The Salon was built in 1925 and actually ran as a theatre until 1956 when it was turned into a Cinema, showing films in Spanish, and once a week films in English, which was a wonderful treat to the ex pats in those days. Spearheaded by Mike Lewin and Annie Spiers, they negotiated a long term lease on The Salon, with the landlord Manuel Balbuena, who was delighted at the prospect of The Theatre coming to life once more. With the blood, sweat, toil, and probably a few tears from a hard working core of dedicated people, most of whom are still very active in the Theatre today, they changed everything except the name, the place we all know and love as The Salon Varietés was born, it opened its doors for the first time on June 14 th 1985. On the bill, Bernard Stanley Bilk, better know as Acker Bilk and his Paramount Jazz band,
The Salon offers a wide choice of productions, Musicals, Drama, Reviews and Farce making it a unique cultural centre for foreign residents, and visitors alike.
The Salon Varietés has over the years become a hub, to this transient community, by offering a cultural and sociable place where people can come and enjoy a wide and varied choice of productions.
The Salon Varietés is still the only true live Theatre on the Costa del Sol, and we are very proud of that fact. The Salon's Board, S.A.L.V.A. works very hard to maintain the superb standard that has been achieved over the years by a dedicated band of extremely talented people. Some have been involved in the Professional Theatre, and who now give their knowledge generously and gladly to keep the doors of the Salon open.
In June next year it will be The Salons 20th anniversary and that is thanks to all the people past and present whose hard work and dedication make The Salon Varietés what it is today. Viva Salon Varietés.
You will find the Theatre in the centre of Fuengirola, just off the main square (Plaza de la Constitución), 100m from the church.