. Based in Cambridge, UK, Daniela performs regularly in Latin America, Europe and the UK in solo, duet and small ensemble recitals. She has played at many important festivals. Her orchestral debut was at the age of 21 in México, performing the Concierto de Aranjuez by Joaquín Rodrigo. Daniela is comfortable with music from all periods and is particularly interested in the music of Romantic composer Giulio Regondi, having explored his language in depth over the last few years including recording a CD featuring his works. Daniela has won numerous awards and prizes across South America and Europe, including winning the London International Guitar Competition (2015), second prize in the Heinsberg Guitar Competition, Germany (2017), and first prize in the XXXVI Luis Sigall International Music Competition, Chile (2009).

Bobby Rootveld (guitar and vocals) and Sanna van Elst (recorders and vocals) formed Duo NIHZ in 2001. This Dutch duo is currently based in Germany. Next to the traditional classical repertoire Duo NIHZ specializes in Klezmer, Yiddish songs, comedy and Theatre, contemporary music and music composed during the Shoah. Many composers have dedicated works to Duo NIHZ, including Nikita Koshkin, Richard Vaughan, Daniel Akiva, Annette Kruisbrink, Gianmartino, Maria Durighello and Louis Ignatius Gall. Since 2001 Duo NIHZ have performed over 1500 concerts all over the world. Every year the duo releases at least one new CD or DVD. In January 2011 Duo NIHZ opened its own concert hall in Nordhorn, Germany. Kulturhaus NIHZ ( contains Europe’s biggest classical guitar library and research archive including sheet-music, CDs and LPs. Kulturhaus NIHZ also hosts several music festivals. Bobby Rootveld is also the founder and executive producer of record label Samsong Productions.

IGF’s Guitar In London Series

Sunday May 19th 2019 from 3pm – 4.30pm


Dimitris Soukaras (born 1995) is a Greek guitarist, chamber musician and composer living in London where he is a Masters student at the Royal Academy of Music studying with Michael Lewin and Stephen Goss. Dimitris has received distinction in 12 international competitions, including first prize at Mottola International Guitar Competition 2018 and also winning the Academy of Athens Music Scholarship 2018. Dimitris is included in the EuroStrings project, appearing at some of the 17 member guitar festivals in 2019. He is recording his first CD which will be published by dotGuitar. He has performed in many festivals in Greece, including a solo recital at the Megaron Athens Concert Hall and recorded for the national radio ERT. Dimitris completed his Bachelor of Music with the highest marks and honours at the Ionian University Department of Music Studies under Costas Cotsiolis and Kostantinos Vougiouka. He was the first student of the University to complete his studies in three years instead of the standard five.

Join master guitarist Stefan Grasse for a thrilling concert of vivid music from Brazil, Cuba, Argentina, France and Spain. Be entertained by bossa nova from the sandy beaches of Copacabana and Ipanema, passionate tangos from the bars and brothels of Buenos Aires, the valse musettes of Parisian cafés and red hot Flamenco sounds from Andalusia. Much of the music tonight comes from Stefan’s highly acclaimed new album ‘Entre cielo y tierra’ (between sky and earth) which offers colourful new arrangements of music by A.C. Jobim, Gerardo Nuñez and his own. „Entre cielo y tierra“ is performed by a master virtuoso, one of the most exciting European guitarist to appear on the concert platform in recent years. A blend of yearning, zest for life and pleasure!

Ticket prices: £12 (adult) / £10 (concessions) / Free for 18 and under

IGF’s Guitar In London Series

Sunday April 7th 2019 from 3pm – 4.30pm


Joao Lima, born in Portugal, prides himself in his versatility and broad musical interests. Asa solo artist, he has recently performed at Kings Place as part of the London Guitar Festival and with his guitar and cello duo, in the Orange Tea Time Concerts in Frome, Somerset. Besides the classical guitar, he has a strong interest in electric guitar, composition as well as performing with non-classical artists and collaborating with other art forms. He is currently based in London, where he recently finished his Masters at the Royal Academy of Music with Distinction in Performance.

