The Premio Corral de Comedias is the award given, every year, by the Almagro International Festival of Classical Theatre, since 2005, to national and / or international figures, featuring a relevant artistic career within the world of the performing arts and in various fields or genres. In the previous editions have been awarded outstanding institutions such as the Royal Shakespeare Company, the Comédie Française, and leading theatre figures like Nuria Espert, Vanessa Redgrave, Francisco Nieva, Michel Piccoli, José María Flotats, Norma Aleandro, Declan Donellan, among others.
Moreover, each year the Festival pays a tribute to recognize the achievements and the dedication of public figures, teachers, directors, producers, artists... whose work and contribution to the universe of the Baroque artistic heritage has been fundamental and relevant to the development, study and dissemination of this cultural tradition. Protagonists of this tribute have been names such as José Nieto, Vicente Fuentes, Rafael Pérez Sierra, César Oliva, Andrés Peláez, José Tamayo, José Hierro, José Manuel Garrido, Javier Artiñano, Ángel Fernández Montesinos, among others…
Manuel Canseco, stage director.
Juan Gómez-Cornejo, light disigner.
Pepa Pedroche, Joaquín Notario, Arturo Querejeta, actors.
José Nieto, musician and composer.
Vicente Fuentes, master and verse adviser.
Ángel Fernández Montesinos, stage director.
Javier Artiñano, stage and costume designer.
Andrés Peláez, director of the National Theatre Museum since its creation until 2015.
Jose Manuel Garrido, consultant and cultural producer.
César Oliva, doctor in Philology, professor and stage director. Festival director from 1983 to1985.
Ángel Fernandéz Montesinos, stage director.
Rafael Pérez Sierra, Founder of the Almagro Festival of Classical Theatre and Festival director from 1986 to 1989. Director of the Compañía Nacional de Teatro Clásico from 1995 to 1999.
José Tamayo, stage director.
Isidora Aguirre, dramatist.
Elio Berhayer, fashion designer.
Alberto González Vergel, stage director.