Theatres and concert halls

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Music, dance, opera, zarzuela and comedy are within the broad range of performing genres you can watch live at the many theatres, stages and concert halls of Madrid. Below, you’ll find only a few of them. We wanted to write a short list with the most relevant, so please, look for private or alternative theatres and concert halls elsewhere.

The Teatro Real reopened on 1 July. You can also continue to enjoy the opera house's fabulous ballets and operas on their online platform.

A large capacity auditorium, hosting the country’s biggest symphony concerts.

Located in the Salesas area and totally reformed, it has been the headquarters for the National Drama Centre 1978.

Second headquarters of the National Drama Centre holds, in particular, classical shows from the 20th century.

Originally inaugurated by Alonso XII, this theatre is situated in Madrid’s theatre district, the Literary Quarter. CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE

This former church converted into a theatre offers an extensive programme and training courses in Chamberí.

Don't miss the chance to watch a Spanish operetta in this gem of a theatre.

A modern theatre complex that stages major Spanish and international theatre performances and concerts.

A witness of the history of Madrid, the Teatro Español has been holding theatre shows since the 16th century.

A theatre space inside the Matadero complex designed by Jean Guy Lecat.

Located in Plaza de Colón, this centre holds diverse cultural activities and theater shows. Reopening on 30 September

Don't miss

The only permanent indoor circus in Spain, this wonderful venue plays host to first-class shows and concerts.

This magnificent auditórium located in Nouvel brings arts to life in the Queen Sofia programme.


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