Address

Ronda Santo Domingo, 7, 13270 Almagro

The Antigua Universidad Renacentista (AUREA) was inaugurated as a venue of the Almagro International Festival of Classical Theatre in 2006 after an ambitious restoration and consolidation plan to adapt the building to the needs of a modern-day theatre.
The venue is located in the former church of the old Monastery-University of Nuestra Señora del Rosario, whose foundation is due to Frey Fernando Fernandez de Córdova and Mendoza, of the Order of Calatrava.

The architectural ensemble set aside its academic use in 1835. The buildings were used as an oil mill and all its goods were sold. Unfortunately it suffered several fires and was finally converted into a furniture factory.

At present, only the church and some lecture rooms remain of the former Monastery-University. The vestiges that subsisted on site, and other archaeological pieces as the choir, are faithful testimonies of the vital role that this stunning Renaissance monastery played in the sixteenth century.

After vast transformation works in the Moorish and Gothic nave of the ancient church, the Festival was able to transform a sacred space of the sixteenth century into a 21st century first class stage. This fully equipped performance venue has a capacity of 522 seats, all placed inside the former nave of the Church.

Architectural beauty and artistic excellence merge in this elegant setting to put centre stage the playful and the sacred tradition of the Golden Age Theatre. Enjoying the Classics in this scenic, elegant and intimate setting, is a unique experience for the senses.

Activities programmed in this venue

Céfalo y Pocris

Teatro del Velador
July 15th 2020, 20:00 _ AUREA

Tirant lo Blanc. Selección de ilustraciones de Manuel Boix

Institut Valencià de Cultura
July 17th – 18th 2020 _ AUREA

Tirant

Institut Valencià de Cultura and CNTC
July 17th – 18th 2020, 20:00 _ AUREA

Quien amores tiene…Conmemoración del V centenario de la primera vuelta al mundo

Coro de la Generalitat Valenciana and Harmonia del Parnàs
July 19th 2020, 13:00 _ AUREA

El Lazarillo de Tormes y poemas

Rafael Álvarez El Brujo
July 20th – 22ndth 2020, 20:00 _ AUREA

Casa con dos puertas, mala es de guardar

Clásicos on the road
July 23rd 2020, 20:00 _ AUREA

Andanzas y entremeses de Juan Rana

CNTC and Ron Lalá
July 25th – 26th 2020, 20:00 _ AUREA

Other venues

Corral de Comedias

Plaza Mayor, 18, 13270 Almagro

Teatro Adolfo Marsillach. Hospital de San Juan

Calle San Agustín, 21, 13270 Almagro

Antigua Universidad Renacentista

Ronda Santo Domingo, 7, 13270 Almagro

Oviedo’s Palace

Calle Marqués de las Hormazas, 9, 13270 Almagro