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Bringing you the best in Madrid culture, including art, music, theatre and more

Best upcoming live music and concerts in Madrid

Best upcoming live music and concerts in Madrid

Madrid is a city brimming with music. Concert halls, bars, and big clubs invite all kinds of acts to their stages, from freshly pressed indie bands to globally...

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Live music and nightlife in Madrid

Art in and around Madrid

Must-see paintingsMust-see paintings

Must-see paintings

Picasso's ‘Guernica’, ‘Las Meninas’ by Velázquez... Don't miss these and other amazing masterpieces you can only see in Madrid's...

Free art in Madrid

Free art in Madrid

How to get your dose of the arts in Madrid without spending a single euro

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Where to hear live classical music

Auditorio Nacional

Auditorio Nacional

This impressive concert hall has capacity in its main auditorium for over 2,000, and a smaller chamber hall, La Sala de Cámara, which seats 700 people....

Teatro Real

Teatro Real

Shaped like a compressed oval, the interior of the city's opera house is breathtakingly ornate compared with its sombre façade, and one of the most...

Teatro Monumental

Teatro Monumental

Located in slightly seedy Antón Martín, the Monumental has more character than most, but is functional rather than beautiful. Its main purpose is...

Teatro de la Zarzuela

Teatro de la Zarzuela

Accompanying the Teatro's packed zarzuela programme are performances of dance (often by the Compañía Nacional de Danza), music, plays,...

Most popular theatres

Teatro Español

Teatro Español

Even though this grand theatre located in Plaza de Santa Ana was built on the site of a medieval animal pen in 1745, it isn't old-fashioned at all, having a...

Teatro Lara

Teatro Lara

Founded in 1880, this small theatre is one of the oldest and most beautiful in Madrid (whose classical atmosphere takes you back to the days of going to an...

Teatro de la Abadía

Teatro de la Abadía

Housed inside an abandoned church, the award-winning Abadía dabbles in music and dance as well as theatre. It's a unique space, one of whose strong points is...

Teatro Lope de Vega

Teatro Lope de Vega

Teatro Lope de Vega was inaugurated in the mid-20th century with a musical variety show, and it could be said that this beginning marked its fate. Even though...

Teatro Circo Price

Teatro Circo Price

Originally, Teatro Circo Price was located in an old garden in Paseo de Recoletos. Demolished in 1970, it returned as a stable circus in 2007, when the Madrid...