The Royal Theatre of Madrid is more widely known as the Teatro Real. It was mainly designed to function as a grand concert for hosting opera. The theatre was initially the biggest host of the Spanish National Orchestra, along with housing numerous performances of Salvador Dali- the worldwide celebrated Spanish musician. Later the theatre was renovated with the incorporation of special designing techniques that facilitated the audience to have a complete view of the ongoing performance, irrespective of their position regarding the concert stage.
The entire Royal Theatre features an annual hosting of more than 15 opera title shows of self or European production. It also hosts the numerous large ballet concerts and recitation contests throughout the year. The team and entire functioning unit of the orchestra of the Royal Theatre is the internationally recognised Orquesta Sinfonica de Madrid.
- There is a tour in every half an hour from 10:30 am to 01:00 pm.
- The Almudena Cathedral was built in honour of the Virgin of Almudena, and was destined to be made the biggest cathedral church in the world. The gallery of the Cathedral features the Statue of Madonna and the Child.
- For guided tour, ask the authorities.
- Ticket price for events may vary.
Box Office Hours:
- Monday to Friday: 10:00am to 2:00pm and 4:00pm to 8:00pm
- Saturdays when there is performance: 10:00am to 2:00pm & 4:00pm to 8:00pm
- On Sundays and Holidays: 2 hours before the show( when there is performance)
- Plaza Isabel II
- El Cafe de la Opera
- Independencia Boulevar
- Chez Margo
Love this? Explore the entire list of things to do in Madrid before you plan your trip.
Fancy a good night's sleep after a tiring day? Check out where to stay in Madrid and book an accommodation of your choice.
9.33% of people who visit Madrid include Royal Theatre in their plan
11 AM - 12 PM
47.5% of people start their Royal Theatre visit around 11 AM - 12 PM
People usually take around 2 Hrs to see Royal Theatre
83.78% of people prefer walking in order to reach Royal Theatre
Awesome place with great historical architecture. Very well located . There is statue of queen in the middle and it’s totally surrounded by many cafes. This area is great to have some time spend in evenings. Very Close to metro as well. And, Madrid palace is walkable from here, hardly 2 mins walk.
Charming and very well located place. The atmosphere is inspiring and overwhelming.
The opera was wonderful, Placido Domingo is such a gent, assisted a client in wheelchair and we were welcomed and provided with all necessary facilities.
It's a beautiful place full of history and engineering knowledge needed to make everything necessary for their plays fit in a so little surface . The guided tours are excellent and not expensive at all plus there are many options at different prices but none of them exceeding the 15 euros. In terms of price for plays it gets way more expensive as the "cheap" seats have all a cost of 90 euros. The gift shop doesn't have a great variety but has some pretty interesting offers all of them in the context of art as it's not really a gift shop of a monument but rather a art center's gift shop (they mostly sell DVDs of plays, operas and concerts and other products like that).
One of the most important cultural centres of the city. Worth taking a chance to see a play or concert and enjoy the inside of this beautiful theatre.