Guided Tours

In August, only General Tours will be available
The Teatro Real is a unique building in the heart of Madrid with a stunning interior that was previously unseen by the general public, and which you can now discover for yourself. There are two new possible tours- a technical tour and an art tour- in which you will have the chance to step onto the stage, see the rehearsal rooms, access the Royal Box and visit the luxurious dressing rooms. Would you like to take a look around inside?
Based on the history of the Theatre, from when it opened for the first time in 1850, to the refurbishment and reopening in 1997. The general tour delves into the architectural aspects of the building, the design of the public spaces, how an opera house works, and all of the interesting details within.
The daily tours are in Spanish, but they can also be conducted in English, French or German on request. To arrange visits for these languages, or to contact specialist guides for school groups, senior citizens, or groups of visitors with disabilities, please contact us in advance via email at visitasguiadas@teatro-real.com

Opening hours: from Monday to Sunday, every half an hour from 10.30am to 1pm.
Duration: between 50 minutes and 1 hour.
To buy tickets: Theatre box offices on the day of your visit. Tickets go on sale from 9.15am.
For group bookings and further information: Price:
  • Normal price: €8.
  • Discounted price: €6 (visitors over 65 years old and under 26, and large families)
  • Children under 7 can visit for free
  • When the full tour cannot be offered due to technical or artistic reasons, a reduced tour will be offered, with a general price of €6 for visitors over 7 years old.
*Availability of tours and itineraries may vary due to technical and artistic reasons.
The tour is based on the artistic aspects of creating an opera. This includes rehearsals (for individuals and groups), the roles of different the wardrobe and set design departments (both before and during the performance), how the entrance to the stage is designed, the role of the stage manager, what the dressing rooms are like inside, etc. Extra information will be provided on the production currently showing (costumes, performers, etc.) and on the next production, including a visit to the stage rehearsal room.

Opening hours: from Monday to Sunday, at 9.30am
Duration: 1 hour and 15 minutes
To buy tickets: Theatre box offices on the day of your visit. Tickets go on sale from 9.15am
For group bookings and further information: Price:
  • Normal price: €12
  • Discounted price: €10 (visitors over 65 years old and under 26, and large families)
  • Children under 7 can visit for free
  • When the full tour cannot be offered due to technical or artistic reasons, a reduced tour will be offered, with a general price of €10 for visitors over 7 years old.
*Availability of tours and itineraries may vary due to technical and artistic reasons.
The tour is based on the technical aspects of the Teatro Real, such as the moving platforms and poles, building the sets and decoration, the process of preparing an opera set (setting it up and taking it down), setting up the acoustical shell, and so on. The tour also explains, from a technical point of view, how the set for the current production was assembled, and how the next production is being prepared for on floor -6.

Opening hours: from Monday to Sunday, at 10am
Duration: 1 hour and 15 minutes
To buy tickets: Theatre box offices on the day of your visit. Tickets go on sale from 9.15am
For group bookings and further information: Price:
  • Normal price: €16.
  • Discounted price: €14 (visitors over 65 years old and under 26, and large families)
  • Minimum age: 10 years old
  • When the full tour cannot be offered due to technical or artistic reasons, a reduced tour will be offered, with a general price of €14.
*Availability of tours and itineraries may vary due to technical and artistic reasons.
The Teatro Real offers the new possibility of a unique experience. A nighttour of the theatre for those who are want to discover what happens after the curtain falls.
This way the public will have the opportunity to visit the backstage at the end of the show, and to tour the technical areas which have had the most activity during the performance. You may also visit the dressing rooms used by the artists just before going out on stage.
The tour includes a welcome drink and a sweet at the beginning, and an extensive tour around the building visiting exclusive areas such as the workshops, dressing rooms, rehearsal rooms, the stage and the fly facilities.
 
A total of an hour of experiences which allows the public to get to know theatrical and opera activity.
 
Schedule: after the performance
Ticket purchase: at Teatro Real Box Office or calling 902 24 48 48
Duration: 60min
Price: 30€

Next night visits: 
  • The Golden Cockerel: 28 May; 4 June (TBC)
  • Madama Butterfly: 27 June (TBC); 12, 15 (TBC) and 19 July (TBC)

More information:
Important
  • Tours for the general public. Occasionally the tour will be exclusively for assistants to the performance. Check dates at the BOX OFFICE.
  • We cannot proceed with the visit with less than 5 people in the group.
  • We will ask for an email account and a telephone number in order to let you know if your visit is cancelled.
  • There will be no available visits on the last performance of each show for security and technical reasons.
*Availability of tours and itineraries may vary due to technical and artistic reasons.
The Young Persons tour of the Teatro Real has been designed specifically for centers of education to acquaint students with the many activities and different professional departments which converge inside a modern opera house.
 
The tour emphasizes both the artistic and technical aspects of the theatre. It takes the students backstage and through the most important areas of the Teatro Real: the rehearsal rooms for the orchestra and ballet, the wardrobe and and make up departments, the scene dock, stage, proscenium and the main auditorium.
 
The tours take place Monday to Friday at 10 a.m, this is the time when the theatre is bustling with all kinds of activity. So young visitors really get a feel for what goes on at the Teatro Real on a day to day basis.
Duration of the tour: about 60 minutes Price: 9 euros
 
There must be a minimum of 12 in the group. To book please contact:
Departamento de Visitas Guiadas del Teatro Real
Telephone: 91 516 06 95
Email: visitasguiadas@teatro-real.com
*Availability of tours and itineraries may vary due to technical and artistic reasons.