Teatro Real is a prestigious, professional and public opera house south of Madrid, Spain, first established in 1850. In front of the Royal Palace in Plaza de Isabel II, the opera house has a long and elaborate history of inspiring the artistic community, and now seats nearly 1,800 people. The building is uniquely styled with a hexagonal floor layout beneath its foyer highlights and dazzling crystal chandeliers, revealing an attention to design as well as function.

The artistic aspirations of Teatro Real are legendary, with its impressive Resident Choir, exceptionally trained Orchestra and the Compania de Teatro Real specialising in extravagant opera and ballet.

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Up-to-date, modern advancements allow for the highest quality and cultural variety of performances at Teatro Real, showing both traditional and contemporary pieces with new technological features to heighten anyone’s interest. Acoustics are greatly embellished, with the royal box providing the best seats for such pleasures in the house.

The hall with a restaurant includes a beautiful ceiling full of stars commemorating Teatro Real’s opening night, and similar designs abound in the opera house. On the terrace, views of Plaza de Oriente and the Royal Palace are wonderfully enhanced. Guided tours of the auditorium, stage, rehearsal and workshop rooms are offered daily in multiple languages.

What else is good to know about Teatro Real in Madrid?

To get to Teatro Real most easily, you can take the city metro station to Opera on line 2, which will drop you off just south of the building. You can also take Opera on line 5 or R, or the station Sol on lines 1, 2 and 3. The train Sol and buses on lines 3, 25, 39 and 148 will also get you to Teatro Real.

Other places of cultural interest near Teatro Real include Plaza de Oriente, the Royal Palace of Madrid, the Royal Monastery of La Encarnacion, Mercado de San Miguel, the Sabatini Gardens in Madrid and the Almudena Cathedral.

Teatro Real in Madrid

Ubicación: Pl. de Isabel II, s/n, 28013 Madrid, Spain

Teléfono: +34 900 24 48 48