Teatro Real
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9:00 AM - 11:30 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 11:30 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 11:30 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 11:30 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 11:30 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 11:30 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 11:30 PM
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The area
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Neighbourhood: Austrias
How to get there
  • Ópera • 1 min walk
  • Santo Domingo • 5 min walk
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  • Olga T
    Moscow, Russia11 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    Rigoletto by Miguel del Arco is terrible
    Teatro Real de Madrid 2023, Rigoletto: it was …terrible! Orgies, perversion and masturbation on stage while the poor sopranos do their job flawlessly. The director apparently found no other way to draw attention to his production. How can you even mix this with the classics? And most importantly, why? After the first act, people began to leave. Bottom line: if you sit and listen with your eyes closed, it’s amazing. The director Miguel del Arco should be fired! I think Giuseppe Verdi turned in his grave 🤦🏻‍♀️
    Visited December 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 30 December 2023
  • Annemarie G
    Madrid, Spain26 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    Morning tour of Teatro Real
    A group of ladies did a tour of Teatro Real with a guide called Hortensia. Right from the get-go Hortensia showed she was very businesslike and informed us that if we didn’t keep up with her she “would hit us with the sole of her shoe”. Obviously she wasn’t saying that literally but she kept calling us to “come on, come on”, even though we were all keeping up as best we could. She really turned unpleasant when a couple of women needed to take a toilet break during the tour, and generally made us all feel a nuisance to her. Whilst outside on a balcony of the theatre she ridiculed a man below singing, which showed again her unpleasant nature. This woman should not be dealing with the public as she clearly does not like the public.
    Visited April 2024
    Travelled with friends
    Written 30 April 2024
  • CustardV
    London, United Kingdom283 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    Very limited tour
    The tour was not worth the money or the time sadly. The guide was perfectly fine but the limitations were huge. No photography, limited actual ‘tour’. The Covent Garden Opera House tour is far better if you’re ever in London.
    Visited May 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 24 May 2024
  • cdandoy
    Gilbert, Arizona1,258 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    Okay
    I have toured many opera houses in my travels. This was wasn't as I had hoped. I bought my ticket online and made use of the audio guide on my phone. It was easy to get started. However, after 2 stops I lost service so had to read the digital paragraphs instead of getting audio. It came back towards the end. Some rooms were very nice but the theatre itself wasn't that impressive. Grateful for the human guides along the way as a few times I got turned around and they assisted me beautifully. I suggest to only do if you have time. It took me under 1 hr.
    Visited May 2024
    Travelled solo
    Written 31 May 2024
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Fiona S
Boston, MA
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Family
There are a lot of things for which you must buy timed tickets in advance. Despite my web experience, this is not one of them. I found buying tickets on the website stressful because the English-speaking tours don’t pop up often and I assumed they kept getting sold out. Even though I don’t speak Spanish, I really wanted an insiders tour, but those also seemed unreliable. So we made reservations for an English tour. When we arrived, it was simply an audio-guide and no other visitors were there save for the couple who walked in behind us without a reservation. So I think this is one you can just walk into whenever it is convenient. The audioguide is well done. Opera staff stand throughout the space to point you in your next direction. The theater was mostly just a theater (and we didn’t have the behind -the-scenes tour), but the side rooms are interesting. The views and photo opps from the terrace were great. Not necessarily a MUST DO, but I enjoyed it.
Written 31 May 2024
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cdandoy
Gilbert, AZ
3.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Solo
I have toured many opera houses in my travels. This was wasn't as I had hoped. I bought my ticket online and made use of the audio guide on my phone. It was easy to get started. However, after 2 stops I lost service so had to read the digital paragraphs instead of getting audio. It came back towards the end. Some rooms were very nice but the theatre itself wasn't that impressive. Grateful for the human guides along the way as a few times I got turned around and they assisted me beautifully. I suggest to only do if you have time. It took me under 1 hr.
Written 31 May 2024
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CustardV
London, UK
3.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Couples
The tour was not worth the money or the time sadly.
The guide was perfectly fine but the limitations were huge. No photography, limited actual ‘tour’. The Covent Garden Opera House tour is far better if you’re ever in London.
Written 24 May 2024
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Annemarie G
Madrid, Spain
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Friends
A group of ladies did a tour of Teatro Real with a guide called Hortensia. Right from the get-go Hortensia showed she was very businesslike and informed us that if we didn’t keep up with her she “would hit us with the sole of her shoe”. Obviously she wasn’t saying that literally but she kept calling us to “come on, come on”, even though we were all keeping up as best we could. She really turned unpleasant when a couple of women needed to take a toilet break during the tour, and generally made us all feel a nuisance to her. Whilst outside on a balcony of the theatre she ridiculed a man below singing, which showed again her unpleasant nature. This woman should not be dealing with the public as she clearly does not like the public.
Written 30 April 2024
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CDFBologna
Barcelona, Spain
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Friends
Amazing show, one of the best Carmens I have seen, what a cast and chorists! The Teatro was super well organized and despite being full we were able to get something to eat and drink during the break. Great theater and plenty of options to eat around. I will go back!
Written 28 March 2024
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Olga T
Moscow, Russia
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Couples
Teatro Real de Madrid 2023, Rigoletto: it was …terrible! Orgies, perversion and masturbation on stage while the poor sopranos do their job flawlessly. The director apparently found no other way to draw attention to his production. How can you even mix this with the classics? And most importantly, why? After the first act, people began to leave. Bottom line: if you sit and listen with your eyes closed, it’s amazing. The director Miguel del Arco should be fired! I think Giuseppe Verdi turned in his grave 🤦🏻‍♀️
Written 30 December 2023
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Neil K
Liverpool, UK
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Friends
My twin brother Stephen and I were exploring around this area of this most beautiful of city's when we passed Teatro Real.
One of the most beautiful theatre buildings in Madrid, its an iconic structure on a really beautiful square ,personally I loved the views afforded of the theatre building from Plaza De Oriente but the views from Plaza De Isabel II are also awesome, it's a very photogenic building indeed and well worth checking out.
Written 25 August 2023
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Des1Edmonton_Alberta
Edmonton, Alberta
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 • Solo
Backstage Pass to the Royal Theatre/opera house is a nice excursion. The theatre has a box office but you want the ticket area to the right of the box office. The front desk guy initially told me I had to come back a day later to catch a tour but it would be Spanish speaking. Then when I arrived again a day later he didn’t add me to the personal tour but instead I scanned a QR code for an audio guide on my phone. This was sufficient. The reception rooms, Royal box and main stage are all impressive. While it may not be in the top 3 things to do in Madrid, it offers a glimpse of the backstage glamour.
Written 19 May 2023
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mardimarvel
Budleigh Salterton, UK
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022
To celebrate our wedding anniversary we attended a performance of Aida at the Teatro Real. This was the first time we had visited, we booked seats towards the front of "Paraiso" (the amphitheatre) online so wasn't sure what to expect. The seats were in fact very good, great sight lines and on an aisle which we prefer. The acoustics are superb and the production fabulous, great choreography as well as singings and interesting use of holograms. We dressed up for the occasion and many of the Spanish audience did so as well. Only small thing, we couldn't work out where and how to order interval drinks so that particular pleasure was missed but no matter.
Written 8 November 2022
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Christine O
Dublin, Ireland
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022 • Couples
Absolutely spectacular opera house open to vists during the day to 3pm. There is a charge of €8 per person and youve go dowload a bar code to get the information to the phone on this self guided tour. Really enjoyed the luxury and wonderful interior of this prestigious venue
Written 26 October 2022
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