Theatre and dance in Madrid

  • Gala 40 Aniversario - Ballet Nacional de España

December highlights

An exquisite program dedicated to puppets and marionettes (Teatro Valle-Inclán. Check dates. 6 Oct-9 Jun).

The latest offerings from the world of dance hit the stages of Madrid. (Various locations. 5-30 December).

A play combining circus and gospel in A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens (Teatro Circo Price. 30 Nov-6 Jan).

Half horror and half comedy, but 100% fun  (Madrid Caja Mágica. Thursdays to Sundays. Until 13 January).

A wintery show for the whole family that celebrates 250 years of circus (Feria de Madrid. Wednesdays to Sundays).

Puccini’s last opera is coming back to Teatro Real, directed by Robert Wilson (Teatro Real. 30 Nov and 11, 12, 15, 16, 19, 20, 23, 26, 27, 29 and 30 Dec).

Dancers of the Bolshoi and Mariinsky theater pay tribute to the French choreographer  (Teatros del Canal - Sala Roja. 15-16 December).


The best flamenco at a stunning venue, with food tastings before the show and a meet and greet afterwards (Salón Baile Teatro Real. 18 Wednesdays between 28 Nov and 17 Jul).

A gloomy version of the cult musical created by the New Zealand actor (Gran Teatro Bankia Príncipe Pío. 5, 14, 21, 27 December and 5 January).

The Russian dance company offers this magical show of the Christmas classic by Tchaikovsky (Teatro Nuevo Apolo. 25 Dec,1, 2 and 6 Jan).

The group premiers a play about freedom and the passion for playing (Teatros del Canal - Sala Roja. 28, 29, 30 Dec, 2, 3 and 4 Jan 2019).

World-class figure skaters led by Javier Fernández, fuse ice-skating with live music (Palacio Vistalegre Arena. 28 and 29 December).

Permanent shows

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).

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

Don't miss

Hugo Pérez de la Pica delves into the timeless roots of popular Spanish song (Teatro Tribueñe. Sundays).

An adaptation of Lorca’s famous rural drama that brings together theatre and flamenco (Teatro Reina Victoria. Monday).

The most authentic zarzuela operetta is returning, performed by the Ditirámbak group (Teatro Victoria. Thursdays).

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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.  

  • Legendary flamenco bar where you can dance until sunrise.

  • Torres Bermejas
  • Cardamomo
  • Candela
  • With over 300 stations linked together by 15 lines, Madrid's underground will get you around the city quickly and hassle-free.

    Getting around Madrid by Metro
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  • The world premiere of the musical based on the successful novel by Noah Gordon with more than 20 live musicians (Teatro Nuevo Apolo. Wednesday to Sunday).

    The Physician, by Noah Gordon – The Musical
  • The largest musical production ever seen in Spain. Over 95 million people around the world (Teatro Lope de Vega. Tuesdays to Sundays).

    The Lion King (El Rey León)
  • After playing for over 11 hugely successful years in London’s West End, the heart-warming musical has now taken Madrid by storm (Nuevo Teatro Alcalá. Tuesdays to Sundays)

    Billy Elliot, The Musical
  • Premiere in Spain of the complete original version of one of the most important musicals of universal theatre (Teatro Calderón. Tuesday to Sunday).

    West Side Story
  • The Broadway musical based on the Disney film and the Russian legend, to be premiered in Europe (Teatro Coliseum. Tuesday to Sunday).

  • El Médico, de Noah Gordon – El Musical
  • El Rey León
  • Billy Elliot
  • West Side Story
  • Anastasia


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