Lugares - teatros - Lope de Vega
Lope de Vega Theatre
The facade we are contemplating today is the result of the 1920 reform. It is a classic style presentation, with six archeries and a pediment. This pediment had, in the past, a medallion with the effigy of Lope de Vega sculpted by Ponciano Ponzano. During this reform it was replaced by a portrait of the author in tile of Talavera, which today crowns the facade. In 1960 it was under a a new restoration that mainly affected his lobby.
For decades it worked both as a theater and as a cinema. It was even home to the Valladolid International Film Festival (Seminci).
It closed its doors on April 30, 2000. In 2006 it was acquired by Caja España-Duero (now Unicaja Banco) with the intention of rehabilitating it, a project that was finally unable to be undertaken by the economic crisis.
On February 12, 2020, Valladolid City Council and Unicaja agreed to swap Lope de Vega theatre for a plot in Callejón de la Alcoholera . As a result, Valladolid City Council takes over the historic stage space with the purpose of rehabilitating it for its value as soon as possible as a cultural property.
Teatro Lope de Vega Theatre is currently closed, pending its rehabilitation.