Arts Festival / Circus
Oct 31, 2012-Jun 9, 2013 Thirty companies have been invited to take part, performing works of theatre, dance, music and circus. ... moreThroughout the city
May 17 through Jun 9, 2013 Teatro Fernán Gómez
Calle del Marqués de la Ensenada, 14
Apr 17 through Jun 2, 2013 Teatro Caser Calderón
Calle de Atocha, 28
Comedy Show / Cabaret Show
May 23 10:30pm Teatro Alfil
Calle del Pez, 10
May 17 through May 31, 2013 Teatro de la ZarZuela
Calle de Jovellanos, 4
May 24 12:00pm Sala Galileo Galilei
Calle de Galileo, 100
Comedy Show / Play
May 25 10:30pm Teatro Alfil
Calle del Pez, 10
Madrid is an incredibly vibrant city for partying, but it’s also a kick-ass city for the arts, evident in all the stellar performing arts venues around town.
For starters, the city is clearly the theater capital of Spain, and anyone looking for an incredible musical or other Broadway-caliber play will be able to find several on and near the main thoroughfare of Gran Vía.
Don’t speak fluent Spanish? Who cares? Think of it as a chance to practice and then tell your friends you just watched Les Miserables in El Español. Of course, a lot of the greatest Madrid performing arts shows don’t require language skills to fully enjoy, from modern dance performances to flamenco extravaganzas and classical music symphonies, it can all be found in this wonderfully cosmopolitan city.
The city’s most famous theatre is easily the National Madrid Theatre, and is a great place to see all the classic shows one would expect at the major theaters in New York. The Teatro Real (Royal Theatre), meanwhile, is one of the oldest, built in 1850 and remains to this day a powerhouse of opera and many other incredible live performances.
From brilliant symphonies to sultry cabaret, feisty drag shows to blouse-bursting burlesque, performing arts in Madrid have it all and more all over town.