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During its renowned Theatre Festival, El Ejido becomes the cultural epicentre of Andalusia, programming a magnificent exhibition of the most famous Spanish mise-en-scène and performances. It is one of Andalusia’s most important cultural meetings and one of the Spanish national theatre’s most outstanding calls for dramatic arts.


This appointment is one of the most famous theatre calls of the country, including the best Spanish actors as well as the most interesting and more expectancy-creating shows of the cultural calendar.

During the last edition, the 37th one, a total of 53 national and international theatre companies put 90 performances on 22 different municipal stages, of which 47 were free of charge. The finest artists like Sara Baras, Nuria Espert, Carlos Hipólito, Luis Merlo, Pepón Nieto, Paco Tous, Kiti Manver or Daniel Muriel, amongst others, and prestigious companies like Els Joglars, Tricicle, La Fura dels Baus, Russian Classical Ballet, El Espejo Negro or Vaivén, have confirmed their presence for this year first-order festival programme, which includes almost every kind of theatre style.

From drama to comedy, as well as dance, exhibitions, minimalist shows, performances, edible theatre, caricatures, 3D drawings, theatre of the senses, shows in bars or on peculiar stages such as on a bus or under a canopy. A programme for all tastes and ages.

Each year, the Culture Department of the City Council of El Ejido firmly bets on heightening that call, counting on the presence of emerging groups as well as local and provincial theatre groups. All together with big companies, they configure an extraordinary quality and first-class programme for a connoisseur and demanding audience.

Besides the Theatre Festival, usually held in May and June, there is an ongoing cultural offer for residents and visitors throughout the year.

DThe Autumn Cultural Programme, the special programme for the Christmas season or the one prepared for winter and spring. Cultural and leisure options are constant in El Ejido. Music, concerts, theatre, dance, street entertainment and a long etcetera make up the cultural variety during the whole year long.

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