Theaters in Madrid

Madrid is Spain's theater capital, with the largest venues located on and off Gran Vía. Logically, the vast majority of plays and musicals are performed in Spanish; it's a great activity to practice your listening skills.

Madrid theaters also house a variety of concerts, from dance performances to flamenco extravaganzas and classical music symphonies. So if you want to get a dose of culture and don't understand Spanish, there are still plenty of options. Below we've listed the most prominent venues, but this is a small sampling ofthe city's vast offerings.

Madrid Theaters in the City Center

Teatro RealTeatro Real (Royal Theater)
Plaza de Oriente
Metro Ópera (lines 2, 5)
Neighborhood: Plaza Mayor
Tel 91 516 06 06

Teatro Valle-Inclán (Centro Dramático Nacional)
Plaza de Lavapiés
Metro Lavapiés (line 3)
Neighborhood: Lavapiés
Tel 91 505 88 00

Teatro AlbénizTeatro Albéniz
c/ Paz, 11
Metro Sol (lines 1, 2, 3)
Neighborhood: Puerta del Sol
Tel 91 531 83 11

Teatro Calderón
c/ Atocha, 18
Metro Sol (lines 1, 2, 3) or Tirso de Molina (line 1)
Neighborhood: Puerta del Sol/ Huertas
Tel 91 429 58 90

Teatro Español
c/ Principe, 25
Metro Sevilla (line 2)
Neighborhood: Huertas
Tel 91 360 14 84

Teatro Gran Vía
c/ Gran Vía, 66
Metro Santo Domingo (line 2)
Neighborhood: Puerta del Sol
Tel 91 541 55 69

Teatro La LatinaTeatro de La Latina
Plaza de la Cebada, 2
Metro La Latina (line 5)
Neighborhood: Plaza Mayor
Tel 91 365 28 35

Teatro Nuevo Apolo
Plaza de Tirso de Molina, 1
Metro Tirso de Molina (line 1)
Neighborhood: El Rastro
Tel 91 369 06 37