The Festival of Music and Dance of Granada in 1952 provided an impetus to the building of a theatre in the historical-artistic monuments complex.
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The theatre was opened in 1954, as the main venue for ballet performances of the Festival.
Since its construction, various renovation works have been carried out in it in order to host increasingly complex shows, matching the magnificence and incomparable character of the location in which they take place.
The organization of the Granada International Festival of Music and Dance, increasingly intense and demanding, as well as the needs of other shows and the desire to satisfy the needs of the public, motivated an extensive restoration process, completed in July 2005.
Architecturally, the theatre matches the gardens of the Generalife, the containing walls being perceived as an additional fragment of the complex and the different terraces and flowerbeds supporting the plants, of great importance in the installation. The setting is configured with natural walls of cypresses, offering a permanent, characteristic backdrop, unique in contemporary staging.