Javier Garcia Moreno, from Målaga, is one of the leading Spanish guitarists of his generation. After graduating with honours from the Real Conservatorio Superior de Müsica de Madrid, he was a laureate of a host of national and international competitions. He has since toured Europe, the US and the far east, performing in major venues such as Carnegie Hall, New York and the Auditorio Nacional in Madrid. Asa soloist, he has also played with numerous orchestras including the European Chamber Orchestra, the Simon Bolivar Orchestra and the Målaga Philharmonic. He is a professor of classical guitar at the Conservatorio Superior de Müsica de Målaga and gives masterclasses around the world. Amongst his many awards and honours he was awarded the Maestro Alirio Diaz Award.

Ticket prices: £12 (adult) / £10 (concessions) / Free for 18 and under

IGF’s Guitar In London Series

Sunday March 17th 2019 from 3pm – 4.30pm


Jack Hancher studied at the Royal College of Music,
graduating with first class honours in 2016. He recently
completed his Master in Performance degree at the
RCM with professors Gary Ryan and Chris Stell. In 2018
Jack made his debut at the Wigmore Hall, followed by a
first performance at the Cheltenham Contemporary Arts
Festival. In 2017 he won a place on IGF’s Young Artist
Platform, performing at Kings Place in October that same
year. Jack won the RCM Guitar Award 2014 in only his
second year. In 2015 he played with his duo partner on
IGF’s Aspire Stage and later in the year at St Judes on
the Hill Prom Series. Jack has played abroad including
performances in Ronda and La Herradura, Spain, and at
the Conservatorio di Musica Giuseppe Verdi in Turin, Italy.

Andrea Vettoretti is one of Italy’s leading guitarists of
the younger generation. He studied in Italy and at the
prestigious École Normale de Musique in Paris, where
in just two years he obtained the Diplome Supérieur de
Concertiste. Vettoretti has claimed first prize in no less than
12 national and international competitions and regularly
performs for major concert organisations around the world.
Vettoretti’s interest in enriching the guitar repertoire has
led him to collaborate with several composers, with many
of them dedicating works to him. This concert features his
own music for ‘Wonderland’, inspired by the fantasy world
of Alice in Wonderland, published by CNI. His music has
been used by film director Davide Del Degan (selected
for the Cannes Festival in 2016). Andrea is sponsor and
ambassador of Musicare, a musical education program for
children from the Santa Eulalia Valley in Peru.

¡Ay, amor!

Saturday February 16th at 7pm

A recital of XVIIth century Spanish solo keyboard music and Tonos Humanos for voice and keyboard, curated by Professor Sir Barry Ife, and featuring composers such as Hidalgo, Arañés, Romeo, Borja, Galán, Garau and Marín.

Performed by Marta López Fernández (harpsichord) and Jorge Navarro Colorado (tenor).

¡International Guitar Foundation and Festivals

Sunday February 17th 2019 from 3pm – 4.30pm


In the first event of its London 2019 series, we welcome Chilean guitarist Emmanuel Sowicz, winner of the London International Guitar Competition 2018.

KEEP ON WALKING FEDERICO by Actors Touring Company

Written and Performed by Mark Lockyer
Director Alice Malin

UK Premiere

???? “Lockyer has one hell of a story and he tells it rivetingly well” The Times

Keep on Walking Federico is a funny and moving tale of a journey across borders – a journey through the midnight of the soul…

It is the brand new play by the writer and performer of Living with the Lights On, an ATC production that has been acclaimed by critics and by audiences from Bristol to Barcelona (including two sell-out runs at the Young Vic).

“And in that moment I realised… things had got a bit grim.”

Mark is struggling. Work, relationships, going grey. Add to that, he can’t even get his head around Snapchat. Then a letter arrives. Mark has no choice but to leave…with no idea if he’ll ever come back.

The play tells the story of Mark’s journey into an uncertain future. Being Mark, he decides he should experience it in sunny Spain. But there, he encounters incidents and people that keep reminding him that living in the present and looking forward to the future doesn’t always mean escaping from the past. With time to contemplate and as his thoughts turn to his relationships with his parents, his upbringing and the experiences that have brought him to this point, Mark’s challenge is to find the ability to move forward whilst acknowledging what is behind him.


18th – 21st October 2018

2nd-6th July

The Out of the Wings Festival returns to the Cervantes Theatre!
Now in its third edition, this year’s festival will include a day-long symposium event and three translation-themed workshops, alongside the usual five evening readings of translated plays from the Hispanic and Lusophone world.

