Theatre and dance

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    The director, José Carlos Martínez premieres this version of Petipa’s ballet (Teatro de la Zarzuela. 6-18 December).

    Don Quixote. National Dance Company
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december highlights


Combining the purest flamenco roots with touches of contemporary dance (La Estación. Gran Teatro Príncipe Pío. 9 December).

A classical music performance that recovers the spirit of funambulism (Teatros Luchana. Fridays to Sundays. 18 Nov-8 Jan).

A tribute to the burlesque that relives its greatest eras through music and dance (Teatro Alfil. Fridays. Till 23 December).

The largest musical production ever seen in Spain. Over 80 million people around the world (Teatro Lope de Vega. Tuesdays to Sundays).

Circus and ice skating tell a magical story for the whole family (Escenario Puerta del Ángel. 26 Nov-15 Jan).

The Russian company presents a magical performance of the Christmas classic by Tchaikovsky (Teatro Nuevo Apolo. 13 December).

Boris Charmatz explores the role of eating in dance (Teatros del Canal - Sala Roja. 14-15 December).

La Fura dels Baus is performing this emblematic opera by Richard Wagner  (Teatro Real. 17 Dec-3 Jan).

The Compañía Nacional de Danza pay tribute to their former artistic director (Teatro de la Zarzuela. 21-22 December).


The circus world will be welcoming in 2017 with a selection of their best acts (Teatro Circo Price. 2 Dec-8 Jan. Check dates).

The Ballet Nacional de Sodre-Uruguay is celebrating its 80th anniversary with this tale (Teatros del Canal - Sala Roja. 27 Dec-1 Jan).

Authentic Celtic dance and traditional Irish musical instruments (Teatro Nuevo Apolo. 25-26 December).

  • Take a peek at our selection of the most important events taking place this year and start planning your next visit!

    2016 Events Calendar
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