Theatre and dance in Madrid

  • Finnish composer Kaija Saariho offers two plays based on Japanese Nôh theater (Teatro Real. 23, 26, 29, 31 Oct and 5, 7 and 9 Nov).

    Only the Sound Remains
  • Only the Sound Remains

October & November highlights

Tina Mandarina offers an event for babies featuring bubbles (Teatro Galileo. Saturdays. 29 Sept-24 Nov).


A theater show with clowns and music for the whole family paying tribute to the silent film (Teatro Galileo. Sundays. 7 Oct-25 Nov).

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

A musical show of Japanese wadaiko percussion that has already conquered 25 countries (Teatros del Canal - Sala Roja. 23-28 October).

The Andalusian group Vol'e Temps has created a production about the different human facets (Teatro Circo Price. 24 October).

The Spanish company is presenting its new show: Ya es tiempo de hablar de amor (It's time to talk about love) (Teatro Circo Price. 25 October).

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

The German choreographer offers a show about immigration and beauty (Teatros del Canal - Sala Negra. 24-25 October).

A unique opportunity to see three great shows performed at the famous Birmingham European Festival (Teatro de La Abadía - Sala José Luis Alonso. 25-28 October).

A contemporary dance show dealing with the drama of immigration (Teatros del Canal - Sala Negra. 27-28 October).

The Russian ensemble performs the quintessential ballet (Teatro Nuevo Apolo. 29 and 30 Oct / 19 and 20 Nov).

The Blanca Li group offers a show on beauty and fragility of the world (Teatros del Canal - Sala Roja. 31 Oct-3 Nov).

The Spanish National Dance Company offers this magical show of the Christmas classic by Tchaikovsky (Teatro Real. 3, 4, 6, 8 and 10 November).

Performance in English with Spanish subtitles in which Mark Lockyer presents a monologue on bipolarity (Teatro Español - Sala Margarita Xirgu. 7-11 November).

The prestigious Australian company performs its latest show with a radiant staging and a live soundtrack (Teatro Circo Price. 7-11 November).

Igor Yebra directs the National Ballet Sodre of Uruguay in three pieces  (Teatros del Canal - Sala Roja. 8-11 November).

Operatic version of the well-known rural drama by García Lorca with chamber music (Teatro de la Zarzuela. 10, 11, 13, 15, 17, 18, 20 and 22 November).

Coming soon

The major festival of performing arts is back with its original name and original dates (Different venues. 15 Nov-2 Dec).

The world premiere of the JEUX Nijinski and Los hijos más bellos (Teatros del Canal - Sala Negra. 16-18 November).


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

Lesca and Voutsas explore revenge and what we consider to be barbaric in this piece performed in English with Spanish surtitles (Teatro de La Abadía - Sala José Luis Alonso. 17-18 November).

Forced Entertainment premiers a comedy on second opportunities performed in English with Spanish surtitles (Teatros del Canal - Sala Negra. 23-25 November).

Puccini’s last opera is coming back to Teatro Real, directed by Robert Wilson (Teatro Real. 30 Nov and 2, 3, 5, 6, 8, 9, 11, 12, 15, 16, 19, 20, 23, 26, 27, 29 and 30 Dec).

Two performances of the musical based on the zarzuela of the same title (Teatro de la Zarzuela. 30 Nov and 2 Dec).

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).

Coming this year
  • Antonio Najarro has designed a program with creations of great Spanish authors (Teatro de la Zarzuela. Wednesdays to Sundays. 8-23 December).

    40Th Anniversary Gala - Spanish National Ballet
  • The Russian dance company offers this magical show of the Christmas classic by Tchaikovsky (Teatro Nuevo Apolo. 25 Dec and 1 Jan 2019).

    The Nutcracker - The Russian National Ballet
  • 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).

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

    Revolution On Ice Tour 2018
  • Gala 40 Aniversario - Ballet Nacional de España
  • El cascanueces - Ballet Nacional Ruso
  • Aracaladanza – Play
  • Revolution Ice On Tour
  • 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 date: 7 November).

    Changing the Guard at the Royal Palace
  • Relevo solemne de la Guardia Real
  • Explore the top exhibitions, shows and other events taking place in Madrid next year!

    What's happening in 2019
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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
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  • Candela
  • New

    The world premiere of the musical based on the successful novel by Noah Gordon with more than 20 live musicians (Teatro Nuevo Apolo. 17 Oct-2 Dec).

    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. 3 Oct-2 Dec).

    West Side Story
  • The Broadway musical based on the Disney film and the Russian legend, to be premiered in Europe (Teatro Coliseum. 4 Oct- 2 Dec).

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


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