What’s On in Madrid

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November highlights

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Immerse yourself in the magical universe of the popular character created by J.K Rowling (Feria de Madrid. 18 Nov-2 Apr).

An impressive show that brings together flamenco, metal and martial arts (Teatro Nuevo Apolo. Thursdays to Sundays. Till 10 December).

The influence of the French painter in the work of the artist from Malaga (Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum. Till 21 January).

The trajectory of this British movement changed the way in which industrial production was viewed and understood (Juan March Foundation. Till 21 January).

Extensive retrospective devoted to the original Czech artist, founder of Art Nouveau (Gaviria Palace. Till 25 February).

An amazing journey through the evolution of mankind, from its amphibian state to its ultimate desire to fly (Escenario Puerta del Ángel. 10 Nov-14 Jan).

Art and antique fair with items for antiquarians, art dealers and the general public (Feria de Madrid. 18-26 November).

The greatest equestrian show held in Spain (Feria de Madrid. 23-26 November).

One of the most influential bands in recent decades is back after seven years to present its ninth album, Automaton (WiZink. 25 November).

The flamenco singer is presenting an absolute gem of an album, unmissable for anyone who loves salsa music, entitled Indestructible (Nuevo Teatro Alcalá. 27 November).

december HIGHLIGHTS

A group of circus artists offer a tale of acrobatics and imagination (Teatro Circo Price. Check dates. 1 Dec-7 Jan).

First stop of this travelling exhibition about the Nazi extermination camp in Poland, with over 600 original objects (Canal Art Centre. 1 Dec-17 Jun).

A dance piece based on the classic drama with an original and modern vision (Teatro de la Zarzuela. Wednesday to Sunday. 9-23 December).

A new opera adaptation of the famous Paris story of Giacomo Puccini (Teatro Real. 11 Dec-8 Jan).

The British legend is coming to Spain as part of his tour with his latest album, Roll with the Punches (WiZink Center. 12 December).

The fathers of electronic rock are coming on their winter Global Spirit Tour in which they will present their latest album, Spirit (WiZink Center. 16 December).

Don't miss

Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker offers her classic dance and music show (Teatros del Canal - Sala Roja. 23-25 November).

Registration is now open for the last sporting event of the year. A Christmas classic (31 December).

Feeling festive?
  • Find out what activities are taking place over the holiday season.

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What's on for kids
  • The bottom of the ocean as it has never been seen before in a Madrid museum (National Museum of Natural Sciences. Till 14 January).

    Oceans: the exhibition. The last wild territory
  • In the Espacio Fundación Telefónica you can find this unique collection that traces the history of telecommunications.

    The History of Telecommunications
  • The largest musical production ever seen in Spain. Over 85 million people around the world (Teatro Lope de Vega. Tuesdays to Sundays).

    The Lion King (El Rey León)
  • A museum in the Malasaña district showing the largest collection of robots in Europe.

    The Robot Museum
  • Océanos: la exposición
  • Historia de las telecomunicaciones
  • El Rey León
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  • Take a peek at our selection of the most important events taking place this year and start planning your next visit!

    2017 Events Calendar
  • Totem. Cirque du Soleil
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    Enjoy the full programme of activities that has been prepared to celebrate the 4th centenary of the famous square (Plaza Mayor. Throughout 2017).

    400th Anniversary of Madrid's Plaza Mayor
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2018 sneak peek
  • The Magi will be riding around the city centre before they distribute their gifts (From Plaza San Juan de la Cruz to Plaza de Cibeles. 5 January).

    Three Kings Parade 2018
  • One of the leading Spanish fairs and most important In the worldwide tourist sector (Feria de Madrid. 17-21 January).

    Fitur 2018
  • Madrid is good enough to eat! Get ready for a fortnight of gastronomic delights (20 January-4 February 2018).

    Gastrofestival 2018
  • An opera that premieres in Spain and which reflects on love and the death penalty (Teatro Real. 26 Jan-9 Feb).

    Dead Man Walking
  • The Chinese musician is considered by professionals and experts to be the greatest pianist today (Teatro Real. 12 March).

    Lang Lang
  • The 39th edition of the national tournament will be bringing together the top eight teams from the first round of the National Futsal League (WiZink Center. 15-18 March).

    Futsal Spanish Cup
  • Following his solo debut, the British artist has managed to top the charts all over the world (WiZink Center. 31 March).

    Harry Styles
  • Cabalgata de Reyes 2017
  • Fitur
  • Gastrofestival 2017 / Verduras de moda. Diseños de la Pasarela Ciudad de la Verdura de Calahorra (Museo del Traje)
  • Dead Man Walking
  • Lang Lang
  • Copa de España de Fútbol Sala
  • Harry Styles
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