This neo-baroque theatre is named after the famous 16th century Spanish playwright, often called the Spanish Shakespeare, who wrote more than 1,500 plays. Like most of the buildings in this area of the city, it was designed for the 1929 Iberico-American Expo as the Pavilion of Seville, and was later used as a casino. It was converted into a theatre in 1980.
The theatre hosts flamenco shows, plays and concerts, both modern and classical, as well as major festivals - most famously the even-yeared Flamenco Biennale. If you don't feel up to experiencing some hispanic drama, you can enjoy the glamorous Café del Casino next door with its exquisite 1920s ballroom - chandeliers, marble columns, mirror - and shady terrace with smart hotel-style wooden furniture.
The café is in the same building as the Casino de Exposición, opposite the University on c/Palos de la Frontera, which is used for exhibitions.
Avenida Maria Luisa
Tel: 954 590 867
Tickets about 6 to 24 euro.
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