The Royal Theater and the beautiful Plaza de Oriente is one of the essential sights in Madrid. Apart from observing the imposing facade it is worth checking the program, since it is also possible to see to a dress rehearsal. In my case, I was lucky enough that a friend worked there and I could enjoy an Opera by Wagner in a box. I can assure you, it is one of the most impressive things I have ever seen and the best theater display without a doubt (and I work in theater...)
It is really worth paying for the entrance and enjoy this beautiful building, observing the royal box and the amazing depth of the stage, the stage house, the very elaborated staging offered there. For those who have never been to the Opera, I recommend going to an Italian one, lighter and funnier but not necessarily less spectacular.
The Opera is now accessible to all thanks to group discounts and final rehearsal days. Do not miss the opportunity to go! You will not forget it.
The quality and quantity of the plays represented in a city say a lot of its culture and artistic interests. Madrid can boast in this aspect, since it offers a wide range of possibilities for those who love the theater, such as me.
Every time I can, I come to Madrid to enjoy this beautiful art form, and the Teatro Español (Spanish Theater) is a place of reference. With an incredible history of more than 400 years, it began as an open space theater for comedy (many great playwrights opened their plays here) and it has evolved alongside Madrid’s history.
Its location is perfect: on Santa Ana Square, in the heart of Las Letras neighborhood. It has something to offer to every taste, and above all, its beautiful architecture gives the square a touch of culture and distinction. If you don’t feel like seeing a play, you can have a guided tour for three Euros, where they show you the most emblematic spots in the building and share with you a few of its secrets.
For those of us who love the theater, this is a place where we feel at home.