Royal Colosseum of San Lorenzo de El Escorial, an 18th-century Court Theater

Baroque Theater Royal Colosseum Carlos III of San Lorenzo de El Escorial in Madrid

In your next visit to San Lorenzo de El Escorial, in the Sierra de Madrid, you will see again, already completely renovated, the Royal Colosseum Carlos III, an artistic jewel of the 18th century and the last Court Theater that remains active in Spain.

He Royal Coliseum of El Escorial It was opened in 1771, and declared as Monument of Cultural Interest, is the oldest of the covered theaters that exist in Spain.

It is an example of baroque theater according to the style of the French and Neapolitan theaters of the late 18th century. Designed by the French architect Jaime Marquet, commissioned by King Carlos III, Juan de Villanueva, author architect of the Prado Museum, among other historic buildings in Madrid participated in its construction.

Located on Floridablanca street in San Lorenzo de El Escorial, he Royal Colosseum of Carlos III It has had multiple uses throughout its history. Its greatest boom was in the early twentieth century, because in this theater many works by famous playwrights of the time were released.

After the Civil War it was converted into a movie theater, with the name of Lope de Vega Theater. But at the end of the 70s a great reform and the Royal Coliseum of El Escorial It became a hall of musical performances and dance.

In 2006 it was temporarily closed to carry out a deep remodeling, and in this month of December it has just been reopened with a concert schedule that you can still enjoy, because it closes this Sunday, the 19th with the interpretation of Christmas choirs by Juan Sebastian Bach by the Escolanía del Monastery of San Lorenzo de El Escorial and a quartet of violas.

From now on Royal Colosseum of San Lorenzo de El Escorial it is once again a room where a wide range will be developed programming of concerts and theater and dance performances.