Theatre and dance in Madrid

  • An intense dramatic opera in two acts by Benjamin Britten that is being performed for the first time in Spain (Teatro Real. 22, 25, 28 February).

    Billy Budd
  • Billy Budd

FEBRUARY HIGHLIGHTS

Finished

The street dance ensemble are putting on a spectacular show to celebrate their 10th birthday (Teatro de la Luz Philips. Wednesdays to Sundays. 8-26 February).

Seven magicians from different countries in shows for children and grown-ups alike, where illusion dominates the stage (Teatro Circo Price. 15 Feb-12 Mar).

Finished

A prestigious cast of dancers performs Tchaikovsky’s fairy tale (Nuevo Teatro Alcalá. 24-26 february).

New

After taking all five continents by storm, the flamenco legend returns to the Spanish capital with her latest show (Teatro Nuevo Apolo. 23 Feb-30 Apr).

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Spanish dancer and choreographer La Ribot uses dance to explore the sensuality of the Baroque. (Teatros del Canal - Sala Negra. 22 Feb-5 Mar).

Yllana and Primital Bros get together in a musical comedy a cappella (Teatro Alfil. Fridays to Sundays. Check dates. Till 16 April).

A fascinating dance and percussion version of ‘Romeo and Juliet’, with music by Estopa (Teatro Rialto. Wednesday to Sunday. Till 9 April).

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

march highlights

International and Spanish companies put on shows that encompass all the performing arts (Various locations. 3-26 March).

A classical music performance that recovers the spirit of funambulism (Teatros Luchana. 11,12 and 19 March).

The successful British choreographer Matthew Bourne stars in this new show by New Adventures (Teatros del Canal - Sala Roja. 15-18 March).

A chamber opera based on Albert Camus’s ‘The Misunderstanding’ (Teatros del Canal - Sala Negra. 20, 22, 23 March).

An amazing drum battle by a Japanese ensemble (Teatros del Canal - Sala Roja. 21-26 March).

The American dance company are presenting a parody of Russian classics (Teatros del Canal – Sala Roja. 29 Mar-9 Apr).

Coming this year
  • The Cuban National Ballet, home to some of the world’s top dancers, performs the iconic romantic ballet (Teatros del Canal - Sala Roja. 10-14 May).

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

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

    Carmen – National Dance Company
  • Two weeks of the most sublime flamenco singing and dancing (Various venues. 6-18 June).

    Suma Flamenca
  • Giselle - Ballet Nacional de Cuba
  • Martha Graham Dance Company
  • Carmen - Compañía Nacional de Danza
  • Suma Flamenca
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