What’s On in Madrid

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    Discover why Rubens is the most important painter of sketches in the history of European art (Prado Museum. Till 5 August).

    Rubens. Painter of Sketches
  • La pesca milagrosa. Rubens, Óleo sobre tabla

april 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).

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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The renowned dancer and choreographer performs 12 dance scenes, each representing a different flamenco style (Teatros del Canal - Sala Roja. Wed to Sun, 12-22 April).

Exhibition focusing on a retrospective of the icon of the pop culture (CaixaForum Madrid. 1 Feb-6 May).


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).

All the posters by the French painter that illustrate life in fin-de-siècle Paris (Canal de Isabel II Foundation. 8 Feb-6 May).

International and Spanish companies put on shows that encompass all the performing arts (Various locations. 6-29 April).

Over the past few years, Madrid’s calendar has got filled with street markets and pop-up events gathering buyers, sellers and producers.

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In this video-installation, the artist has taken inspiration from Marie Curie (Espacio Telefónica Foundation. 23 Feb-22 Apr).

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A world premiere in Spanish and English based on a novel by the same name by William Blake (Naves Matadero. 14-22 April).

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).

Over one hundred works review the artistic friendship between the three artists (Mapfre Foundation. Recoletos Exhibition Hall. 1 Feb-6 May).

Ivor Bolton, the musical director of Madrid's opera house, conducts one of Benjamin Britten's least known works (Teatro Real. 12-24 April).

This cultural festival for alternative music and cultural biodiversity returns with another edition and artists like Asaf Avidan and Viva Suecia (18 Apr-6 May).

Horse racing is back on at the Hipódromo de La Zarzuela (Spring season: 4 March to 1 July)

A production featuring four key works which summarise the repertoire of the German group (Teatro Real. 20-21 April).

The world's best juggler will be giving a short show for the first time in Madrid (Teatro Circo Price. 22 April).

Sport and music at one of the most important sporting events of the many that are held in Spain. Consult the new route! (22 April).

An incredible flamenco show that touches all of the styles that sustain this art (Madrid Flamenco Theatre at Teatro Alfil).

The British singer-songwriter is the latest sensation on the pop scene (Teatro Barceló. 23 April).

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


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

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  • Enjoy the best tennis players in the world at the spectacular facilities designed by Dominique Perrault (Madrid Caja Mágica. 4-13 May).

    Mutua Madrid Open 2018
  • Mutua Madrid Open 2018
  • Max Beckmann. Quappi con suéter rosa. 1932 - 1934. ©VEGAP, Madrid
  • 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
  • International and Spanish companies put on shows that encompass all the performing arts (Various locations. 6-29 April).

    Teatralia 2018
  • 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
  • Teatralia
  • 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
  • Hop on board one the region's tourist trains and discover some magical places.

    Tourist Trains
  • El Tren de Felipe II
  • 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