What’s On in Madrid

  • A month full of activities related to flamenco and Spanish dance (Fernán Gómez Centro Cultural de la Villa. 16 May-10 Jun).

    Flamenco Madrid
  • Flamenco Madrid

may & june highlights

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

The city travels to the Golden Age and is filled with colour through a street museum made up of over 80 Maids of Honour (From 13 April to July).

An extraordinary exhibition comprising nearly 200 works, on loan from the Israel Museum, by artists who revolutionised the 20th-century (Gaviria Palace. 10 Apr-15 Jul).

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Painting and design brought together in the sketches by the great painter from Valencia (Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum. Till 27 May).

The famous television magician, Antonio Díaz, premieres his latest unprecedented magic and fantasy show (Teatro Rialto. Wednesday to Sunday).

Almost 180 photographs from the Magnum archive explore the myriad connotations of the word Play (Espacio Fundación Telefónica. 9 May-16 Sept).

Exclusive premiere of the new show by the flamenco singer for 6 non-extendable weeks (Teatro de la Luz Philips. Thursdays to Sundays. 24 May-1 July).

An exhibition of photographs exploring the representations of the human body (Tabacalera Promoción del Arte. Till 17 June).

Comedy, jazz and traditional European opera infused with social criticism fill the stage of Madrid's opera house (Teatro Real. 26, 27, 29, 30 May and 1 June).

The British soloist gives two concerts with the best songs of Pink Floyd (WiZink Center. 24-25 May).

Booksellers, authors and readers gather at one of the most traditional cultural events in the capital (El Retiro Park. 25 May-10 June).

The flamenco dancer Eva Yerbabuena reflects on the essence and limits of flamenco (Teatro Español. 30 May-3 June).

A tribute to the legendary photographer through his most iconic portraits (Canal de Isabel II Foundation. 31 May-19 Aug).

Actors and puppets star in the show that is an adaption of the Shaun Tan’s comic (Teatro de La Abadía - Sala José Luis Alonso. 31 May-2 Jun). 

The third edition of this gastronomical tour of urban hotels with ground-breaking culinary inventions in form of tapas (Various establishments. 3-31 May).

Legends from Real Madrid and Arsenal face each other in this charity event that raises funds for children in need (Santiago Bernabéu Stadium. 3 June).

An authentic interior design and decoration party which fills the Barrio de Las Letras (Literary Quarter) with art, design and culture (7-10 June).

Two weeks of the most sublime flamenco singing and dancing (Various venues. 5-24 June).

A new edition of the artisan beer market featuring the largest number of beers, breweries and side activities (Madrid Caja Mágica. 8-10 June).

The iconic band celebrates the 40th anniversary of their News of the World album (WiZink Center. 9 June).

The elite of European badminton is coming to Madrid (Centro Deportivo Municipal Marqués de Samaranch. 14-17 June).

Five flamenco artists will be performing in a show brimming with art and emotion (Círculo de Bellas Artes. 16-17 June).

Elvis Costello, Serrat, Norah Jones, Simple Minds ... a remarkable line-up for the third edition of this eclectic festival (Complutense University Botanical Garden. 21 Jun-29 Jul).

The drummer of the Beatles presents his latest album, Give More Love (WiZink Center. 28 June).


Make your way up to the observation deck of the former transmissions tower and enjoy a stunning view of the city.

Take in the city's top sights on board our hop on hop off bus, equipped with audio guides in 14 languages.

May is the perfect month to immerse yourself in the local culture like a true madrileño! Register now and enjoy the San Isidro festivities with amazing opportunities thanks to Vuelve a Madrid.

  • Take your pick from Madrid's eclectic festivals, featuring everything from jazz to rock.

    2018 Music Festivals
  • Mad Cool Festival
  • Max Beckmann. Quappi con suéter rosa. 1932 - 1934. ©VEGAP, Madrid
  • Don’t miss the weekly changing of the guard (on Weds and Sat) and the special Solemn Change, which takes place on the first Wednesday of each month (Next event: 6 June).

    Changing the Guard at the Royal Palace
  • Relevo solemne de la Guardia Real
  • Metallica, Jason Derulo, Bob Dylan, Harry Styles, Sam Smith, Imagine Dragons, Thirty Second to Mars, Bruno Mars, Iron Maiden, KISS, U2...

    Unmissable concerts in 2018
  • Bruno Mars
What's on for kids
  • 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
  • Theatre, music and dance for babies, fostering the arts from infancy  (Fernán Gómez Centro Cultural de la Villa - Sala Jardiel Poncela. Sat-Sun. 7 Apr-27 May).

    Rompiendo el Cascarón - XI Theatre Cycle for Babies
  • Historia de las telecomunicaciones
  • El Rey León
  • museum robot 1
  • Rompiendo el Cascarón
  • Take a peek at our selection of the most important events taking place this year and start planning your next visit!

    2018 Events Calendar
  • Clotilde sentada en un sofá, 1910. Óleo sobre lienzo. Museo Sorolla, Madrid © Ministerio de Cultura
  • From one of the largest Royal Palaces in Europe to Real Madrid's stadium, discover the city's most popular sights and attractions.

    Madrid Top 10
  • There are plenty of green spaces in Madrid, offering a peaceful interval of relief under the deep-blue sky.

    Parks and Gardens