The Teatro Real or Royal Theatre is located in Madrid, Spain, and is one of the top opera houses in Europe due to its modern facilities and unrivalled acoustics. The building was started by Ferdinand VII in 1817 on the site of an old theatre, and work was completed in 1850 under Custodio Moreno.
The building has an irregular hexagonal floor plan. It underwent a period of great splendour until it was closed in the early 20th century due to its poor state of repair. It was then restored and re-opened in 1966 as a concert hall, until it underwent further refurbishments before finally opening again in 1997. The venue seats 1,745 people. Inside, highlights include the foyer, stage and the huge Central chandelier that hangs above the stalls.
Origin: 19th century
Artistic period: Neo-classical
Historic period: 19th century
Prices: General: €5 Retired persons: €3 Students: €3 Admission free:
Children under 7 years
The prices and opening times refer to a visit to the monument.
Useful information: From Monday to Friday
From 10:30 AM to 1:00 PM Public holidays and Weekend
From 11:00 AM to 1:30 PM