Guided tours for students and young people

Students can visit parts of the theatre which have never been seen before by the general public. The elegant salons on the second floor, the different rehearsal rooms, the spacious dressing rooms and the Royal Box are some of the areas to be seen during two different types of tour of the Teatro Real. The General Tour focuses on the architecture and history of the building. On the Young Tour, students see the various departments of the theatre and learn about backstage technolgy and artistic aspects of the Teatro Real. 
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

Opening hours: from Monday to Sunday, every half an hour from 10.30am to 1pm.
Duration: between 50 minutes and 1 hour.

For group bookings and further information: Price:
  • Price for schools: €5.
The Young Tour of the Teatro Real for centres of education has been specifically designed 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 sides 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 make up departments, the main auditorioum, and the complicated backstage technology of the scene dock, stage and proscenium.
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 students 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