Teatros del Canal

General Information

The Teatros del Canal are housed in a modern, 35,000² metre building with three separate theatre spaces open to the public (the Sala Roja, the Sala Verde and the Sala Negra) and the Centro Danza Canal.

The programme offers the most diverse range of genres and art forms, encompassing theatre, dance, music, opera, flamenco and circus performances. The Teatros del Canal complex also regularly hosts festivals organised by the Regional Government of the Community of Madrid, such as the Autumn to Spring Festival, Madrid en Danza, Teatralia, Suma Flamenca and Arte Sacro.

Download the PDF of the 2022-2023 Teatros del Canal programme


Madrid is the Spanish city with the most theatres and a centre of the entertainment industry. However, there are few spaces as modern and technologically equipped to host anything from the simplest sets to the most complex artistic productions. With the aim of satisfying the need for an elite space in a city of growing importance in Europe, the Regional Government of Madrid undertook the project to build the Teatros del Canal.

The building was awarded the Bienal Española Architecture Prize by the Ministry of Public Works. The jury highlighted how the building conjugates “architectural and urban excellence, cultural content and poetics of space.”

The work is a clear example of the integration of an innovative public building.

This modern building in the Chamberí neighbourhood, standing at the corner of Calle Cea Bermúdez and Calle Bravo Murillo, is the work of architect Juan Navarro Baldeweg. It was officially inaugurated on 20 February 2009. All spaces are equipped with the best modern technology, which allows for great flexibility in adapting to any stage proposal. The Teatros del Canal is one of the leading venues in the world for the scenic arts.

From the very outset, one of the objectives of this artistic complex was to offer the public “an enormous variety of styles and contents with just one common requirement: the technical and artistic quality of the productions shown.”