Theatre and dance

  • Combining the purest flamenco roots with touches of contemporary dance (Gran Teatro Bankia Príncipe Pío. 20 Jan and 4 Feb).

    Rafael Amargo – Íntimo
  • Rafael Amargo

january highlights

A version of Tchaikovsky's classic ballet featuring 45 dancers (Teatro de la Luz Philips Gran Vía. 22, 24 and 25 January).

Circus and ice skating tell a magical story for the whole family (Escenario Puerta del Ángel. Check dates. Till 22 January).

Yllana and Primital Bros get together in a musical comedy a cappella (Teatro Alfil. Fridays to Sundays. Till 29 January).

A selection of the comic company's 25 greatest sketches (Teatros del Canal - Sala Roja. 11-29 January).

The Fernández Montoya Brothers are paying tribute to their grandfather, Farruco (Teatro Nuevo Apolo. 18-21 January).

The company Tringlish Productions produces this fun comedy performed in English (Teatro del Arte. 21 January).

14 cappella singers offer a fusion between classical music and humour (Teatros del Canal - Sala Verde. 27-29 January).

A family theatre and music show performed in English by native English-speaking actors (Teatros del Canal - Sala Roja. 28 January).

FEBRUARY HIGHLIGHTS

An intense dramatic opera in two acts by Benjamin Britten that is being performed for the first time in Spain (Teatro Real. 31 Jan-28 Feb).

A dance show with acrobatics and digital art (Teatros del Canal - Sala Roja. 3-5 February).

The street dance ensemble are putting on a spectacular show to celebrate their 10th birthday (Teatro de la Luz Philips. Wednesdays to Sundays. 8-26 February).

A wonderful show with music by Carl Orff and the magic of the Catalan troupe (Nuevo Teatro Alcalá. 9-19 February).

A classical music performance that recovers the spirit of funambulism (Teatros Luchana. 5 & 19 Feb and 11,12 & 19 March).

Les Ballets de Monte-Carlo perform Prokofiev’s ballet (Teatros del Canal - Sala Roja. 10-12 February).

Seven magicians from different countries in shows for children and grown-ups alike, where illusion dominates the stage (Teatro Circo Price. 15 Feb-12 Mar).

A solo show by performer Claire Cunningham where she explores the potential of her disabled physicality (Cuarta Pared. 16-18 February).

After taking all five continents by storm, the flamenco legend returns to the Spanish capital with her latest show (Teatro Nuevo Apolo. 23 Feb-30 Apr).

Spanish dancer and choreographer La Ribot uses dance to explore the sensuality of the Baroque. (Teatros del Canal - Sala Negra. 22 Feb-5 Mar).

Bring on 2017!
  • Les Ballets de Monte-Carlo perform Prokofiev’s ballet (Teatros del Canal - Sala Roja. 10-12 February).

    Romeo and Juliet
  • After taking all five continents by storm, the flamenco legend returns to the Spanish capital with her latest show (Teatro Nuevo Apolo. 23 Feb-30 Apr).

    Sara Baras - Voices
  • The American dance company are presenting a parody of Russian classics (Teatros del Canal – Sala Roja. 29 Mar-9 Apr).

    Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo
  • The Cuban National Ballet, home to some of the world’s top dancers, performs the iconic romantic ballet (Teatros del Canal - Sala Roja. 10-14 May).

    Giselle - Cuban National Ballet
  • The American dance company celebrates its 90th anniversary with a spectacular programme (Teatro Real. 8, 10 and 11 June).

    Martha Graham Dance Company
  • The playwright, Johan Inger, reinvents the opera focusing on violence (Teatros del Canal - Sala Roja. 15-25 June).

    Carmen – National Dance Company
  • Two weeks of the most sublime flamenco singing and dancing (Various venues. 6-18 June).

    Suma Flamenca
  • Romeo y Julieta - Les Ballets de Monte-Carlo
  • Sara Baras
  • Ballets Trockadero de Montecarlo
  • Giselle - Ballet Nacional de Cuba
  • Martha Graham Dance Company
  • Carmen - Compañía Nacional de Danza
  • Suma Flamenca
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