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


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

The Yllana company has produced this madcap classical music concert filled with comic sketches (Teatro Alfil. 21 and 28 June).

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

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

Don't miss

One of the best-known Russian operas premiered in Spain as a grand production (Teatro Real. 25 May-9 Jun).

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

june highlights

A transgressive and daring German cabaret with a DJ session (Naves Matadero. Centro Internacional de Artes Vivas. 9 June).

A dance show performed by Blanca Li and Maria Alexandrova (Teatros del Canal - Sala Roja. 3-4 June).

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

Two weeks of the most sublime flamenco singing and dancing (Various venues. 6-25 June).

The flamenco dancer offers a show based on his journeys and feelings throughout his life (Teatro Rialto.Thursdays to Sundays. 8-25 June).

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

Mario Gas narrates Puccini’s poignant drama from three perspectives (Teatro Real. 27 Jun-21 Jul).

Sylvain Huc presents a piece about masculinity (Naves Matadero. Centro Internacional de Artes Vivas. 28-29 June).

Coming this year
  • A romantic journey to the Seville of 1830 with a choreographic performance of Bizet's opera (Teatro Nuevo Apolo. 6 Jul-31 Ago).

    Carmen de Bizet
  • 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
  • An impressive show that brings together flamenco, metal and martial arts (Teatro Nuevo Apolo. Thursdays to Sundays. 5 Oct-12 Nov).

    Vivancos – Born to Dance
  • 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
  • A play about feelings performed by children (Naves Matadero. Centro Internacional de Artes Vivas. 6-7 July).

    Five Easy Pieces
  • Carmen de Bizet
  • Homenaje a Antonio Ruiz Soler - Ballet Nacional de España
  • Vivancos – Nacidos para bailar
  • Totem. Cirque du Soleil
  • Five Easy Pieces
  • In 2017, Madrid is the international capital of diversity with the celebration of the great world LGTB Pride festival (23 June-2 July).

    World Pride Madrid 2017
  • 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 May 2017
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