The most beautiful setting for 150 years of history
The Romea Theatre is one of the most important cultural references in the city and stands in the Plaza de Julián Romea, a famous Murcian actor considered one of the greatest glories of the national theatre.
The theatre has undergone various restorations due to the fires it suffered in the 19th century
The building, opened in 1862 under the name of Los Infantes Theatre, was then renamed the Soberanía Popular Theatre and finally Romea Theatre, after the actor died. The building suffered during the 19th century two fires (1877 and 1899), leaving behind just the walls. The reconstruction works after the fires and the important rehabilitation suffered in 1985 is the reason why this monumental theater to have been inaugurated four times.
The neoclassical theatre's monumental facade is characterized by an eclectic style
The busts of the central top part of the theatre represent Beethoven, Mozart and Listz and, on the windows, we can find four medallions with reliefs from so many other Murcian playwrights, highlighting the character of this building dedicated to the culture. Inside, the paintings of the ceiling stand out, done by Antonio de la Torre and Inocencio Medina, depicting the coronation of Julián Romea by the muses and the offering of a city shield to the actor and poet.
It is one of the most important theaters in Spain
The curtain, which was a gift from Maria Guerrero, represents Music, Poetry and Drama.
The Romea Theatre is one of the most important theaters in Spain, it is highly appreciated by both spectators and artists, because its beauty, comfort and extraordinary acoustics.