Theatre and dance in Madrid

  • A show performed by Patrice Thibaud which mixes flamenco with the onomatopoeia of the burlesque (Teatros del Canal - Sala Verde. Tuesdays to Sundays. 4 to 22 September).

    Franito
  • Franito

September highlights

Yllana and Primital Bros get together in a musical comedy a cappella (Teatro Alfil. Wednesday. 11 Sept-30 Oct).

Michelle Man leads a circus show with several of today's great promises (Teatro Circo Price. 12 to 15 September).

An authentic flamenco show featuring mesmerizing dance, singing and guitar playing (Madrid Flamenco Theatre at Teatro Alfil).

The largest musical production ever seen in Spain. Over 95 million people around the world (Teatro Lope de Vega. Tuesdays to Sundays).

The famous television magician, Antonio Díaz, premieres his latest unprecedented magic and fantasy show (Teatro Rialto. Wednesday to Sunday. 18 Sept-10 Nov).

The opera by Verdi opens the season and is back 14 years after its last visit, whereby it will be performed in Italian with Spanish and English subtitles (Teatro Real. 18, 19, 21, 22, 24, 27, 28, 29 and 30 Sept- 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6 Oct).

It’s the third year of the festival, and it comes with activities from the Spanish Golden Age, including a ‘corral de comedias’ theatrical experience (Cuesta de Moyano. 25 July-22 Sept).

An adaptation of Lorca’s famous rural drama that brings together theatre and flamenco (Teatro Reina Victoria. 24 Sept, 29 Oct and 19 Nov).

A fusion between clowning and flamenco to satirise cultural identity (Teatro Circo Price. 26 and 27 September).

The Hofesh Shechter Company premieres a dance show on the chaos in this world (Teatros del Canal - Sala Roja. 26 and 27 September).

Coming later this year
  • The prestigious British company is back 13 years later, performing the drama, Giselle (Teatro Real. 10-12 October).

    English National Ballet
  • The hits of boy bands are adapted to the Israeli group’s rhythmic language (Teatros del Canal - Sala Roja. Tuesdays to Sundays. 23 Oct-11 Nov).

    Mayumana - Garage6
  • The acclaimed company rediscovers its origins going back to the most essential and intimate and human side of circus (Escenario Puerta del Ángel. Tuesday to Sunday. 25 Oct-24 Nov).

    Cirque du Soleil - Kooza
  • English National Ballet
  • Mayumana - Garage6
  • Cirque du Soleil - Kooza
Flamenco tablaos
  • Don't miss

    Regarded as the cathedral of Flamenco art, the famous tablao has hosted top Flamenco singers, guitarists and dancers.

    Corral de la Morería
  • Traditional food and the best live Flamenco go hand-in-hand in this Tablao restaurant, one of most famous of its kind in the city.

    Café de Chinitas
  • A unique Flamenco show combined with a tour of the country’s best regional food

    Las Carboneras
  • Flamenco singing, dancing and good food in one of the tablaos with the greatest variety in the capital.

    Casa Patas
  • One of the oldest flamenco bars in the world.

    Villa Rosa
  • Signature cuisine and the best Flamenco go hand-in-hand in this centrally located Flamenco tablao, one of the most well-known in the capital.

    Torres Bermejas
  • All types of Flamenco and the best tapas, plus puppets, storytellers and innovative theatre.

    Las Tablas
  • Historic flamenco house offering a show and a tasting menu with typical Spanish dishes open 365 days a year.  

    Cardamomo
  • Legendary flamenco bar where you can dance until sunrise.

    Candela
  • Torres Bermejas
  • Cardamomo
  • Candela
  • Don’t miss the weekly Changing of the Guard (held every Weds and Sat) and the Solemn Change, which takes place on the first Wednesday of each month. Next edition: 2 October - date to be confirmed).

    Changing the Guard at the Royal Palace
  • Relevo solemne de la Guardia Real
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