Theatre and dance in Madrid

  • Last chance

    A silent masked theatre comedy on the lack of communication and solitude (Fernán Gómez Centro Cultural de la Villa. Tues-Sun. 31 Jan-25 Feb).

  • Solitudes

february highlights

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

Hugo Pérez de la Pica presents a new musical show without any limits on song and flamenco (Teatro Tribueñe. Saturdays).

An incredible flamenco show that touches all of the styles that sustain this art (Madrid Flamenco Theatre at Teatro Alfil).

The best magicians in the world will be performing together for the eighth year running in Madrid (Teatro Circo Price. 14 Feb-11 Mar).

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

The world’s best show in tribute to the greatest hits of Michael Jackson (Teatro Nuevo Apolo. Friday to Sunday).

The Yllana company has produced this madcap classical music concert filled with comic sketches (Arlequín Gran Vía Teatro. Sat-Sun).

An ice show for all ages that presents four Disney tales (WiZink Center. 22-25 February).

Don't miss

Spain’s leading theatre festival is on one more time to illuminate the city of Madrid (Various locations. 19 Oct-21 Apr).


Pere Faura four classic solos from the history of dance (Teatros del Canal - Sala Negra. 23-24 February 2018).

The Spanish flamenco dancer presents a dance improvisation in the purest state (Teatros del Canal - Sala Roja. 25 February 2018).

The largest musical production ever seen in Spain. Over 85 million people around the world (Teatro Lope de Vega. Tuesdays to Sundays).

March hlghlights

A choreographic monologue in which María Pagés reflects on life, dance and its powers accompanied on stage by six musicians (Conde Duque. 1 March).

A tribute to Federico García Lorca in Cuba, starring Loles León (Fernán Gómez Centro Cultural de la Villa. Wed-Sun. 1 Mar-1 Apr).

Five flamenco artists will be performing in a show brimming with art and emotion (Círculo de Bellas Artes. 2-3 March).

A modern dance show that explores all the facets of the eye (Teatros del Canal - Sala Negra. 2-3 March).

Performances, the visual arts and classic burlesque through the artistic representation of the female body (Teatros del Canal - Sala Verde. 4 March).

A triple cast featuring some of the best voices of today perform Verdi's famous opera (Teatro Real. 7-25 March).

A flamenco show choreographed by the artist herself (Teatros del Canal. 9-11 March and 3 June).

The Russian State Opera is presenting its own version of this classic opera by Guiseppe Verdi (Teatro Coliseum. 12 and 20 March).

Las Funamviolistas recreate a funambulism musical show (Teatros Luchana. 16 March).

An opera in concierto version represents the great dramatic work by Georg F. Händel (Teatro Real. 18 March 2018).

A dance production which explores the prejudices surrounding women (Teatros del Canal - Sala Negra. 21-22 March).

The Italian artist is offering a dance solo to pay tribute to Pina Bausch (Teatros del Canal - Sala Negra. 24-25 March).

Coming this year
  • María Pagés offers 12 dance scenes which recreate 12 flamenco palos (Teatros del Canal - Sala Roja. Wednesdays to Sundays. 12-22 April).

    An Ode to Time - María Pagés
  • A production featuring four key works which summarise the repertoire of the German group (Teatro Real. 20-21 April).

    Dresden Frankfurt Dance Company
  • A month full of activities related to flamenco and Spanish dance (Fernán Gómez Centro Cultural de la Villa. May).

    Flamenco Madrid
  • Pablo Heras-Casado is directing the première of the first stage version of the classic Zimmermann opera (Teatro Real. 16, 19, 22, 24, 28 and 31 May and 3 June).

    Die Soldaten
  • England’s leading ballet company is to perform the classic Swan Lake (Teatro Real. 18-22 July).

    The Royal Ballet
  • Plácido Domingo and Ermonela Jaho star in the opera tragedy by Jules Massenet (Teatro Real. 26 July).

  • Una oda al tiempo
  • Dresden Frankfurt Dance Company
  • Flamenco Madrid
  • Die Soldaten
  • The Royal Ballet
  • Thäis
  • 17 years after opening in London’s West End, the musical featuring music by the great Sir Elton John arrives in the Spanish capital (Nuevo Teatro Alcalá. Tuesdays to Sundays).

    Billy Elliot, The Musical
  • Fela Domínguez, Iván Sánchez and Maxi Iglesias star in the musical based on the Whitney Houston and Kevin Costner film (Teatro Coliseum. Tuesday to Sunday).

    The Bodyguard
  • The largest musical production ever seen in Spain. Over 85 million people around the world (Teatro Lope de Vega. Tuesdays to Sundays).

    The Lion King (El Rey León)
  • Billy Elliot
  • El guardaespaldas
  • El Rey León
  • Take a peek at our selection of the most important events taking place this year and start planning your next visit!

    2018 Events Calendar
  • Clotilde sentada en un sofá, 1910. Óleo sobre lienzo. Museo Sorolla, Madrid © Ministerio de Cultura
  • Check out online or download our monthly bilingual magazine, packed with events, useful information and a map of Madrid and its metro.

    esMADRIDmagazine February 2018
  • Revista esMADRIDmagazine febrero 2018
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    Unmissable concerts in 2018
  • Bruno Mars
  • Don’t miss the weekly changing of the guard (on Weds and Sat) and the special Solemn Change, which takes place on the first Wednesday of each month.

    Changing the Guard at the Royal Palace
  • Relevo solemne de la Guardia Real
  • Find out why Spaniards tend to eat later than the rest of the continent, when it's traditional to munch on a "saint's bones" and where you take in a flamenco show with a drink or a meal

    Eating in Madrid (PDF)
  • Eating in Madrid
  • A guide featuring the year's top events, from the 200th anniversaries of the Prado Museum and the Teatro Real to fabulous exhibitions, shows and music festivals.

    Madrid Save The Date 2018 (PDF)
  • Massive Attack
  • Get around the city easily, quickly and economically with our tourist travel card which gives unlimited use of all public transport.

    Tourist Travel Pass
  • Abono Transporte Turístico Madrid
  • There are plenty of green spaces in Madrid, offering a peaceful interval of relief under the deep-blue sky.

    Parks and Gardens