Inaugurated on 10 June 1916, it was built according to the plans of the architect José Espelius. For the opening, presided by King Alfonso XIII and Queen Victoria Eugenia, the chosen piece was "El Capricho de las Damas" (The Ladies’ Whim).
The façade is one of the most striking of the Madrid theatres, with windows by Maumejean and mosaics from Talavera. It is able to hold an audience of more than 600 people. Nothing remains of the original interior decoration. Above the stalls is a skylight which, during the early years, was opened to ventilate the hall.
During the Second Republic it was called simply Victoria and in October 1936 it was rechristened with the name of the dramatist Joaquín Dicenta. Although in its early era it produced numerous musical shows, it became one of the theatres specialising in high comedy. And it remains so, currently being managed by the businessman Enrique Cornejo.
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