Santiponce Itálica


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Teatro de la Maestranza

Seville has «many theatres»

The province of Seville hosts more than a hundred shows every year, many of them travelling, in the many municipal theatres of our towns, and in unique and monumental locations, in addition to the city itself. There is something for everyone, adults and children alike. The theatres in the province also host many local social and cultural events: dance, theatre, film, music, shows and competitions, bands, flamenco dancing and singing, conferences, galas, carnivals, etc.

There are monumental theatres such as the Gutiérrez de Alba, of Andalusian regionalist style. Work of the architect Juan Talavera, it is named after the writer from Alcalá de Guadaíra who created the "Spanish music revue" genre. Also in Alcalá is the modern Riveras del Guadaira Auditorium. Beneath the Castle, it hosts a full programme with special emphasis on the "copla" (popular song). The Cerezo de Carmona Theatre (also called Teatro del Arte) is striking for its large dimensions and its art nouveau style. The Álvarez Quintero Theatre in Osuna is a tribute to the playwrights born in Utrera. In Utrera, the legacy of the Álvarez Quintero brothers is housed in the Enrique de la Cuadra Municipal Theater.

In Seville, the Lope de Vega Theatre, inaugurated on the occasion of the Ibero-American Exhibition in Seville (1929), was originally the Seville Pavilion. The great domed hall was the Casino of the Iberoamerican Exposition of Seville and is used today as the theatre's grand entrance hall. The Teatro de la Maestranza in the capital hosts an interesting season of classical music and opera. And there are many others throughout the province. We invite you to get to know the culture of our towns theatre by theatre.