Theatre and dance in Madrid

  • 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).

    Totem. Cirque du Soleil
  • Totem. Cirque du Soleil

November highlights

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

A show which brings together the best gags from the famous comedy company (Teatro de la Luz Philips. Wednesdays-Sundays. 18 Oct-28 Jan).

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

The Yllana company has produced this madcap classical music concert filled with comic sketches (Arlequín Gran Vía Teatro. Sat-Sun. 16 Sept-23 Dic).

Don't miss

Spain’s leading theatre festival is on one more time to illuminate the city of Madrid (Various locations. 19 Oct-21 Apr 2018).


The latest offerings from the world of dance hit the stages of Madrid. (Various locations. 21 Nov-17 Dec).

The director, Antonio Fauró, produces a version of this well-known zarzuela by Manuel Penella (Teatro de la Zarzuela. Wednesday to Sunday. 23 Nov-2 Dec).

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


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

Seven of the world’s best illusionists create a mind-blowing show (Municipal Conference Centre. 8-10 December).

Tricks, magic and wisdom combine in this Christmas show for the whole family (Feria de Madrid. Wednesdays to Sundays. 6 Dec-28 Jan).

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

The King of flamenco dance offers a performance accompanied by Israel Fernández, Rubio de Pruna and David de Jacoba (Caracol. 9 December).

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

A circus show for all the family about childhood and dreams (Teatro Nuevo Apolo. 16 Dec-7 Jan).

The Spanish quintet will be treating audiences to a host of Christmas songs sung a cappella (Gran Teatro Bankia Príncipe Pío. 16, 22 and 29 December).

A dance show that pays artistic tribute to the Spanish dancer (Teatro de la Zarzuela. 19 December).

The Russian company presents a magical performance of the Christmas classic by Tchaikovsky (Teatro Nuevo Apolo. 20 Dec-2 Jan).

A high quality family show full of fantasy and magic (Teatros del Canal - Sala Roja. 21-30 December).

Don't miss

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

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

    Dead Man Walking
  • Fridman shows the last work of the cycle that began ten years ago (Teatros del Canal - Sala Negra. 25-26 January).

    Sharon Fridman - All Ways
  • A month full of activities related to flamenco and Spanish dance (Fernán Gómez Centro Cultural de la Villa. May).

    Flamenco Madrid
  • Dead Man Walking
  • Sharon Fridman - All Ways
  • Flamenco Madrid
  • 17 years after opening in London’s West End, the musical featuring music by the great Sir Elton John arrives in the Spanish capital (Nuevo Teatro Alcalá. Tuesdays to Sundays).

    Billy Elliot, The Musical
  • Fela Domínguez, Iván Sánchez and Maxi Iglesias star in the musical based on the Whitney Houston and Kevin Costner film (Teatro Coliseum. Premiere: 29 September).

    The Bodyguard
  • 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)
  • Billy Elliot
  • El guardaespaldas
  • El Rey León
  • Join Madrileños in Puerta del Sol at midnight for your 12 lucky grapes, watch the Three Kings parade through the city, take part in the San Silvestre Run on the last day of the year, and fill up on delicious Yuletide treats!

    Christmas Madrid style
  • Luces de Navidad / Gran Vía
  • Check out online or download our monthly bilingual magazine, packed with events, useful information and a map of Madrid and its metro.

    esMADRIDmagazine November 2017
  • Revista esMADRIDmagazine noviembre 2017
  • 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
  • Find out why Spaniards tend to eat later than the rest of the continent, when it's traditional to munch on a "saint's bones" and where you take in a flamenco show with a drink or a meal

    Eating in Madrid (PDF)
  • Eating in Madrid
  • A short but fascinating introduction to the city’s main museums which boast an important cultural heritage encompassing most European styles

    Art in Madrid Guide (PDF)
  • Art in Madrid Guide
  • There are plenty of green spaces in Madrid, offering a peaceful interval of relief under the deep-blue sky.

    Parks and Gardens