Teatros a un paseo de distancia
One of the advantages of the privileged location of our hotel by the Puerta del Sol is the proximity to a large number of theatres, both close to the Gran Vía and to the bohemian district of Las Letras.
The theatres in the city centre are gems in themselves, historical and architectonic gems. Most of them are from the late 19th or early 20th century and they offer unique spaces with the common denominator of chandeliers and red armchairs.
Below we offer a list with some of the theatres that are within a 15-minute-walk radius from our hotel:
Teatro Muñoz Seca (Plaza del Carmen, 1). A cosy and small theatre that stages mainly comedy and flamenco shows. It is located next to our hotel, on the same square. It is currently showing And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie.
Teatro Príncipe Gran Vía (Tres Cruces, 8). It is located in the same place where the old COrral de Comedias de la Cruz was, what used to be the stage for the plays of Lope de Vega, Tirso de Molina and Calderón de la Barca. It is dedicated almost exclusively to comedy plays.
Teatro Lara (Corredera Baja de San Pablo, 15), also known as “La Bombonera”. Inaugurated in 1880, plays such as Los intereses creados by Jacinto Benavente (1907) and El amor brujo by Manuel de Falla (1915) were premiered here.
Teatro Alfil (Pez, 10). Comedies, musicals and family shows in a space with armchairs, first rows with tables and a bar.
Teatro Compac Gran Vía (Gran Vía, 66). Currently a stage for ballet, flamenco and comedy shows, this theatre used to be one of the greats of the Gran Vía, with over 1,000 seats. This season it will see great artists on its stage such as Sara Baras and Raphael; and comedians such as El Tricicle, Berto Romero and Carlos Latre.
Teatro Español (Príncipe, 25). The origins of the Teatro Español, previously known as Teatro del Príncipe, go back to the 16th century, when it used to be an open stage for comedy shows. Today it stages theatre plays, musical performances and exhibitions.
Teatro Infanta Isabel (Barquillo, 24). Comedy, classic plays and concerts in an intimate theatre from 1907, which includes red armchairs and chandeliers.
Teatro Rialto (Gran Vía, 54). A large theatre that can hold up to 1,200 spectators, with its architecture inspired in classic 1930s New York stages such as the Roxy and the Paramount. It currently shows the musical Grease en concierto until December 7th, an adaptation of the famous Hollywood film.
Teatro Lope de Vega (Gran Vía, 57). Inaugurated in 1949, it currently stages the globally acclaimed musical The Lion King, after having been the stage for other great productions of the last decade such as Les Misérables and Beauty and the Beast.
Teatro Reina Victoria (Carrera de San Jerónimo, 20). Comedies and classic plays in a traditional theatre with two levels, decorated with white galleries and red armchairs.
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