Friends of the Theatre Association, now with 500 members! recently launched FOTA FUN group! This is aimed at encouraging young people to join. On Saturday a fun, highly enjoyable Treasure Hunt organised by Simon de la Mare and Kirsty Dennis attracted a big crowd of participants and despite the rain they all had a huge amount of fun.So….join FOTA if not already a member! With trips of all kinds and a monthly Lunch Club you make friends and enjoy yourselves…and support the theatre.

The FOTA desk at the Salon Varietes will be open on a Saturday 12 – 2pm as well as Mon, Wed, Fri. For further information ring Val Williams, tel 952 584 268.

Happy Theatre-Going!
Geoffrey Stansfield


BOX OFFICE: tel 952 47 45 42. Open 11am – 2 30pm Mon – Sat and 1 hour before each performance….or: book online at




The Salon Varietés Theatre

The Salon Varietés is the only English-speaking theatre in southern Spain. It is located in the heart of Fuengirola, only meters away from the bus and train stations.

Once upon a time on the Costa del Sol there lived a group of thespians who dreamed of staging glittering productions in their very own theatre. A leasehold on the local fleapit cinema wasn’t quite what they had in mind. Nevertheless they turned their frog into a prince among playhouses without the aid of a magic wand but a magic clarinet! The instrument in question belonged to one-time US chart-topper Acker Bilk who, in trademark bowler, goatee beard and striped waistcoat, opened the Salon´s first show all those years ago in June 1985.

For seven years the theatre was run by the seat of its pants with volunteers contributing funds and physical labour. In 1992 the theatre became a cultural association and a board of nine was elected with the result that today every show has a budget and a beady eye is kept on balance sheets. 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.

After a marathon of hard work the online booking system finally came into operation. You can now book your tickets online for Salon Varietes Theatre online. Please check their excellent website for more details

BOX OFFICE TEL: 952 474 542. Open 11am – 2 30pm Mon to Sat and an hour before