Theatre and dance in Madrid

  • After taking all five continents by storm, the flamenco legend returns to the Spanish capital with her latest show (Teatro Nuevo Apolo. Check dates. Till 2 July).

    Sara Baras - Voices
  • Sara Baras

april highlights

A contemporary flamenco show to celebrate the April Fair (Gran Teatro Bankia Príncipe Pío. Sundays. 16-30 April).

A theatre festival for babies that celebrates its tenth edition (Fernán Gómez Centro Cultural de la Villa. Saturdays, Sundays and Special Performances. Until 11 June).

Three-part dance performance by the Béjart Ballet Lausanne (Teatros del Canal-Sala Roja. 26-30 April).

A striking performance based on Manuel Mujica Láinez’ novel of the same name (Teatro Real. 24 and 28 April; 2, 5 and 7 May).

A tribute to the burlesque that relives its greatest eras through music and dance (Teatro Alfil. 28 April, 14 and 21 May).

The Belgian choreographer, Lisbeth Gruwez, premieres her dance performance on fear in Spain (Teatro Pradillo. 27-29 April).

The dance company will offer a programme devoted entirely to William Forsythe (Teatro Real. 27, 29 and 30 April).

Yllana and Primital Bros get together in a musical comedy a cappella (Teatro Alfil. Fridays to Sundays. Check dates. Till 11 May).

A fascinating dance and percussion version of ‘Romeo and Juliet’, with music by Estopa (Teatro Rialto. Wednesday to Sunday. Till 4 June).

The largest musical production ever seen in Spain. Over 80 million people around the world (Teatro Lope de Vega. Tuesdays to Sundays).


The Cuban company presents a magical performance of Tchaikovsky’s classic (Teatros del Canal- Sala Roja. 3-7 May).

A double bill of comic zarzuela with the works of Gerónimo Giménez and Amadeo Vives (Teatro de la Zarzuela. 6-28 May).

The Italian-Barcelona circus company presents its second reflexive acrobatic and visceral show (Teatro Circo Price. 18-21 May).

A silent comedy with masks that reflect on the lifecycle (Teatros del Canal - Sala Roja. 17-20 May).

A dance show about the life of the American dancer and choreographer Merce Cunningham (Naves Matadero. Centro Internacional de Artes Vivas. 19-21 May).

A dance performance that transforms the age-old Taiwanese harvest into movement (Teatros del Canal - Sala Roja. 26-28 May).

Coming this year
  • The Cuban National Ballet, home to some of the world’s top dancers, performs the iconic romantic ballet (Teatros del Canal - Sala Roja. 10-14 May).

    Giselle - Cuban National Ballet
  • The American dance company celebrates its 90th anniversary with a spectacular programme (Teatro Real. 8, 10 and 11 June).

    Martha Graham Dance Company
  • The playwright, Johan Inger, reinvents the opera focusing on violence (Teatros del Canal - Sala Roja. 15-25 June).

    Carmen – National Dance Company
  • Two weeks of the most sublime flamenco singing and dancing (Various venues. 6-25 June).

    Suma Flamenca 2017
  • Plácido Domingo returns to Madrid’s opera house to play the lead role in Verdi’s opera, conducted by James Conlon (Teatro Real. 11, 14, 17 July).

  • A series of dance numbers to pay homage to Ruiz Soler, on the 20th anniversary of his death (Teatros del Canal - Sala Roja. July 2017).

    Tribute to Antonio Ruiz Soler – Spanish National Ballet
  • Coming soon

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

    Totem. Cirque du Soleil
  • Giselle - Ballet Nacional de Cuba
  • Martha Graham Dance Company
  • Carmen - Compañía Nacional de Danza
  • Suma Flamenca
  • Macbeth
  • Homenaje a Antonio Ruiz Soler - Ballet Nacional de España
  • Totem. Cirque du Soleil
  • Don't miss

    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
  • Logo Cuarto Centenario Plaza Mayor


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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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    esMADRIDmagazine April 2017
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