Democrats in Madrid To Hold 4th July Gig

Just got an email from the Democrats Abroad – Madrid Spain Chapter. They are hosting: a 4th of July party open to the public on July 4, starting at 19:00, at Ribs Arturo Soria, calle Gregorio Benítez 4, Madrid. (Metro Arturo Soria). Everyone is welcome, including families with children. Admission is free. Party-goers are encouraged […]

Festival Madrid en Danza opens

From the 28th March to the 23rd April, 2006 Madrid will hold the Festival Madrid en Danza (Madrid Dance Festival). It will consist of 27 shows in both Madrid and the wider community. Groups from Spain (Madrid, Cataluña y Galicia) and foreign dance groups (Italy, France, the UK, Switzerland, the Czech Republic and Hungary) will […]

Cinemas and Films in Madrid (V.O.S)

If you just fancy going to the cinema to watch a Original Version film, or even one in Spanish, 20 Minutos has a neat cinema guide. Simply select from cinema, film or genre and it will give you full details including price, time and address. For original version, look out for "V.O".

Happy San Patricio Day!

If you’re in Madrid today and looking for somewhere to enjoy St Patrick’s Day, take a look at El Mundo’s ‘special’ on places to enjoy your Guinness. Irlandeses por un día tells you which places to go for food and good music.  Use the Google Translation tool to get a ‘rough’ translation into your language. […]

Café de Chinitas at the Teatro de la Zarzuela

From the 17th to the March, 2006 to April, 2nd the Ballet Nacional de España, under the direction of its director José Antonio, is putting on a programme at the Teatro de la Zarzuela. The costumes and staging are inspired by Salvador Dalí. In 1940, Dalí was responsible for the scenery and costumes for a […]

Suite Española Presents Clave Flamenca at Teatro de Madrid

The Suite Española has been enchanting audiences across the world for the past 21 years, with their innovative flamenco style. Over  the next 17 days – from the  9th – 26th March, 2006 – they will be doing exactly the same in Madrid’s Teatro de Madrid. The Madrid audience will be the first to see […]

Fame (Fama) – The Musical – Debuts in Teatro Calderón

From the 1st February, 2006 Madrid will be able to offer residents and visitors yet another musical. The latest offering is Fame (Fama in Spanish), based on the popular series from the 1980’s and which will run at the Teatro Calderón .The Madrid version, obviously in Spanish, features singers, dancers and actors from both Spain and […]

Two for One Offer on Top Madrid Musicals

I just came across an offer which Top Ticket Line is running between the 29th January and 4th February. If you buy tickets for two of the top musicals on in Madrid at the moment – Cabaret, Mamma Mia or Victor, Victoria – you will have one of them free. You can find more details […]

XIV Flamenco Festival Kicks off at the Teatro Albéniz

Though the XIV Flamenco Festival has officially been going on since the 23rd January, 2006, the main venue Teatro Albéniz opens its doors to the Flamenco public on the 31st January until the 4th February. For Flamenco aficionados the principal peformers will be: Manolo Sanlúcar, Enrique Morente, Fosforito, Miguel Poveda, La Macanita, Antonio El Pipa […]

Alice in Wonderland (dressed by Ágatha Ruiz de la Prada)

From the 27th December to the 8th January, 2006 the Centro Cultural de la Villa (beware! painfully bad website) will be putting on the play Alice in Wonderland (Alicia en el País de las Maravillas). The work is an adaptation of Lewis Carroll’s book, full of verse and song, and featuring probably the most colourful […]

Retiro Ice Rink Opens for Christmas

For the second year running the Retiro Park will once open up an ice rink for the general public. It opens from 11am to 9pm until the 8th January, 2006. Each session lasts 45 minutes and costs 4 Euros (ice skates included). Related LinksMadrid Opens Ice Rink for ChristmasChildren the Central Focus of Christmas in […]

Children the Central Focus of Christmas in Madrid

If you’re looking for activities to keep the kids occupied this Christmas, the City Council of Madrid has pretty much covered all bases. Aside from the numerous events that will be going on for children, they have made sure that some of the city’s locations/centres will purely cater for kids. The Patio Central and the […]

Festival de Otoño

Starting on October 6th and running for a full month, Madrid will host its yearly autumn festival, the Festival de Otoño. The festival showcases dance, music and theatre companies from around the world and is held in the major Madrid theatres: the Teatro de la Zarzuela, Teatro Madrid, the Círculo de Bellas Artes and Teatro […]

Los Tarantos – the First Flamenco Musical Arrives in Madrid

Billed as the first Flamenco Musical, ‘Los Tarantos’ opens its doors this Sunday to Madrid’s public in the Teatro Albéniz.  Los Tarantos is based on Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet, the book "Los Tarantos" by Alfredo Mañas and the Oscar-nominated film, which featured the dancers Carmen Amaya and Antonio Gades and was directed by Rovira Beleta. […]

Flamenco in the Metro

From the 12th to the 16th September, the metro station of Nuevos Ministerios will be putting on a flamenco show every single evening at 10 p.m. Among the guests who will be taking part are: Manuela Carrasco (flamenco dancer), El Lebrijano (flamenco singer), Antonio El Pipa (flamenco dancer), Falete (flamenco signer) and Tomatito (flamenco guitarist). […]