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The Coliseum Theater, or "Teatro Coliseum" is an iconic fixture on Madrid’s “Broadway Street,” Gran Via. Commissioned at the behest of musician Jacinto Guerrero, the stunning theater is a symphony of design elements. From stained glass and allegorical paintings to light fixtures that pay homage to traditional Spanish instruments, this wonderful theater is an experience in itself. The stunning productions it puts on, of course, only add to its allure.

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About Coliseum Theater

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  • Coliseum Theater is a stunning amphitheater with approximately 1,400 seats split across three sections: an Orchestra level and two elevated Balconies.
  • Seats toward the center of the Orchestra and the first Balcony offer some of the best views in the house.
  • Seats toward the sides and the very back of the theater tend to be less preferred but still offer decent views of the show.
  • The theater is smaller than average, so it tends to have fewer rows, but it makes up for this in height. The seats at the uppermost levels might make seeing the intricate details of some performances difficult.
  • Premium seats offer a more immersive experience with additional features, including cocktails and personal assistance.

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  • Address:  C.Gran Vía, 78, Centro, 28013 Madrid, Spain.
  • Bike: Bikes rented via the BiciMAD bike-share scheme may be docked at Plaza de España.
  • Bus: The closest bus stop to Coliseum Theater is Plaza de España, which is a two-minute walk away from the theater and services 3, 25, 39, 46, 74, 75, 138, 148, 500, and C2 bus routes. Lines 001, 1, 2, 44, 62, 133, C1, C2, N16, N18, N19, N20, and N21 also stop within the vicinity of Coliseum Theater.
  • Metro: The closest metro stop to the theater is Plaza de España, which is a minute away by foot and services the lines L2, L3, and L10. The next closest stop is Santo Domingo, which is about 5 minutes away and services the L2 line.
  • Car: Gran Via is a high-traffic area, so it isn’t too convenient for patrons arriving in their vehicles. We recommend using a taxi and hopping off near the entrance instead. If you choose to drive there, be sure to arrive early to avoid delays. It’s also best to pre-book your parking spot at a nearby garage to avoid the hassle of finding one last minute. Additionally, Madrid sometimes implements restrictions to control traffic at Gran Via, so be sure to check the updated traffic regulations beforehand.
  • Parking: The nearest parking spaces to Coliseum Theater are Parking Saba Plaza Montenses, Onepark, and Garaje REIM, all within 5 minutes of the theater. You could also try booking a spot via apps like APK2, which offer spaces at Gran Vía - Isabel La Católica and Plaza de Oriente. There are plenty more garages within the vicinity of the theater, so even if the ones closest fill up, there are always more options to choose from.
  • Recommended mode of transport: Since the Gran Via is prone to heavy traffic, we recommend the subway as the quickest way to get to your show on time.

Frequently asked questions about Coliseum Theater

How old is the Coliseum Theater in Madrid?

The theater is 92 years old.

When was the Coliseum Theater built?

Musician Jacinto Guerrero commissioned the building in 1931.

What is special about the Coliseum Theater?

The theater’s unique architectural design, a blend of Spanish aesthetics and turn-of-the-decade Art Deco made it a unique fixture on Madrid’s own “Broadway Street,” Gran Via. As such, it earned itself a spot on the city’s list of buildings that are protected due to cultural and historical significance.

What is the address of the Coliseum Theater in Madrid?

C.Gran Vía, 78, Centro, 28013 Madrid, Spain.

How do I reach the Coliseum Theater?

The theater is accessible via car or taxi, bike, bus, and the metro.

What is the seating capacity of Coliseum Theater?

The theater holds approximately 1,400 patrons at a time.

Is the Coliseum Theater accessible to people with special needs?

The theater is equipped with audiovisual aids for patrons with seeing or hearing needs.

What are the best productions the Coliseum Theater has staged?

The theater has staged productions of My Fair Lady, Cats, Beauty and the Beast, Saturday Night Fever, Chicago, and, more recently, Aladdin.

Is Aladdin still playing at the Coliseum Theater in Madrid?

Aladdin opened in 2023 at the theater and continues its successful run in Spanish at the Coliseum.

Is there a dress code for Coliseum Theater in Madrid?

There is no set dress code at this theater. However, it is recommended patrons dress for the occasion anyway. The theater boasts remarkably opulent interiors and emits an old-world charm, so guests might consider that when selecting their outfits.

How much do Coliseum Theater tickets cost?

Ticket prices vary depending on the show, timings, seat locations, season, and more. Tickets for Aladdin at the Coliseum Theater start at $30.

Where should I sit for Aladdin at the Coliseum Theater?

Seats toward the center of the Orchestra and the first Balcony offer some of the best views in the house. The Coliseum is a relatively taller theater, and the higher seats are less favored by patrons since it makes seeing the stage harder. Premium seats offer additional features and services for patrons looking to indulge themselves a bit.

Are there any dining options available near Coliseum Theater?

The centrally-located Coliseum makes it easy to find exactly what you're looking for, whether it be a fine dining experience or a quick bite on your way. Nice to Meet You Restaurant & Lounge offers some of the best views of the city alongside a stellar menu, while Punch Room at The Madrid EDITION is a great place for a few drinks before or after your show. Bar Tapería TapaSpaña offers a casual, authentically Spanish experience, while VEGA Alamo is an affordable option for vegans.

What are some attractions or things to do near Coliseum Theater?

The Coliseum is located near some of Madrid's most beautiful buildings and landmarks. Be sure to stop by the Plaza de España and the Prado Museum. If you're unsure where to start, just walk down Gran Via and absorb the city's beauty and rich culture.