20th May 6pm

The Seed Room brings top class international musicians, poets, spoken word artists and thinkers together to share their work and ideas in an inspiring evening, with contributions both in the Cervantes Theatre and live-streamed from across the world.

6th May  6pm

Maria Camahort Quintet presents Iberian Colours, a musical journey to discover the relationship between Spanish Classical repertoire and traditional music, sharing with the audience the vivid colours, earthy textures and rhythms of Spanish musical art.

LATE SESSIONS: Bokito + Rothwell
26th January 8pm

If you feel like treating yourself to a night of live music at the theatre, then, come join us this 26th of January!
One of the cosiest gigs that you will attend this 2018, the talent is secured with Rothwell: “A wonderful piece of songwriting, all maturity blossoming and potential illuminating” – Clash
The night will be topped by the charismatic and energetic Bokito. Expect the unexpected!


Guillem Balague will host an evening of footie chat at the Cervantes Theatre in London on the 11th Dec. discussing, among other things, his new book, “Brave New World – Inside Pochettino’s Spurs”. He’ll be joined by fellow journalists and authors Raphael Honigstein and Gabrielle Marcotti. All authors’ books will be available on the night which they’ll be happy to sign for you.



Springboard Season. Merging Cultures.

April-June 2017

Spanish and Latin American creators meet artists from all over the world in this new season.

The Cervantes Theatre will open its doors to great companies and projects with a strong commitment to bring together different cultures and various approaches to multiculturalism. Spanish and Latin American creators will be at the heart of every project and the season will bring together theatre, music and dance. 

This is a unique opportunity to discover new artists and companies who reflect the reality of London, a city which celebrates the importance of merging cultures.             

London is open. The Cervantes Theatre is open.

If you are an artist or a company and you would like to submit your project for this season please email with the subject Springboard Season.

Zaha, The Magic Curve
6th April 2017

Cervantes Theatre

A tribute of music and dance to the memory of the architect Zaha Hadid, the first woman to receive the Pritzker Architecture Prize and undoubtedly, the queen of contemporary iconic architecture.

Dame Zaha Hadid was the world’s most famous woman in a starchitect stratosphere strangely dominated by her masculine peers.

With performances by:
Javier “Peke” Rodriguez
Erwin Grafe
Marie Soliman
+ World Ballet Institute of Movement.

Un tributo musical y de danza, compuesto en memoria de Zaha Hadid cuando se cumple el primer aniversario de
su muerte. Zaha Hadid fue la primera mujer que recibió el premio
Pritzker de Arquitectura y fue, sin género de dudas, la reina de la
arquitectura contemporánea, creadora de iconos y edificios
emblemáticos en todo el mundo.

Dame Zaha Hadid fue la mujer más reconocida de la arquitectura moderna en un mundo extrañamente dominado por sus colegas

Con actuaciones de:
Javier “Peke” Rodriguez
Erwin Grafe
Marie Soliman
+ World Ballet Institute of Movement.




A series of dramatised readings and a concert conference, to celebrate the lesser-known works of Federico Garcia Lorca and to continue the Spanish Theatre Company’s promise to present all of Lorca’s work.

23 –  24 Jan 2017 at 7:30pm (tickets £5)
Lecturas Dramatizadas: El Maleficio de la Mariposa y Don Perlimplín con Belisa en el Jardín
Performed in Spanish.

25 Jan 2017 at 7:30pm (tickets £5)
Dramatised Readings: The Butterfly’s Evil Spell and Don Perlimplín and Belisa in the Garden
Performed in English.

26 – 27 Jan 2017 at 7:30pm (tickets £8)
Lecturas Dramatizadas y Conferencia Concierto
Lecturas dramatizadas de unos diálogos y obras cortas, y una lectura de la conferencia de Lorca Nanas Infantiles, con música en vivo.
Performed in Spanish.

28 Jan 2017 at 7:30pm (tickets £8)
Dramatised Readings and Talk with music
Dramatised readings of some of Lorca’s dialogues, short plays and other works and a reading of Lorca’s lecture On Lullabies accompanied by live music.
Performed in English.



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