Some of the most influential artists and decorators of the era worked on the interior design of the building, including Rafael Tejeo, Eugenio Lucas, who painted the ceilings, and Humanité-René Philastre, who designed the front curtain. Apart from the main hall, which has the capacity for 2,800 spectators, there were two ballrooms, three lounges, a sweet shop, a café, a dressing room and a cloakroom.
The last renovation of the building was carried out between 1991 and 1997 under the direction of Francisco Rodríguez Partearroyo and José Manuel González Valcárcel, who made several additions to the building, including a conference room, exhibition hall, group dressing rooms for up to 324 people, 11 individual dressing rooms, 1,472m2 of rehearsal space and 3,485m2 of workshops and warehouses. The total floor space is currently 65,000m2, providing room for up to 1,750 people.
Patrimonio del Estado
The Teatro Real (Royal Theatre) Foundation
José Manuel González-Valcárcel (1st phase)
Francisco Rodríguez de Partearroyo (2nd phase)
U.T.E. Waagner-Birò Thyssen Boetticher
Studios for engineering and facilities consultants.
Ministry of Culture
(National Institute of Performing Arts and Music)
Seating for 1,746 people, depending on the size of the orchestra.
Apron: 18 X 14 m.
Stage: 1,430 m2.
Flies: 37 m. (h.)
Pit: 24 m.
There are 18 moving platforms
(Four of them incline, and four of them move horizontally)
Two platforms, for trucks and for decorations
Rehearsal rooms: 1,472 m2.
Studies: 382 m2.
11 individual dressing rooms
Group dressing rooms for up to 324 people
Workshops and warehouses: 3,485 m2.
Address and telephones
Plaza de Oriente, s/n; 28013 Madrid
902 24 48 48 (information)
91 516 06 06 (box office)
All the operas have subtitles. Due to reasons related to the production, there is reduced visibility, or no visibility of the subtitles from certain seats. Similarly, during some ballet productions there is limited visibility of the production from the first row of seats.
When this is the case, details are shown on the seating plan, as well as on the tickets. Once the tickets have been bought, the theatre considers that the audience member has received adequate information on the quality of the view from the seats.
Disabled access is available, and there are six seats reserved specially for audience members in wheelchairs. These audience members can access the theatre through the doors on the following streets: calle Felipe V and calle Carlos III.
This room can be accessed via the entrance on calle Felipe V.