Alcalá de Henares' Medieval Theatre

This theatre, Europe's oldest (1601) was originally a rectangular open space. The audience sat or stood on the stone floor (still visible beneath the modern flooring). A rostrum or "balcon de las aparencias" was added, and then a roof. In 1800 it took on its current form, with an upper gallery for women (men remained below), and above this a storey composed of dressing rooms. The theatre could accomodate 700, but an audience of 150 is today's limit.

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pl. Plaza Cervantes, 12 12/17 Alcalá de Henares


+34 918 82 13 54


3 €

Opening hours

11.30am, 12.30pm, 1.30pm, 5pm, 6pm; weekends and Bank Hols 11am, 11.45am, 12.30pm, 13h15, 4.45pm, 5.30pm - closed Mon

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