Cabildo Vice President and Adeje Mayor visit theatre works in the town

The new theatre is about “cultural democracy” says Arriaga Álvarez

13 september 2022
The Cabildo vice president and councillor for innovation and culture, Enrique Arriaga Álvarez accompanied the Adeje mayor, José Miguel Rodríguez Fraga on a recent visit to see how work on the new theatre in the town’s cultural centre is progressing.
 
The new space now boasts a 500 seater theatre, a second space with 110 person capacity for a variety of uses – rehearsals, meetings, conferences, etc., dressing rooms, toilets, storage zones, rehearsals spaces, and the main hall can also be used as an exhibition space. The building will be using the latest in technology, and uses sustainable materials, energy efficient installations, led lighting, etc., and is adaptable to current and future health norms. 
 
Arriaga Álvarez said, “the new Adeje auditorium is a priority infrastructure for the Cabildo, allowing the staging of top class cultural shows for the population without needing to go the island capital to see them”, adding that this was one of the reasons the Cabildo had invested five million euros into the project.  He added that the space was created to meet a growing demand from the people in South Tenerife to be able to enjoy a full top-rate cultural agenda as well as adding to the tourist attractions for the borough. 
 
The mayor said that this was a long-awaited work and much needed in the borough.  “Our theatre isn’t just a top class infrastructure ready to welcome visiting shows and performances but is also part of our project to reactivate the social and economic life of the town of Adeje.  We know that this theatre has and will play a fundamental part on the cultural life of our centre, the Calle Grande, the Plaza de España, the Casa Fuerte and the Barranco del Infierno.  It will also be a meeting place for our residents from all parts of the borough”.
 
The mayor thanked the Cabildo for their support, their financial participation and their overall interest in the project. 
 
The new stage and box are the most modern in South Tenerife with a huge variety of staging and set options, according to the councillor for works, Esther Rivero Vargas, who was also present during the visit to the works.
 
The new theatre is built where the old one stood, part of the Adeje cultural centre, which is also home to the town’s public library, the seniors centre, Radio Sur Adeje, the departments of communication, education and culture, and the university campus.