During the Almagro International Festival of Classical Theatre, thanks to the collaboration with the National Theatre Museum the cloister of the museum is used as celebration space for multiple activities and events.
The National Theatre Museum located in Almagro since 1989, moved to its current location in 2004 after the vast remodelling and adaption works to the space set up inside the former Palacios Maestrales.
In 1994 the Almagro Town Council agreed the cession of the Palacios Maestrales de Calatrava to the Ministry of Culture to relocate then the National theatre museum within its walls. The Museum was eventually inaugurated in February 2004 with an exhibition dedicated to the Theatre in Spain in the Golden Age.
The cloister is situated within the complex of the Palacios Maestrales, a beautiful Mudejar-style building located in the northern side of the Plaza Mayor of Almagro. It was built in the 13th century by the Friars and Knights of the Order of Calatrava and it is considered as one of the architectural jewel of Castilla La Mancha.
Nowadays the former cloister is an open-air space that can accommodate up to 130 spectators. Since the 27th edition of the festival – for more than a de decade now- the visitors have been admiring its elegance and Gothic magnificence, while attending the numerous events organized and offered by the Festival such as exhibitions, theatre performances, concerts, conferences and awards ceremonies.