Theatre and dance in Madrid

  • A month full of activities related to flamenco and traditional Spanish dance (Fernán Gómez Centro Cultural de la Villa. Tuesday to Sunday. 5 May-2 June).

    Flamenco Madrid
  • Flamenco Madrid

May highlights

Theatre, music and dance for babies, fostering the arts from infancy  (Fernán Gómez Centro Cultural de la Villa - Sala Jardiel Poncela. Sat-Sun. 11 May-16 Jun).

Lluis Pasqual directs a new adaptation of this famous lyric comedy (Teatro de la Zarzuela. 14, 16, 17, 18, 19, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 29, 30 and 31 May, and 1 and 2 June).

New

A musical in English with subtitles in Spanish with Ted Neeley, who starred in the 1973 film, playing the lead role (Teatro EDP Gran Vía. Tuesdays to Sundays. 22 May- 9 June).

Casquería Teatro presents a circus show based on the trapeze artist Pinito de Oro (Teatro Circo Price. 24-25 May).

The renowned flamenco dancer plays tribute to the late Carmen Amaya (Teatros del Canal - Sala Roja. 25-26 May).

After an 8 year long absence, Richard Strauss returns with a new production (Teatro Real. 27, 29, 31 May, 2, 4, 6, 9, 11 and 14 June).

A show based on the complexity of our identity (Naves Matadero–International Living Arts Centre - Nave 11. Sala Fernando Arrabal. 30 May-1 Jun).

A physical theatre and dance show based on the classic by William Shakespeare (Teatro Alfil. Thursdays and Fridays. 30 May-28 Jun).

Long-running shows

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

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

Don't miss

The best flamenco at a stunning venue, with food tastings before the show and a meet and greet afterwards (Salón Baile Teatro Real. 18 Wednesdays between 28 Nov and 17 Jul).

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).

The classical Lewis Wallace novel is a comedy by the Yllana group with the partcipation of Agustín Jiménez (Teatro La Latina. Tuesday to Sundays. 28 Mar-2 Jun).

Yllana and Primital Bros get together in a musical comedy a cappella (Teatro Alfil. Wednesday. Check dates. Tuesdays/Wednesdays).

  • 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
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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.  

    Cardamomo
  • Legendary flamenco bar where you can dance until sunrise.

    Candela
  • 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: Date to be confirmed).

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

    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).

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

    Anastasia
  • El Médico, de Noah Gordon – El Musical
  • El Rey León
  • Billy Elliot
  • West Side Story
  • Anastasia
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Especially for kids
  • An exquisite program dedicated to puppets and marionettes (Teatro Valle-Inclán. Check dates. 6 Oct-9 Jun).

    Titerescena
  • Last chance

    A fascinating exhibition featuring figures and constructions made with LEGO blocks (Gaviria Palace. Extended to 26 May).

    I LOVE LEGO
  • In the Espacio Fundación Telefónica you can find this unique collection that traces the history of telecommunications.

    The History of Telecommunications
  • The puppet theatre offers fantastic shows for children almost every Saturday and Sunday.

    Puppet Theatre in El Retiro Park
  • 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)
  • Titerescena
  • I LOVE LEGO
  • Historia de las telecomunicaciones
  • Teatro de Títeres de El Retiro
  • El Rey León