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A walk through Madrid's theatres

Madrid offers a wide variety of theaters, with over 90 that sell more tickets annually than the three football clubs. In fact, its theatre program is recognised internationally for quality and importance.

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The Teatro Real (Royal Theatre) is located in Plaza de Oriente and is considered one of the ten best in the world. It was inaugurated by Isabel II in 1850 and has been declared as a cultural heritage. It is reserved for opera acts and currently showing differnt genre artists. .

Located in Jovellanos Street, also inaugurated by Isabel II in 1856, Teatro de la Zarzuela was promoted by the Sociedad Lírica Española (Spanish Lyrical Society). Although it is dedicated to masterpiece representations of the genre that gives name to the theatre, flamenco dancing is also offered. It is definitely a unique setting to enjoy music, with genuinely beautiful and entertaining shows.

Another landmark in the musical theatre genre is the c, located in Gran Via with a capacity of 1100 seats and in recent years having represented highly successful musical blockbusters like.; Sister Act, Beauty and the Beast, Mamma Mia and The Lion King.

The Teatro La Latina is one of the most popular in Madrid, famous for its comedy performances by Lina Morgan, one of the best known comic actresses who has given the local comic scene a real boost. Located in Plaza de la Cebada, this theatre is open from Tuesday to Sunday and has a lively poster that does not disappoint those who want to have a good time.

In No. 24 Barquillo Street, the bustling district of Chueca is home to Teatro Infanta Isabel, which seats 668 people. This is one of the most dynamic theatres for representing the latest theatrical developments. Managed today by the Smedia group, it has received great reviews with works from; Espinete no existe, La cena de los idiotas, El otro lado de la cama, El cabaret de los hombres perdidos and Las rusas.

Opened in 1917, Teatro Odeón is today known as Teatro Calderón. This legendary place enjoys great vitality with the current group SOM Produce, El Mago Pop and various other musical performances. It is located at No.18 Atocha Street and provides a good range of shows for its centenary in 2017, which it's preparing for celebration.

There are many other excellent theatres with varied shows and exquisite entertainment venues, such as; Teatro Alcalá, Monumental, Arenal, Corral de Comedias de Alcalá and many others. It's not a bad idea to rent a property in Madrid in order to spend some time enjoying its theatrical shows. The real estate agency Engel & Völkers Madrid has many quality homes in these areas close to the most important theatres that will not disappoint you. It's only a thought.

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