Theatre and dance in Madrid

  • The acclaimed company rediscovers its origins going back to the most essential and intimate and human side of circus (Escenario Puerta del Ángel. Tuesday to Sunday. 25 Oct-5 Jan).

    Cirque du Soleil - Kooza
  • Cirque du Soleil - Kooza

November highlights

A total of 30 shows with leading artists from flamenco song and dance, such as Amador Rojas and Antonio Canales, which includes a tasting of products beforehand and a meeting with the artists (Dance Hall, Royal Theatre. Fridays. 25 Oct -17 July).

An adaptation of Lorca’s famous rural drama that brings together theatre and flamenco (Teatro Reina Victoria. 19 November).

An exquisite program dedicated to puppets and marionettes (Teatro Valle-Inclán. Check dates. 12 Oct-14 Jun 2020).

The Russian ensemble performs the quintessential ballet (Teatro Nuevo Apolo. 11, 12, 18 and 19 November).

Finished

A ballet show based on Joseph Haydn’s 6th, 7th and 8th symphonies (Teatros del Canal - Sala Roja. 13-15 November).

The different branches of culture come together in an independent festival with its own philosophy (14 Nov-2 Dec).

Finished

Luz Arcas is coming with the first part of her trilogy on compassion (Teatros del Canal – Sala Negra. 13-16 November).

Finished

The dancer and choreographer from Malaga will present Impulso, a flamenco show full of improvisations (Café Berlín. 15 and 16 November).

The country’s best performing arts festival retakes its original name and dates with an extensive programme (Diverse venues. 15 Nov to 1 Dec).

New

A magical light being visits a frozen planet where the Northern Lights and igloos are the perfect  scenario to enjoy the show (IFEMA - Feria de Madrid. From 15 November).

Finished

The popular British actor performs a show in English full of music and humour (IFEMA - Feria de Madrid. 16 November).

Finished

A documentary theatre piece about Poeta en Nueva York by García Lorca (Teatros del Canal - Sala Roja. 16 November).

A musical that deliberates on euthanasia through a real death (Teatros del Canal - Sala Negra. 21 and 22 November).

Veteran Peter Brook explains why performers dedicate their lives to theatre in this play performed in English with Spanish surtitles (Teatro María Guerrero. 28 Nov-1 Dec).

A circus and theatre performance that will help to understand the most important thing about Christmas (Teatro Circo Price. Tuesdays to Sundays. 29 Nov-5 Jan).

Sara Molina premieres a revision of Lorca's impossible play performed in Spanish, Wolof, French, English, German and Persian (Teatros del Canal - Sala Negra. 29 nov-1 Dec).

Long-running shows

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).

Yllana and Primital Bros get together in a musical comedy a cappella (Teatro Alfil. Wednesday).

Coming in December
  • A compilation of popular dances of the world by the prestigious Russian company (Teatro Real. 2 December).

    Igor Moiseyev - Dances of the People of the World
  • An unforgettable experience brought to you by Yunke, one of the best magicians on the international scene (IFEMA - Feria de Madrid. 5 Dec-12 Jan 2020).

    Hangar 52
  • The group premiers a play about freedom and the passion for playing (Teatros del Canal - Sala Roja. 26-29 December).

    Aracaladanza – Play
  • Skater Javier Fernández offers a musical show on ice (Palacio Vistalegre Arena. 28-29 December).

    Revolution On Ice
  • A dance show on this Greek drama based on rural Spain and popular imagery (Teatro Real. 28-30 December).

    Spanish National Ballet - Electra
  • Igor Moiseyev - Danzas de los Pueblos del Mundo
  • Hangar 52
  • Aracaladanza – Play
  • Revolution On Ice
  • Ballet Nacional de España – Electra
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: 4 December).

    Changing the Guard at the Royal Palace
  • Relevo solemne de la Guardia Real
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