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Teatros del Canal reopened on 17 June with the Madrid en Danza festival. The following measures have been put into place for health and safety reasons:
Face masks are compulsory.
Hand sanitizer will be available in the entrance to the bathrooms and in common areas.
Spectators are to be seated further apart to ensure social distancing is followed.
Entry and exit points are staffed to ensure social distancing is followed.
The programme can be downloaded from the theatre’s website or via a bidi code.
The theatre is disinfected before each performance.
This 35,200m2 complex is dedicated soley to the performing arts. The state-of-the-art building, recipient of the National Architecture Award, was designed by architect Juan Navarro Baldeweg and was inaugurated in 2009.
The space has three stages: The Sala Roja, with a seating capacity of 843; the Sala Verde, with 778 seats; and the Sala Negra, a smaller stage that can seat up to 180. It is also home to the Canal Dance Centre (CDC), which has nine dance studios used for rehearsals. The complex also has a café with outdoor seating, in addition to dressing rooms, offices and lobbies.
Its programming is committed to technical and artistic excellence, with a wide variety of styles and contents, ranging from classical texts and modern pieces to concerts, dance, flamenco, zarzuela, opera, circus and cabaret.
Teatros del Canal also hosts annual festivals organised the Madrid Regional Government, such as the Autumn to Spring Festival, Madrid en Danza, Teatralia, Suma Flamenca and Arte Sacra.
Teatros Canal in Madrid are part of the Accessible Theatre project. This initiative emerged in 2011 as a collaboration between the Fundación Vodafone España, Asociación Psiquiatría y Vida (Nueva Vida Occupational Rehabilitation Centre) and Aptent Soluciones. The vision behind this project is to make all theatres accessible to everyone, particularly the elderly and people with hearing, visual and cognitive disabilities.
Audio Description: Audio Description is a voice that conveys relevant visual content to people with visual impairments. This service will be provided through an individual device which will be made available by the entrance of the room. Users of this service can purchase their tickets in any area of the different rooms.
Adapted subtitling: Hearing impaired people can see what is being said on stage through subtitles. Subtitling also identifies characters using colours and provides information about sounds and intonation in the dialogues. Anyone interested in this service should buy tickets in the central stalls areas, from row 8 (Sala Verde) and from row 11 (Sala Roja).
Individual hearing loop: Users with hearing aids that have a "T” position (hearing aid or cochlear implant) can hear everything that happens in the play with crystal clear precision thanks to an individual hearing loop. This service will be provided through an individual device which will be made available by the entrance of the room. Users of this service can purchase their tickets in any area of the different rooms.
Sound headphones: Users who have hearing problems or simply want to hear the play better can hear the sound with headphones. This service will be provided through an individual device which will be made available by the entrance of the room. Users of this service can purchase their tickets in any area of the different rooms.