Almagro

Spain



Address:
C/ Gran Maestre, 2
Ciudad Real
13270
Phone: 0034 926 261 014
Fax: 0034 926 261 012
Website: http://museoteatro.mcu.es

Museo Nacional Del Teatro

The Museo Nacional del Teatro is the only museum that is exclusively dedicated to the history of the scenic arts in Spain. The objective of the museum is to exhibit the cultural legacy of Spanish theatre in all its forms and since its origin.

The Palacios de los Maestres (Masters' Palaces), situated on the northern side of the main plaza in Almagro, was built in the Middle Ages as the residence of the lay friars and knights of the Order of Calatrava and seat of the Grand Master. In the 16th century it became the residence of the Governor of Almagro, and in the 18th century it was used as the cavalry barracks. In 1802 a section of the palaces was converted into a new priory convent of the Order, until 1816. Subsequently, with the seizure of Mendizábal, the building passed on to private hands and was dismantled.

In 1994 the Almagro City Council donated the Palacios de los Maestres so that it could become the location of the Museo Nacional del Teatro, and since then it has been the object of important works carried out to adapt the remains of a historical building to the needs of a modern museum.

The rehabilitation project and extension of the site includes a complete restoration of the ancient cloister, the construction of a new museum installation around the rear courtyard and the rehabilitation of the passage to the street of the Grand Master to access the library and painting room.

The new museum occupies a surface area of 2,213 square metres, over three levels, distributed into exhibition halls on the three floors, library, warehouses in the basement and on the mezzanine, offices on the upper floor and towe... [ Read all ]


 Permanent Collection Highlights (17)

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Permanent Collection

The museum's permanent collection is based on two concepts, one chronological and the other thematic.
Highlights include more than 8,000 works on paper (scenography, costume designs, drawings and illustrations), paintings, sculptures and photography (more than 25,000 snapshots dating back to 1870), costumes (more than 2,000 since the end of the 18th century), models, sets, musical archives, administrative documents and season programmes pertaining to the different Spanish theatres.

LOWER LEVELS: HALLS I AND II
Greco-Roman Theatre
Medieval Theatre
Theatre of the Golden Age

MEZZANINE: HALLS III AND IV
18th - 19th century, Don Juan Tenorio and Romanticism

UPPER LEVEL: HALLS V-VIII
Popular Theatre, Theatre Art and Avant-garde Theatre
Lyric Theatre: Opera, Zarzuela and Frivolous Genre
Dance
Authors, Actors and Companies since 1920
Actors and Directors after 1940 (National Theatre)
Jose Tamayo and Spanish Festivals
Marionettes

UPPER CLOISTER
The Magic of the Theatre: Machinery and Stage Equipment




Exhibitions (11)

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Cost

Normal price: €2.40
Reduced price: €1.20

REDUCED PRICES (accreditation required):
Holders of youth cards, student cards, or international equivalents. Groups related to cultural or educational institutions, having completed the corresponding request. Members of trusts and Associations of other public museums.

FREE ENTRY (accreditation required):
Children under the age of 18, persons over the age of 65 or pensioners and retirees, unemployed persons, National Tourist Guides, employees of Public Museums, cultural/education volunteer workers, members of Professional Associations of Plastic Artists, journalists exercising their professional activity.

FREE ENTRY FOR ALL THE PUBLIC:
Saturday afternoons and Sunday mornings, 27th of March (World Theatre Day), 18th of May (International Museum Day), 12th of October (National Holiday in Spain), 6th of December (Spanish Constitution Day).


Opening hours

1ST AUGUST TO 30TH JUNE Tuesdays to Fridays: 10-14:00 and 16-19:00
Saturdays: 11-14:00 and 16-18:00
Sundays and Public Holidays: 11-14:00
Mondays: Closed
*During August the Museum will close in the afternoons one hour earlier, except on Saturdays.

1ST TO 31ST JULY
Tuesdays to Fridays: 10-14:00 and 18-20:00
Saturdays: 11-14:00 and 18-20:00
Sundays and Public Holidays: 11-14:00
Mondays: Closed
*30 minutes prior to closing time no more tickets will be sold and access to the museum will not be allowed.


Getting there

C/ Gran Maestre, 2
13270 Almagro (Ciudad Real)
SPAIN

Tel: (+34) 926 261 014
Fax: (+34) 926 261 012
Email: museoteatro@inaem.mcu.es




Museum internal and external photos (8)

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Groups

To guarantee the security of the collections, groups will be limited to a maximum number of 30 persons. The teacher will be responsible at all times for students' behaviour.