Theatre and dance in Madrid

  • After taking all five continents by storm, the flamenco legend returns to the Spanish capital with her latest show (Teatro Nuevo Apolo. Check dates. Till 28 May).

    Sara Baras - Voices
  • Sara Baras


The Yllana company has produced this madcap classical music concert filled with comic sketches (Teatro Alfil. Wednesday. 29 March, 12, 19 and 26 April).

Yllana and Primital Bros get together in a musical comedy a cappella (Teatro Alfil. Fridays to Sundays. Check dates. Till 11 May).


An amazing drum battle by a Japanese ensemble (Teatros del Canal - Sala Roja. 21-26 March).


The Estudio Lírico Company recovers this beautiful amorous opera by Emilio Arrieta (Teatro de la Luz Philips. 23-26 March).

A beautiful opera about marriage and true love to be premiered in Madrid (Teatro Real. 24 Mar-5 Apr).

A dramatic modern dance piece that reflects on refugees and immigration (Teatro del Arte. 28 March).

The American dance company are presenting a parody of Russian classics (Teatros del Canal – Sala Roja. 29 Mar-9 Apr).

A fascinating dance and percussion version of ‘Romeo and Juliet’, with music by Estopa (Teatro Rialto. Wednesday to Sunday. Till 9 April).

The largest musical production ever seen in Spain. Over 80 million people around the world (Teatro Lope de Vega. Tuesdays to Sundays).

april highlights

The Canadian company presents its first circus show full of fun (Teatro Circo Price. 6-9 April).

A fusion between circus and cabaret with the best acrobats and dancers (Teatro de la Luz Philips. Tuesdays to Sundays. 6 Apr-18 Jun).

A dance show that explores the four types of love reflected in art (Gran Teatro Bankia Príncipe Pío. 7 April).

A powerful show that brings circus and Hollywood film noir together (Teatro Circo Price. 19-23 April).

Two dance forms are brought together on stage for this production of one of literature’s most famous tragedies. (Teatros del Canal. 20-22 April).

Three-part dance performance by the Béjart Ballet Lausanne (Teatros del Canal-Sala Roja. 24-30 April 2017).

A contemporary flamenco show to celebrate the April Fair (Gran Teatro Bankia Príncipe Pío. Sundays. 16-30 April).

A striking performance based on Manuel Mujica Láinez’ novel of the same name (Teatro Real. 24 and 28 April; 2, 5 and 7 May).

Coming this year
  • The Cuban National Ballet, home to some of the world’s top dancers, performs the iconic romantic ballet (Teatros del Canal - Sala Roja. 10-14 May).

    Giselle - Cuban National Ballet
  • The American dance company celebrates its 90th anniversary with a spectacular programme (Teatro Real. 8, 10 and 11 June).

    Martha Graham Dance Company
  • The playwright, Johan Inger, reinvents the opera focusing on violence (Teatros del Canal - Sala Roja. 15-25 June).

    Carmen – National Dance Company
  • Two weeks of the most sublime flamenco singing and dancing (Various venues. 6-18 June).

    Suma Flamenca
  • A series of dance numbers to pay homage to Ruiz Soler, on the 20th anniversary of his death (Teatros del Canal - Sala Roja. July 2017).

    Tribute to Antonio Ruiz Soler – Spanish National Ballet
  • Giselle - Ballet Nacional de Cuba
  • Martha Graham Dance Company
  • Carmen - Compañía Nacional de Danza
  • Suma Flamenca
  • Homenaje a Antonio Ruiz Soler - Ballet Nacional de España
  • Don't miss

    Enjoy the full programme of activities that has been prepared to celebrate the 4th centenary of the famous square (Plaza Mayor. Throughout 2017).

    400th Anniversary of Madrid's Plaza Mayor
  • Logo Cuarto Centenario Plaza Mayor


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    2017 Events Calendar
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