Teatro Espanol

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Teatro Espanol
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Neighborhood: Huertas
Also known as Barrio de las Letras, Huertas was once home to prominent literary figures, Miguel de Cervantes and Lope de Vega among them. The neighborhood is committed to celebrating its rich heritage: Calle Huertas itself is inlaid with quotes from celebrated authors, street names pay homage to them, and second-hand bookshops pervade. Huertas receives a fair amount of spillover from the center — side streets around Plaza Santa Ana take on a foreign party atmosphere at night, and you always see young backpackers navigating the streets — but as you descend into the neighborhood, everything becomes a little more cramped and slightly less refined, and takes on more of an underground feel. Live music is at the heart of Huertas: by night, its subdued bars are ideal for meeting friends, sipping cocktails, and chatting quietly while enjoying jazz or singer-songwriter performances.
How to get there
  • Vodafone Sol • 3 min walk
  • Antón Martín • 4 min walk
Detailed Reviews: Reviews order informed by descriptiveness of user-identified themes such as cleanliness, atmosphere, general tips and location information.

4.5
331 reviews
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Very good
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Poor
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Terrible
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Jonathan L
London, UK60 contributions
Facing Plaza Santa Ana, the Teatro Espanol is a public theatre administered by the City Hall of Madrid and produces some excellent productions, both classical and new, in its main house and smaller annexe.

The current building, built in the late 19th century, is built in a neo classical style and is a smart building. Facing the theatre – as if keeping an eye on eye in the audience entering – stands a statue of Federico Lorca, one of Spain’s greatest playwrights. Once inside the theatre you cannot help but be impressed by the stunning red and gold interior.

Tickets to productions are reasonably priced and for theatre enthusiasts this building is worth a visit. But be mindful: you are in Spain - the productions are in Spanish not English.
Written March 28, 2016
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Mario G
Madrid, Spain264 contributions
I used to go there to enjoy some plays when I was a student because the prices were quite affordable and the quality of the plays, actors and all the scenery were quite good.
The theater is quite comfortable and I think that they offer now different types of plays: from classic to modern theater.
Apart from the theater itself you can go afterwards to have some tapas in Plaza Santa Ana and nearby or to enjoy a cocktail at Terraza The Penthouse (it used to be a great penthouse with impressive views and nice cocktails, I haven't been there for 8-10 years so it might have changed (hopefully, not!!))
Written August 7, 2017
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Rumples
Tucson, AZ11,163 contributions
Solo
I passed Teatro Espanol daily during my recent Madrid visit and regretted that my facility in Spanish was not up to attending one of the plays there. Though tours of the interior were offered only in Spanish during my stay (sometimes they are offered in English), I enjoyed looking at the building's neoclassical architecture. The structure went up between 1887 and 1895 after one theatre or another had stood in the area since the 16th century.

The Madrid government runs Teatro Espano, a public theatre that often produces Spanish classics. The building anchors the eastern edge of Plaza de Santa Ana. Names of prominent theatrical figures engraved on the facade includes famous Spanish playwright Federico Garcia Lorca. A statue of him, depicted in a suit and tie, stands on the plaza, facing the theatre.

Notices of current productions, upcoming events and other theatre information is posted outside the building.
Written September 19, 2016
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Neil K
Liverpool, UK611,738 contributions
Friends
My twin brother Stephen and I were heading to Plaza De Santa Ana and we passed one of the most beautiful theatre buildings in Madrid namely Teateo Espanol.
Theres been a theatre on this site since 1565 ,the present theatre building was constructed between 1887 - 1895 from designs from architect Román Guerrero ,constructed in the Neoclassical style of architecture that is so pleasing on the eye, it's such a great looking building.
At the moment, September 2019 ,the beautiful facade is obscured by scaffolding as renovation work is being carried out but you can still easily view the sheer beauty of this building.
Easy to locate along Calle Principe,most definitely well worth checking out if your in the area.
Written September 7, 2019
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LJMentsch
Madrid, Spain24 contributions
Public theater, created in 1565. Excellent offerings and performances. Reasonable prices and discounts for seniors, etc.

(I live in Madrid and know this place well)
Written January 8, 2018
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amelbazz
Madrid, Spain12 contributions
Old theater in the heart of town,you can see gorgeus show,clásicas authors and modern nearest of citycentre and the Puerta del Sol
Written July 11, 2017
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Crissu18
Bucharest, Romania228 contributions
Couples
It is a perfect choice for the weekend, I went there with my boyfriend, we really enjoyed a romantic evening in this classic, precious theatre.
Written April 30, 2014
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tanmalaysia_11
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia88 contributions
The Teatro Espano is not an impressive building externally. It is conveniently located at Santa Ana Square of old Madrid. But inside it is a lovely and beautiful theater. If you love drama, here is the place. High quality performance with reasonable price. We watched Romeo and Juliet here, truly enjoyed it!
Written September 20, 2011
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jelchek
Zagreb, Croatia28 contributions
Friends
Didn't have a chance to go inside the theatre, but from the outside it is a beautiful place. You can sit, order the drink at one of the many bars near the theatre.
Written August 16, 2018
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Neil K
Liverpool, UK611,738 contributions
Friends
Teatro Espanol is an absolutely stunning piece of architecture located just off the amazing Plaza De Santa Ana .
Built in 1565 this is a really impressive structure and has some serious history attached to this theatre , the facade looks fantastic with ornately carved stone work and although I never attended a performance I was suitably impressed with the beautiful architecture.
Teatro Espanol is really easy to locate on Calle Principe in an area of outstandingly beautiful architecture and teeming with pubs, bars and restaurants and a major tourist destination.
Well worth checking out.
Written June 12, 2018
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