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.

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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.

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

The Teatro de la Zarzuela is a unique space for Spanish lyrical tradition.

A theatre complex dedicated to technical quality and artistic excellence with a varied program of events.

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

Theatrical space designed by Jean Guy Lecat in the Matadero complex.

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

Teatro Circo Price, mecca of the circus shows in Madrid, also hosts plays and concerts.

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


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