The 13th and 14th editions of the International Classical Theater Festival of Almagro, held in 1990 and 1991, were assumed by Francisco José Mayans as new director. In 1992, Spain celebrated important events and the 15th Festival of Almagro had a new director, Juan Pedro de Aguilar from Albacete. De Aguilar was the promoter of a new festival concept, which he carried out for the next three editions, what suppose the visit of 20.000 spectators average. Parallel activities were also promoted, such as book presentations, dramatized readings, the ‘Encuentros Internacionales de Almagro’, organized by José Monleón; or concerts of music bands in the Plaza Mayor, among other experiences.
In 1994, the National Classical Theater Company inaugurated its headquarters in Almagro, in Hospital de San Juan space. During 1995 various changes were made in the theatrical and cultural map of Spain, since the direction of INAEM changes, assumed by Elena Posa; Amaya de Miguel´s was designated as the new director of the Festival, and Carmen Alborch as new Minister of Culture. The organizational team of the 18th Festival was completely renewed. Among other professionals, Francisco Leal was hired, who assumes the technical direction. Nowadays Leal continues working for the Festival, as he has become an essential professional for the proper development of the event.
In 1997, the International Festival of Classical Theater of Almagro celebrates its 20th edition, with Luciano García Lorenzo as a director. He managed the Festival until 2004, coinciding with its 27th edition. At this time the days dedicated to the contest were extended, covering four weekends, in order to attract more public. In 1997, the Festival got incomes for 55 million pesetas and a budget of 35 million pesetas. Among other milestones, Luciano García Lorenzo encouraged dialogue between researchers, professors and creators of the performing arts, increasing the number of scheduled foreign companies and inviting young directors to participate. This initiative provided a contemporary look on the classics, in addition to creating the section ‘Trasnochando’, as different publications.
A total of nine prestigious directors have assumed the challenge, the commitment and the responsibility of running the Festival from its beginnings to the present day: César Oliva, Rafael Pérez Sierra, Francisco José Mayans, Juan Pedro de Aguilar, Miguel Amaya, Luciano García Lorenzo, Emilio Hernández and Natalia Menéndez.