This is one of the classic of Madrid that used to come with my mother in my younger days, still is full of memories and glad still there to see and nostalgia. 80 years of life and play is grand. It was first by Alcala street ,closed in 1929 (opened in 1871), and now the new one by Tirso de Molina opened in 1932.
The concerts here were huge, and the theater plays very nice and Spanish, if you are looking for something genuine and speak some Spanish this is it for the real Madrid.
The best are the musicals. Great ambiance and nice neightborhood just after seeing the Prado...
Dress Code: theater in evenings dress to kill, concerts casual branché.
As I got picked up from the airport Ursula said: "It's good you're here, I have a surprise for you, for tomorrow. It's a show and they are from Israel"
It was hard not to guess. Mayumana! It looked like my cheap flight ticket wasn't the only miracle that happened to me that day. I get to see the famous Mayumana. And I get to see it in Madrid.
We arrived to Plaza de Jacinto Benavente where I saw another architectural masterpiece - Teatro Calderon. It was my second day in Madrid, every street and every building seemed to be the most beautiful things in the world and I couldn't stop enjoying it.
As we entered the theater I tried to take as many pictures as possible, but the lights weren't good enough. However, the interior is very impressive, especially the ceiling.
If you happen to go to the Calderon don't worry if your seats are somewhere up in the balcony. The theater isn't that big and you'll see the stage perfectly no matter where you sit.
Slightly more than a year later I was making my way from Plaza Mayor to Sol and came across Teatro Calderon again. The building is still impressive and stands out, but the new name made me laugh. No longer it is called Calderon, it is now Teatro Haagen Dazs. What's next? Puerta del Milka?
The Teatro Real Cinema or Royal Cinema Theatre, was once a cinema which held 1,000 seats and 64 private boxes. In 1924 it also housed a Wurlitzer theatre organ which played during screening. During the Spanish Civil Wall a bomb caused damage but it was repaired and reopened in 1943. There have been other renovations over the years and today the Cinema has hosted shows such as comedies, thrillers and dramas.
The Cine Callo is found on the Gran Via along with other wonderful architecture along this strip. It was built in a Classical style between the years 1925 to 1927. Originally designed as a twin theatre. During the 1950’s/1960’s it was redesigned in more of an Art Deco style which was in keeping with that era. The cinema is open from Monday to Sunday 4.00pm – 10.30pm.
A small theatre on Calle Mayor. The theatre is open from Tuesday to Sunday and features ballet performances as well as other productions throughout the year.
The box office is open from Tues-Sun 11.00am – 1.30pm and 5.00pm – 9.00pm.
Dress Code: The owner is a famous spanish actriss called Lina Morgan, she had made laugh a few generations, and tries to keep the gener of the teather alive.