The Lope de Vega Theater, a stunning testament to Spanish cultural arts, occupies a prestigious spot on Madrid’s “Broadway Street,” the Gran Via. The street would, over time, become a shadow of its once-bustling commercial hub lined with theaters and cinema halls, but the esteemed Lope de Vega stood through it all. The theater opened in 1946 with the magical voice of Concha Piquer bringing the establishment to life, and it continues to host some of the most ambitious theatrical productions ever staged. The Gran Via would also revive over time, cementing itself as an irreplaceable part of the Madrid circuit.

1456 Seats

Wheelchair Accessible

Accessible Toilets

Assistive Listening System

Guide Dogs



Air Conditioning

Dedicated Parking



About Lope de Vega Theater

Seating plan
Popular productions
  • The Lope de Vega Theater has 1,456 seats spread across three levels: an Orchestra level, and two Balcony levels.
  • The Orchestra level is positioned right before the stage giving guests a more intimate view of the performance. Elevated boxes on the sides and in the center provide better visibility.
  • The amphitheater seats in the Balcony levels allow guests a spectacular view of the productions in their full glory. Tiered seating ensures you won’t miss out if you happen to be seated behind someone much taller than you.
  • Gold and Silver Armchair experiences offer some of the best seats in the house in addition to skip-the-line access, backstage passes, cocktails during the intermission, in-store discounts, 4-hour parking, and more.
  • Each level has its own designated area for refreshments, commonly used for receptions, cocktail parties, and other events.
  • Given this theater's smaller, more intimate nature, it's hard to find yourself in a bad seat. However, the elevated seats in the center of the theater offer a rounded audiovisual experience.

Know before you go

Getting there
Tips & guidelines
Nearby restaurants
  • Address:  C.Gran Vía, 57, 28013 Madrid, Spain.
  • Subway: The theater is closest to the Santo Domingo subway station, which is a 1 minute walk away and services the L2 line. The next closest stops are Callao (L3, L5) and Plaza de España (L2, L3, L10), both within 5 minutes from the theater. The L2 is the recommended line to take since it offers a direct route.
  • Bus: You can reach the Lope de Vega Theater via the bus lines 001, 1, 2, 3, 25, 39, 44, 46, 74, 75, 133, 138, 146, 147, 148, C1, C2, N16, N18, N19, N20, and N21.
  • Bike: Madrid’s “BiciMAD” is a bike-share scheme that allows you to rent bikes in the city on 1, 3, and 5-day passes via an app. Docking stations for the bikes closest to the theater are the Plaza de Santo Domingo and the Plaza de España.
  • Car: The Gran Via is a high-traffic area with occasional restrictions in place. We recommend arriving early to avoid traffic or using public transportation instead. If you arrive by taxi, you may hop off near the entrance. If you are using your vehicle, we recommend arriving early and using one of the nearby car parks. Guests are advised to check any active regulations in the area before traveling to avoid fines.
  • Parking: The Theater offers 4-hour parking to guests who book Gold and Silver tickets at the Los Mostenses Market just around the corner. For other guests, there are multiple 24-hour paid parking spaces within a few minutes of the Lope de Vega Theater. The closest is the APK2 Isabel La Católica - Gran Via Car Park, which is only a minute away from the theater on foot. These spaces include options for guests with reduced mobility as well as chargers for electric cars. It is recommended that you book a space ahead of time to avoid delays. Your space will be guaranteed for the duration listed on your pre-booked parking space ticket.
  • Recommended mode of transport: We recommend public transport for a cost-efficient and quick way to get to the theater and avoid the hassle of fines.

Frequently asked questions about Lope de Vega Theater

How old is the Lope de Vega Theater?

77 years old.

Where is the Lope de Vega Theater in Madrid?

The Lope de Vega is located on Calle Gran Vía, 57, between San Bernardo Street and Isabella Street, Madrid, Spain.

Where is the Lope de Vega Theater located in Madrid?

The theater is located as C. Gran Vía, 57, Centro, 28013 Madrid, Spain.

How do I get to the Lope de Vega Theater?

The theater is easily accessible via all forms of transport, including bikes, cars, buses, and metro trains.

What is the seating capacity of the Lope de Vega Theater?

The Lope de Vega Theater has 1,456 seats across three levels. The Orchestra level is directly in front of the stage, while the two Balcony levels are elevated.

Is the Lope de Vega Theater accessible to people with special needs?

Yes, the Lope de Vega Theater provides wheelchair-accessible and designated seating, adapted washrooms, and assistive listening devices for its patrons with special needs.

Are theater shows at Lope de Vega in Madrid in English?

The shows staged at the Lope de Vega are in Spanish.

What are the best Lope de Vega productions to watch?

As the Spanish equivalent to Broadway, the Gran Via has staged productions of some of the greatest shows of our time, including Beauty and the Beast, Phantom of the Opera, Mamma Mia!, Jesus Christ Superstar, Les Misérables, and so many more. It is most widely known for its production of El Rey León (The Lion King).

What street can you watch The Lion King in Madrid?

The Lion King is currently playing on Gran Via in Madrid. It opened in 2011, and has run continuously for over 4,000 performances.

What can I wear to the Lope de Vega Theater?

There is no dress code for the Lope de Vega in Madrid. Guests are encouraged to dress comfortably.

How much do Lope de Vega Theater tickets cost?

Prices vary depending on the show, timings, seating, season, and more. Tickets for The Lion King at the Lope de Vega theater begin at $29.60.

Where should I sit for The Lion King at Lope de Vega?

As a smaller, more intimate theater, the Lope de Vega rarely offers a bad seat. Nonetheless, patrons find the Orchestra gives the most immersive experience, the elevated boxes provide some of the best visibility, and the tiered amphitheater seats offer the clearest sight lines. For the most rounded experience, elevated seats in the center of the theater tend to be the best, If you'd like to upgrade your experience, premium seats provide special add-on features and services, invluding backstage access, cocktails, parking, and more.

Are there any dining options available near Lope de Vega Theater?

The theater is located in a cultural hub of the city. It offers snacks and refreshments in-house, but you could also step outside for a quick snack or a full meal. Zenith Brunch & Cocktails is Madrid’s number 1 destination for all-day brunch, including vegan-friendly options. Steakburger Preciados and Steakburger Gran Via 55 offer scrumptious meaty delights for those on the other end of the spectrum. If you're in the mood for something specific, you could try restaurants like Ramen Shifu that offer single-cuisine menus. If you'd like something more rounded, try a multi-cuisine space like La Sirena Verda.

What are some attractions or things to do near Lope de Vega Theater?

The theater is located near several historical and cultural landmarks. Be sure to stop by one of many Plazas, such as Plaza de España or Plaza Mayor and landmarks like the Royal Palace of Madrid. If you're someone who prefers to immerse themselves in the city's hustle and bustle, visit local bookstores like Otaku Center or one of many pubs, bars, or discos in the vicinity.