One of the most prominent establishments of its kind, the Calderón Theater is named after Spanish poet & playwright Calderón de la Barca. Located in the heart of Madrid, it enjoys good company and is close to the Puerta de Sol and Plaza Mayor. It has been a lyrical stage for almost its entire history, presenting some of the city’s best productions. The historical building was recently renovated and reopened to the public in 2015 after a year of renovations. The new and improved space now welcomes prestigious companies across the globe to perform & entertain audiences. 

1000 Seats

Wheelchair Accessible

Accessible Toilets



Air Conditioning



About Calderón Theater

Seating plan
Popular productions
  • The main room seating is rectangular. It surrounds the stage and comfortably seats over 1,000 patrons.
  • Arrangement—The seats are divided into stalls, boxes, and two amphitheaters. The stalls are at the lowest level, with boxes and amphitheater seats on two floors around the stage.
  • Best View - The stalls offer the best, unobstructed view of the stage. You could also opt for the amphitheater seats on the 1st floor for a decent sightline at a reduced price.
  • The theater also houses a high-ceilinged circular Hall, decorated with beautiful stained, and a spacious Rehearsal Room.

Know before you go

Getting there
Tips & guidelines
Nearby restaurants
  • Address: C. de Atocha, 18, Centro, 28012 Madrid, Spain
  • Bus: Benavente is the closest bus stop to the venue, serviced by the 6, 26, 32, 65, N26, M1, M2, and M3 lines. 
  • Metro: Nearby stations include Antón Martín, Sol, and Tirso de Molina, accessible through the L1, L2, and L3 lines. The venue's central location ensures that it is connected to nearly every part of the city.
  • Biking and walking: If you’re around the central Madrid area, you can take a bike or a short walk to the venue. Several shared bike stations around the venue are easily accessible through the Bicimad website or app.
  • Recommended route: The easiest and most reliable method to get to the theater is by bus, arriving at short intervals from around the city.

Frequently asked questions about Calderón Theater

How old is the Calderón Theater?

The theater has been running since 1917, for more than 100 years.

When was the Calderón Theater built?

Architect Eduardo Sánchez helped construct the theater from 1915 to 1917.

Where is the Calderón Theater?

The Calderón Theater is in the center of Madrid, at C. de Atocha, 18, Centro, 28012 Madrid, Spain.

How many seats does the Calderón Theater have?

The main theater hall can seat more than 1,000 patrons at one time.

Who owns the Calderón Theater?

Since 2015, SOM Produce has been managing the renovated theater.