Theatre and dance in Madrid

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january highlights

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

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

SomosDanza stages a performance that looks at the history of dance (Teatros del Canal - Sala Negra. 17-18 February).

Tricks, magic and wisdom combine in this Christmas show for the whole family (Feria de Madrid. Wednesdays to Sundays. Till 18 February).

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

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).


The world’s best show in tribute to the greatest hits of Michael Jackson (Teatro Nuevo Apolo. Friday to Sunday. From 13 Jan-11 Mar).

Last chance

A magical piece of silent film theatre in 3D (Naves Matadero - Sala Fernando Arrabal. 18-28 January).

Fridman shows the last work of the cycle that began ten years ago (Teatros del Canal - Sala Negra. 25-26 January).


The director, Antonio Fauró, leads this zarzuela on love and desire (Teatro de la Zarzuela. Wednesday to Sunday. 25 Jan-11 Feb).


An opera that premieres in Spain and which reflects on love and the death penalty (Teatro Real. 26, 29, 31 Jan and 3, 6 and 9 Feb).

A musical show that aims to raise awareness about recycling (Teatro Circo Price. 28 January).

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

A musical tribute to the great singing stars is coming to Spain for the first time ever (Teatro Coliseum. 29 January).

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

A music and dance show that transports audiences to mystical India (Teatro de la Luz Philips. 30 January).


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

Seven artists tell of the history of Europe through poetry (Teatros del Canal - Sala Verde. 9-10 February).

Una ópera con trazas de crítica social que incorpora comedia, jazz y tradición europea (Teatro Real. Consultar fechas. 13 feb-1 jun 2018).

A musical which pays tribute to the flamenco star, Camarón de la Isla (Teatro de la Luz Philips. 12 February).

A drama about war and the unfolding of history (Teatro de la Abadía - Sala José Luis Alonso. Wednesday to Sunday. 7-18 February).

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

A staging of surrealism and transformation by Miet Warlop (Naves Matadero - Sala Fernando Arrabal. 9-11 February)

Antonio Fauró recovers this zarzuela of mystery and love by Ruperto Chapí (Teatro de la Zarzuela. 16-18 February).

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

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

Coming this year
  • A triple cast with the best voices of today performing the work by Giuseppe Verdi (Teatro Real. 7-25 March 2018).

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

    Cristiana Morganti - Moving With Pina
  • 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
  • England’s leading ballet company is to perform the classic Swan Lake (Teatro Real. 18-22 July).

    The Royal Ballet
  • Aida
  • Cristiana Morganti - Moving With Pina
  • Una oda al tiempo
  • Dresden Frankfurt Dance Company
  • Flamenco Madrid
  • The Royal Ballet
  • 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
  • Sorolla y la moda
  • Check out online or download our monthly bilingual magazine, packed with events, useful information and a map of Madrid and its metro.

    esMADRIDmagazine January 2018
  • Revista esMADRIDmagazine enero 2018
  • The capital’s staple culinary and cultural event returns with its most charitable edition (20 January-4 February).

    Gastrofestival 2018
  • Gastrofestival
  • 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
  • Grapes in Puerta del Sol, cocido (chickpea stew), traditional tablaos (flamenco clubs)… When in Madrid, do as Madrileños do.

    Tradition and Culture
  • 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
  • Make the most of the city's discount cards to save time and money during your stay in Madrid.

    Tourist Passes
  • 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