Theatre and dance in Madrid

  • Monterrey Ballet brings one of the most famous ballets recreated in the exotic Orient (Teatros del Canal - Sala Roja. 20-24 June).

    La Bayadère
  • La Bayadera

June & July highlights

A show which looks into death told through music and flamenco   (Teatro Cofidis. Wed to Sun. 27 May-1 July).


The world’s best show in tribute to the greatest hits of Michael Jackson (Teatro Nuevo Apolo. Friday to Sunday. 1 Jun-29 Jul).

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

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

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

A show in English with surtitles in Spanish where the audience decides each day what play will be shown (Teatros del Canal - Sala Verde. 19-21 June).

The tragic opera by Donizetti closes the celebration of the theatre’s bicentennial (Teatro Real. 22, 23, 25 26, 28 and 29 June and 1, 2, 4, 5, 7, 8, 10, 11 and 13 July).

The Capella de Ministrers ensemble recreates the music of this famous trade route (Teatros del Canal - Sala Verde. 26 June).

The Japanese theatre company offers two Kabuki theatre pieces (Teatros del Canal - Sala Roja. 27 June-1 July).

An exhibition of the cultural wealth of India with some of its best artists (Teatros del Canal. 27 and 30 June, 25 Sept).

A new adaptation of this classic musical comedy by Francisco Alonso (Teatro de la Zarzuela. Tuesday to Sunday. 29 Jun-14 Jul).

The flamenco dancer celebrates 20 years on stage with a show based on La Farruca (Teatro Nuevo Apolo. 11-15 July).

A night of the best flamenco brought by this amazing bailaor (Complutense University Botanical Gardens. 16 July).

With Tchaikovsky’s music, the Russian group offers an amazing fantasy show (Teatro de la Luz Philips. 17-22 July).

England’s leading ballet company is to perform the classic Swan Lake (Teatro Real. 18-22 July).

Plácido Domingo and Ermonela Jaho star in the opera tragedy by Jules Massenet (Teatro Real. 26 July).

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

    Swan Lake - Russian National Ballet
  • World-class figure skaters led by Javier Fernández, fuse ice-skating with live music (Palacio Vistalegre Arena. 29 December).

    Revolution On Ice Tour 2018
  • West Side Story
  • El Lago de los Cisnes - Ballet Nacional Ruso
  • Revolution Ice On Tour
  • Metallica, Jason Derulo, Bob Dylan, Harry Styles, Sam Smith, Imagine Dragons, Thirty Second to Mars, Bruno Mars, Iron Maiden, KISS, U2...

    Unmissable concerts in 2018
  • Bruno Mars
  • Don’t miss the weekly changing of the guard (on Weds and Sat) and the special Solemn Change, which takes place on the first Wednesday of each month (Next event: 4 July).

    Changing the Guard at the Royal Palace
  • Relevo solemne de la Guardia Real
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
  • 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
  • Fela Domínguez, Iván Sánchez and Dani Tatay star in the musical based on the Whitney Houston and Kevin Costner film (Teatro Coliseum. Tuesday to Sunday).

    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 musical
  • El guardaespaldas
  • El Rey León