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  • 1. Teatro Flamenco

    Malasaña | Dance

    Less traditional tablao and more modern performance venue, Teatro Flamenco hosts a variety of classical and modern interpretations of flamenco...Read More

  • 2. Auditorio Nacional de Música

    Salamanca | Dance

    This is Madrid's main concert hall, with spaces for both symphonic and chamber music. ...Read More

  • 3. Café de Chinitas

    Palacio | Dance

    This touristy spot fills up fast. Make reservations, because shows often sell out. The restaurant opens at 8 and there are performances Monday...Read More

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  • 4. Casa Patas

    Barrio de las Letras | Dance

    Along with tapas, this well-known space offers good, authentic flamenco. Prices are more reasonable than elsewhere. Shows are at 10:30 pm Monday...Read More

  • 5. Centro Cultural de Conde Duque

    Malasaña | Dance

    This massive venue is best known for its summer live music concerts (flamenco, jazz, pop) and also has free and often interesting exhibitions...Read More

  • 6. Cine Doré

    Lavapiés | Film

    A rare example of Art Nouveau architecture in Madrid, the hip Cine Doré shows movies from the Spanish National Film Archives and eclectic foreign...Read More

  • 7. Círculo de Bellas Artes

    Sol | Dance

    Concerts, theater, dance performances, art exhibitions, and events are all part of the calendar here. There is also an extremely popular (and...Read More

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  • 8. El Corte Inglés


    You can buy tickets for major concerts online. ...Read More

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    This website sells tickets for musicals and big-name concerts....Read More

  • 10. La Casa Encendida

    Lavapiés | Dance

    Film festivals, alternative art shows, dance performances, and weekend events for children are held here. ...Read More

  • 11. Las Carboneras

    La Latina | Dance

    A prime flamenco showcase, this venue rivals Corral de la Morería as the best option in terms of quality and price. Performers here include...Read More

  • 12. Teatro Real

    Palacio | Dance

    This resplendent theater is the venue for opera and dance performances. Built in 1850, this neoclassical theater was long a cultural center...Read More

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  • 13. Ticketea


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  • 14. Yelmo Cines Ideal

    Centro | Film

    This is your best bet for new releases. ...Read More

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