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Theatre & Dance in Madrid

Madrid is known all over the world for its festivals and culture that make the Spanish city stand tall and proud as a popular tourist destination.

This city has some incredibly designed old and new theatres and exhibition spaces that bring together people of all ages to celebrate the local and international arts. Theatres like the Teatro Real and Teatro Alfil are popular and most of them have a number of events, including live music that go on in the halls including musical and dance performances, conferences and concerts.

 Royal Theatre (Teatro Real)
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Royal Theatre (Teatro Real)

Royal Theatre (Spanish: Teatro Real) simply known as El Real is a major opera house that is located in Madrid. It is one of the great theatres of Europe today and has a large seating capacity of over 1746 people. Aside from the singing and musical performances, the theatre also offers guided tours of the auditorium, stage and rehearsal rooms.

Address: Plaza de Isabel IIMadrid, Spain.
Tel.: +34 915 16 06 00

Teatro de la Zarzuela
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Teatro de la Zarzuela

Designed by the architect Jerónimo de la Gándara, the Teatro de la Zarzuela is a well-known theatre in Madrid. The wonderful theatre has taken inspiration from the La Scala theatre in Milan, and feature magnificent interior works from famous local and international designers. This Spanish theatre is purely dedicated to the zarzuela, opera and recitals reflecting the culture of the city.

Address: Jovellanos 4 Madrid, Spain.
Tel.: +34 915 24 54 00

Teatro Maravillas
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Teatro Maravillas

Teatro Maravillas is situated in the central Malasaña - Tribal district and has a seating capacity for over 400 people. It initially opened its doors in 1886 and after over 5 years in reconstruction, it again opened its doors in 2005 for the public. Excellent drama and events are played here frequently which provide entertainment to locals and visitors.

Address: Calle Manuela Malasaña, 6 Madrid, Spain.
Tel.: +34 914 46 84 05

Alfil Theatre (Teatro Alfil)
Credit: CC / Luis García (Zaqarbal)

Alfil Theatre (Teatro Alfil)

Teatro Alfil is a theatre in Madrid which is responsible for bringing cultural awareness in the city. The hall has a wide variety of events like conferences, celebrations and concerts, and has a seating capacity of 220 people. Besides being the only theatre in the city to serve drinks in the hall, it is also home to the Madrid Flamenco Theatre.

Address: Calle del Pez, 10, 28004 Madrid, Spain.
Tel.: +34 915 21 45 41

Español Theatre (Teatro Espanol)
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Español Theatre (Teatro Espanol)

Teatro Espanol was initially known as Teatro del Príncipe and Corral del Príncipe where classic pieces of literature were performed in its small space. Built initially as an open-air theatre, the theatre has undergone evolution since then and is now built as an Italian architectural style structure. Aside from the plays, Teatro Espanol offers hour-long guided tours as well.

Address: Plaza Santa Ana. Calle Principe 25.28014 - Madrid, Spain.
Tel.: +34 913 60 14 80

Fernán Gómez Centro Cultural de la Villa
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Fernán Gómez Centro Cultural de la Villa

Fernán Gómez Centro Cultural de la Villa is located close to the National Library and the Palacio de Congresos or the Prado in Madrid city. This enormous villa has three spaces for cultural use which include the Sala Guirau (theatre), Sala Jardiel Poncela (assembly hall) and Exhibitions Hall. The events performed here range from conferences, children's shows, dance and music performances and even exhibitions.

Address: 4, Plaza de Colón, 28001 Madrid, Spain.
Tel.: +34 914 36 25 40

National Music Auditorium (Auditorio Nacional de Música)
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National Music Auditorium (Auditorio Nacional de Música)

The National Music Auditorium is located in the metropolitan area of Madrid city and has two concert rooms - a symphonic hall and a chamber music hall. Aside from guest orchestras, it is also the venue for symphonic concerts of the Orquesta Sinfónica de Madrid and the Community of Madrid Orchestra.

Address: Príncipe de Vergara, 146, 28002 Madrid, Spain.
Tel.: +34 913 37 03 07

Teatro Circo Price (El Price)
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Teatro Circo Price (El Price)

Teatro Circo Price is also known as El Price, is a permanent structure venue for the circus in Madrid city. The building is designed in such a way that it includes a circular circus hall, exhibitions spaces and administrative buildings. It was inaugurated in 2007, and this resident circus puts Madrid on the map along with other cities having a similar concept of theatre like Paris, Lisbon, Budapest and even London.

Address: Ronda de Atocha, 35, 28012 Madrid, Spain.
Tel.: +34 913 18 47 00

Lope de Vega Theatre (Teatro Lope de Vega)
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Lope de Vega Theatre (Teatro Lope de Vega)

Lope de Vega Theatre is a well-known theatre which hosts a variety of musical performances in Madrid city. It was opened in 1946 and is located in the Gran Vía district of Madrid. Since its inception and after its conversion into Madrid Broadway, it has been home to wonderful international performances including Les Miserables, The Lion King, Beauty and the Beast and even Mamma Mia!

Address: Calle Gran Vía, 57, 28013 Madrid, Spain.

The Kamikaze Pavon Theatre (El Pavón Teatro)
Credit: El Pavón Teatro Kamikaze

The Kamikaze Pavon Theatre (El Pavón Teatro)

The Kamikaze Pavon Theatre is also called El Pavón Kamikaze. This theatre has been open since 1925 and is one of Madrid city's oldest buildings situated in the Lavapiés neighbourhood. The facade is known for its Art Deco style of design, and in the interior, the theatre has a capacity for 400 people and a smaller one for 80 people. The venue also has a bar and a terrace which displays some spectacular views of the city.

Address: Calle de Embajadores, 9, 28012 Madrid, Spain.
Tel.: +34 910 51 33 31

Teatro Cofidis Alcázar
Credit: Teatro Cofidis Alcázar

Teatro Cofidis Alcázar

Cofidis Alcazar Theater is located in the heart of Madrid city at number 20 Calle Alcalá. Due to its prime location since its opening in 1925, the theatre is one of the most important cultural centres. Initially, it was called the Alcazar Theater but after it was sponsored by the company Cofidis, the name changed. The building itself has a spectacular facade, with stunning interiors to match the magnificence.

Address: Calle de Alcalá, 20, 28014 Madrid, Spain.
Tel.: +34 915 32 06 16

New Apolo Theatre (Teatro Nuevo Apolo)
Credit: CC/ Luis García (Zaqarbal)

New Apolo Theatre (Teatro Nuevo Apolo)

Teatro Nuevo Apolo is also known as Teatro Progreso and Cine Progreso and is a popular musical theatre located in Madrid city. Open since 80 years and with a 1300 spectator capacity, the theatre has been the venue for large productions including Les Miserables, Chicago and other musicals, dramas, circus, flamenco and concerts catering to a variety of audience.

Address: Pza. Tirso de Molina, 1 Madrid, Spain.
Tel.: +34 914 29 52 38

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