Quiquiriquí. Granada’s Festival of Puppet Theatre

Granada’s Festival of Puppet Theater is called Quiquiriquí. It originated from an idea and consequent proposal by the Federico García Lorca Center Consortium and is sponsored by the Ministry of Culture in collaboration with the City of Granada, the French Alliance of Granada and Granada City of Literature UNESCO. The company Etcétera is in charge of artistic direction.

This year, even more Granada institutions are collaborating with the festival, like the Alhambra and Generalife Patronage, the Manuel de Falla Archive and the City of Granada Orchestra. Also the Granada Noir Festival, the Botanical Restaurant and the Lemon Rock Bar & Hostel.

Autumn 2018 brings Quiquiriquí to Granada. Quiquiriquí is no mere program of shows, but rather aspires to be a complex event with a social component to express all kinds of activities and encounters.

The city of Granada deserves — given its history and the strength of its contemporary arts scene — a true festival of puppet theater. The contributions of Falla, Lorca and Lanz at the beginning of the 20th century had a decisive influence on this art form in Spain as well as in Europe and Latin America. Today Granada is an incubator of young talent, is home to high-quality companies, and possesses an understanding and enthusiastic public. The festival was born with the aim to connect citizens with artists and their work, thereby giving visibility and training to emerging talents, and facilitating dialogue between masters of recognizable prestige and those who take their first steps into this art form to put Granada on the international puppeteer map. We intend to create a festival that lives up to European standards by attracting current great names: the consecrated and the newcomers, and which brings together traditional theater experiences with contemporary ones. This is another step toward positioning Granada as the European Capital of Culture by 2031.

The program is organized into three trajectories: performances; drawing together young creators (The Incubator); and ancillary activities. For this year we have scheduled 12 shows from 10 different companies that will make up a total of 31 performances. The countries represented are: Spain, France, Mexico, Canadá, United Kingdom and Italy. We will have companies from Aragón, Castile and Leon, Aragón, Catalonia, Galicia, Basque Country and Andalusia. Most of the works will be premieres in Spain and/or Granada.

PRICES AND TICKET SALES

Ticket sales: Internet: redentradas.com // Telephone: +34 958 10 81 81 // Ticket Office at the Isabel la Católica Theater, Kiosco Redentradas (Acera del Casino) and from one hour before the start of the show, if any tickets remain, at the Federico García Lorca Center //

Prices: Adults 13 euros // children under 14 years 8 euros // Students, retired and unemployed 11 euros // Special price for 8 shows 80 euros // Special price for 48 shows 40 euros // Not included in the special ticket prices for multiple shows Cosas que se olvidan fácilmente // 

See the programme

See the 2017 audiovisual