Charlie Chaplin at the Teatro de La Zarzuela

This looks like it could be fun. We have all seen (I assume) the films of Charlie Chaplin on tv – or possibly at the cinema. But how about watching one of his films – The Circus – at the theatre and with the Orquesta de la Comunidad de Madrid providing the score? Well, this […]

2007 Festival de Otoño

For the 24th year running the Festival de Otoño returns to Madrid. A combination of music, theatre, dance and circus from around the world will entertain visitors and Madrileños for the coming 5 weeks. The event runs from the 15th October to the 18th November and is held is venues across the city. The Theatre […]

Angelika Cinema Lounge Madrid

There’s a bar/cafe down on Madrid’s Cava Baja that I have walked past on a number of occasions – never actually going into it, until now. I wasn’t quite sure what to make of it – a video selection as you walked in, high stools around a bar, a smart Apple monitor also behind the […]

Ballet Nacional Returns to Madrid

From the 15th to the 25th March, 2007 you will have a chance to see one of Spain’s most famous flamenco dancers, Antonio Canales. There are three parts to the show: Cambalache, Dualia y Caprichos – the first part was created by Antonio Canales and also features him as one of the dancers. The performances […]

December Suggestions from Metrópoli

Metrópoli has a really good guide to what you can do in Madrid this December – it is in Spanish, though. They have come up with 150 suggestions for what you can do in the coming weeks – eat, drink, be merry and much more. Interestingly, they have broken them down into 15 categories – […]

Christmas Programme for Madrid

If you’d like an "exhaustive" programme of activities on in Madrid this Christmas, download [pdf] the esMadrid magazine. Be aware this is quite a "beefy" 8MB pdf!!

50% off Theatre Tickets in Madrid

A new initiative in Madrid aims to offer people up to 50% off theatre prices for performances, when bought two hours beforehand. Located in the Plaza del Carmen, the Last Minute Box Office lets you buy tickets at 21 of Madrid’s theatres and this initiative is likely to be extended in the future to include […]

Imagine India Film Festival

From today, 16th May, 2006, until the 23rd May the fifth edition of the Festival ImagineIndia will take place. It will see over 40 Indian films being projected in 3 of Madrid’s cinemas –  Cine Estudio de Círculo de Bellas Artes, Filmoteca Española and Cine Palafox. This follows hot on the heels of a Spanish […]

Workplay by Andrew Losowsky Opens at the Alternativa Theatre Festival

I just had an email from Andrew Losowsky, a journalist/photographer/author, who has written to inform me that his new play – Workplay – will be premiering on 21st February (until 26th) at the Teatro Independiente Sur. It’s called Workplay, and it’s premiere is next Tuesday, as part of the La Alternativa theatre festival. It’s the […]

Tamara Rojo in Blancanieves (Snow White)

Having had its world premiere in Bilbao last week, the Ballet "Blancanieves" (Snow White) will première in Madrid’s Teatro Albéniz on the 9th November and will run until the 13th November. The star of the show is Tamara Rojo, the principal dancer of the Royal Ballet Covent Garden. The Ballet is described as the first […]

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 […]

Festival de Otoño – a festival of music, theatre and dance

Starting on the 13th Ocotber and going on until the 14th November, the Festival de Otoño (Autumn festival) brings together dance, music and theatre acts to a wide range of venues across Madrid. You can enjoy music from Brazil, including Caetano Veloso, and the Serrat Sinfónico. Dance spectacles come from Spain, Belgium and Holland and […]

Veranos de la Villa – Madrid Summer Festival

For 2006 click here: Veranos de la Villa 2006 During the months of July and August, the streets, gardens, theatres and other public places of Madrid see a number of activities organised by the Madrid Council for Art and called Veranos de la Villa. The city plays host to dance, music, theatrical events and zarzuela […]

Cine Doré and Filmoteca – No Blockbuster films here!

Cine Doré is a great film theatre, which dates back to 1923. The films it shows are certainly not the blockbusters you see in mainstream Spanish cinemas (and almost always dubbed) and acts as a magnet for film buffs. Cine Doré has three screens, which show films every day in their original language. They often […]

‘Cats’ – The Musical comes to Madrid

On December 17th, in Madrid’s Teatro Coliseum de Madrid, Andrew Lloyd Webber’s musical ‘Cats’ will open. The musical, a success from day one, has been shown in 300 cities and tranlsated into 10 languages. The last few months have seen a lot of activity in ‘Musical Land’ with We Will Rock You, Cabaret and now […]