Teatro Lope de Vega – 2018/19 Season
The Lope de Vega Theatre (Spanish: Teatro Lope de Vega) is a small Baroque Revival theatre that was built for the Ibero-American Exposition of 1929 in Seville, in the same building as the Exhibition Casino. It stands in the Maria Luisa Park just north of the Pavilion of Peru. The theater is named after the famous 16th-century Spanish playwright Lope de Vega, often called the Spanish Shakespeare. It was converted into a theatre in 1980.
The theatre hosts flamenco shows, plays and concerts, both modern and classical, as well as major festivals – most famously the even-yeared Flamenco Biennale. If you don’t feel up to experiencing some hispanic drama, you can enjoy the glamorous Café del Casino next door with its exquisite 1920s ballroom – chandeliers, marble columns, mirror – and shady terrace with smart hotel-style wooden furniture.
The café is in the same building as the Casino de Exposición, opposite the University on c/Palos de la Frontera, which is used for exhibitions.