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Laroles Theatre Festival ´Me Vuelves Lorca´ – Alpujarra Spain

Laroles Theatre Festival ´Me Vuelves Lorca´ – Alpujarra Spain

After 8 editions and 10 years of this fabulous Cultural initiative the summer festival draws to a close in Sping 2024. Anna Kemp the founder and creator od this project thanked the local community in Laroles and all the supporters over the years of this rural theatre project.

Laroles Summer Festival

When? 1st week of August

Where? Laroles open-air theatre. A venue located high up in the Alpujarra mountains, on the border of Granada/Almeria provinces. Laroles is on the edge of Almeria province but belongs to Granada.

By Car:

  • 1 hour 15 mins from Granada
  • 1 hr 30 mins from Almeria
  • 2 hours from Malaga.

Laroles Town Hall Granada Alpujarras

´Me Vuelves Lorca´ is more than just a festival.


  • a chance to enjoy quality theatre in a unique setting
  • a return to the essence of theatre: experience theatre as the ancient Greeks did breath-taking
  • an unspoilt, little known corner of Spain waiting to be discovered
  • part of a dynamic, award-winning social development project
  • a taste of a traditional rural lifestyle
  • set against the backdrop of the stunning Alpujarra mountains in the Sierra Nevada National Park

Me Vuelves Lorca

This August in Laroles Me Vuelves Lorca’  theatre & music Festival comes back to the Alpujarras. In each edition the festival represents a new phase in the life of Un Teatro Entre Todos, an award-winning social development project. Aiming to revitalize a lesser known area  the Alpujarras in Granada through cultural events and sustainable tourism.

Laroles Theatre in Spain

A theatre in the mountains

It’s a dream that started in 2013 with the construction of a open-air theatre on the outskirts of the village. The work was carried out by members of the
local community, taking advantage of the traditional know-how in the area and using the same materials that have been used for centuries to make the agricultural terraces in the area.

The result is a beautiful, handcrafted amphitheatre in a stunning natural setting in an area that’s been hard hit by the recession. A commitment to sustainable tourism and culture set in motion by the local inhabitants.

British-born Anna Kemp is the driving force behind the project, and takes as her inspiration, the Minak Theatre in Cornwall, one of the most famous open-air theatres in the world, and the product of the commitment and determination of another woman, Rowena Cade (1893-1983).

Laroles Theatre Festival

The 2023 edition is back with a mix of theatre, music and comedy. The events are over the first weekend in August. Doors open at 8.30pm and performances begin at 9.30pm. Here are the activities planned in this 2021 edition: 

Friday 4th August 2023 at 9.30pm – Theatre & Music

  • Performance: Señor B, Algunos desastres de la guerra

Laroles Theatre Festival Alpujarras Granada

Saturday 5th August 2023 

  • Ensamble – Music performed by Fernando Egozcue Quintet

Sunday 6th August 2023 

  • Play: Lazaro by LEAMŎK
  • An adaptation of Lazarillo de Tormes 

Followed by Comedy

  • Jamming Session – Improv/Comedy

Laroles Hotel Alpujarra

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Where to stay

A variety of accommodation is on offer in Laroles and the surrounding area.

Laroles Me Vuelves Lorca


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  1. Sally says:

    Hi Molly, you are definitely not blogging to a blank space!
    Really enjoy your blogs and feel inspired to visit many of the places you write about, some of which I have visited and love. As someone who has only so far taken holidays in Spain, I am hoping one day to spend some time living in Spain and improving my language skills.
    Please keep up the blog, it is great!

    • Molly says:

      Wow, thanks so much Sally.
      Your comments are much appreciated.

      Part of the joy of travelling to somewhere you love is reading about it and the planning.
      Certainly it is for me anyhow.
      Nice to see you here.

      Have a good week

  2. sina says:

    I want to know how can we sign up for attending in the festival? tnx

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