The Pavón Theatre, opened in 1925, is one of Madrid’s first buildings to be built entirely in the Art Decó style. Following the return of the National Classical Theatre Company to the Comedy Theatre in May 2015, the theatre closed its doors but returned in August 2016 under the management of various theatre professionals, including the prestigious director, Miguel del Arco.
This popular theatre is one of the architectural landmarks of the Lavapiés neighbourhood due to its colourful décor with art déco details on the façade, its rationalist volumetrics and, above all, its tower and clock. After years of abandonment, it recovered its image thanks to the refurbishment and reconstruction between 2000 and 2001 to be home to the National Classical Theatre Company until 2015. Following this company’s move to the Comedy Theatre, it has been closed until it was reopened in August 2016 under the management of important figures on the Madrid scene, such as Miguel del Arco and the actor, Israel Elejalde, along with the producers, Jordi Buxó and Aitor Tejada.