Living Chess in Javea on 29th July

In August every year, Javea holds a unique theatre performance: Human Chess, bringing a range of characters to life.

Using a game of chess as its basis, each year there is a different story told with script, stage design and musical accompaniment. You do not have to know the rules of the game to enjoy and understand this theatrical representation.


This Saturday is the XXV edition of Living Chess, A National Tourist Interest event in Javea. Under the title “A (SEA)” Raquel Violero and Alvaro Monfort form a mythical performance that wants to raise awareness about the protection of our sea.

The Living Chess is directed by Rafael Andarias together with the Festival Commission of the Mare de Deu de Loreto and will mobilize almost a hundred people among volunteers, participants and the Symphony Orchestra of the Musical Artistic Centre of Javea

A narrator and two players (a student or a special guest) usually read out the movements as play proceeds on the board.

The event takes place on Calle Lepanto on 29th July at 10.30 pm.