Theatre and dance in Madrid

  • One of the most popular operas based on the play by Antonio García Gutiérrez (Teatro Real. 3, 4, 6, 8, 9, 12, 13, 16, 18, 19, 21, 23, 24 and 25 July).

    Il trovatore
  • Trovatore Copenhague -®Camilla Winther Royal Danish Theatre2

Summer highlights

The Ibérica Lyrical Company presents the La Revoltosa, El Bateo, La Verbena de la Paloma and Agua, Azucarillos y Aguardiente zarzuelas (Teatro Reina Victoria. Wednesday to Sunday. 3 Jul-25 Aug).


A music and dance show that portrays the culture, art and nature of Spain (Teatro Calderón. Mondays to Saturdays. 4 Jul-3 Aug).

Four singers and a powerful rock band perform the greatest hits of Queen (Teatro Rialto. Tuesdays to Sundays. 11 July-18 Aug).

With Tchaikovsky’s music, the Russian group offers an amazing fantasy show (Teatro EDP Gran Vía. Tuesday to Sunday. 16-21 July).

The prestigious dance company closes the season that celebrated their 40th anniversary (Teatros del Canal - Sala Roja. 26-28 July).

A prestigious line-up of dancers will be performing Tchaikovsky's fairy tale (Teatro EDP Gran Vía. Tuesdays to Sundays. 2 Jul-4 Aug).

A musical production that goes over some of the greatest Spanish Zarzuela moments (Teatro EDP Gran Vía. 7-11 August).

Lorenzo Moncloa directs a new version of the most traditional zarzuela of the little genre (Teatro EDP Gran Vía. 13-18 August).

Yllana creates a show based on the biggest opera hits (Teatros del Canal - Sala Verde. Tuesday to Sunday. 20 Aug-1 Sept).

The flamenco dancer, María Pagés, directs her version of the great tragedy by Sophocles (Teatros del Canal - Sala Roja. Tuesday to Sunday. 22 Aug-8 Sept).

The show that is considered to be the best musical tribute to the King of Pop is here (Teatro de la Luz Philips. Wednesday to Sundays. 21 Aug-15 Sept).

Michelle Man leads a circus show with several of today's great promises (Teatro Circo Price. 12 to 15 September).

Long-running shows

Ballet Flamenco de Madrid presents a show that combines choreographies inspired in Spanish dances brought to you by the first-class dancers (Teatro Muñoz Seca. Tuesdays to Sundays. 28 May-1 September).

An authentic flamenco show featuring mesmerizing dance, singing and guitar playing (Madrid Flamenco Theatre at Teatro Alfil).

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

The largest musical production ever seen in Spain. Over 95 million people around the world (Teatro Lope de Vega. Tuesdays to Sundays).

  • Take a peek at our selection of the most important events taking place this year in Madrid and start planning your next visit!

    2019 Events Calendar
  • Cirque du Soleil – Kooza
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
  • 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 edition: 2 October - date to be confirmed).

    Changing the Guard at the Royal Palace
  • Relevo solemne de la Guardia Real
  • World premiere of the musical based on the successful novel by Noah Gordon with more than 20 live musicians (Teatro Nuevo Apolo. Second season. Wednesday to Sunday. 11 Sept-13 Oct).

    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
  • The Broadway musical based on the Disney film and the Russian legend has landed in Spain (Teatro Coliseum. Tuesday to Sunday).

  • El Médico, de Noah Gordon – El Musical
  • El Rey León
  • Billy Elliot
  • Anastasia
  • Madrid's summer festival par excellence fills the city with shows and concerts (Various locations. 28 Jun-1 Sept).

    Veranos de la Villa 2019
  • Cartel Veranos dela Villa 2019


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