Guided Tours

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.
La Visita Joven del Teatro Real es una modalidad de visita guiada especialmente diseñada para centros educativos cuyo objetivo es mostrar la variedad de actividades y especialidades profesionales que tienen lugar en el interior de un teatro de ópera moderno.
 
Se hace un recorrido artístico y técnico por los espacios y departamentos más significativos del Teatro Real: las salas de ensayo de la orquesta y el ballet, los talleres de sastrería y de caracterización, y, por supuesto, el interior de la caja escénica y la sala de espectadores.
 
Las visitas jóvenes se desarrollan de lunes a viernes a las 10:00 horas, momento en el que los distintos departamentos se encuentran en plena actividad, para que los jóvenes visitantes puedan conocer estos singulares espacios y apreciar el trabajo diario del personal del Teatro Real.

Duración: 60 minutos aproximadamente
Precio: 9 € por persona

Grupo mínimo de 12 personas previa reserva en:
Departamento de Visitas Guiadas del Teatro Real
Teléfono: 91 516 06 95
Email: visitasguiadas@teatro-real.com
*Availability of tours and itineraries may vary due to technical and artistic reasons.