One of the best ways to experience Sevilla’s cultural scene is through the performing arts. From enormous theaters to simple rooms, from Shakespeare classics to flamboyant flamenco performances and from experimental theater to the opera, the city’s offerings for an evening at the theater are unending.
Teatro de la Maestranza. Picturesquely located along the Guadalquivir River and next door to the bullring that shares its name, the grand Maestranza theatre puts on a wide range of performances, including opera, zarzuela (a light opera), dance, flamenco, and concerts featuring the Royal Symponic Orchestra of Sevilla.
Teatro Lope de Vega. One of Sevilla’s most beautiful and historical theatres is the Barroque-inspired Teatro Lope de Vega, located right by the lush Parque de María Luisa and the sprawling University. Built for the 1929 Latin American Exposition as part of the Sevilla pavilion’s casino, it now is home to various musical and theatrical performances.
Teatro Central. Like the Maestranza, the Teatro Central was constructed as part of the Expo ’92. Head to the La Cartuja district of Sevilla to catch vanguard theatrical and musical performances ranging from classical and contemporary theater down to jazz, rock, and flamenco.
Teatro Alameda. This venue, just off the Alameda itself, hosts many children’s performances for school groups of all ages, as well as everything from flamenco to jazz and pop.
To delve into Sevilla’s world of independent theater, Sala La Imperdible is constantly receiving theater, dance, and music troupes from both the national and international spheres. Operating since 1990, the theater takes great pride in its unique fusion of various artforms, incorporating visual arts, poetry, music, writing and more into its performances.
Centro de las Artes de Sevilla. Dance and theatre; also exhibition space in the historic Monasterio San Clemente near the Puente Barqueta.
Sala Cero. In the heart of real Seville, just behind buzzing Plaza Los Terceros, this shows art-house plays.
Sala Fli. One of the newer spaces in the city, albeit in the outskirts, home to the renowned Los Ulen company.
Sala La Fundicion. An intimate venue in this hidden maze of cobbled streets near Puerta Jerez which once housed the Royal Mint. Comedy, flamenco, dance and theatre.
Teatro Quintero. The latest addition to the Seville theatre scene, opened in May 2010, in the shopping district.
Teatro Salvador Tavora. La Cuadra company has been based at this venue for 25 years, performing in 126 festivals in 30 countries.