New Apolo Theater has had a strong connection with the arts & culture of Madrid throughout its history. Initially well-known for elaborate zarzuela performances hosted in the city center, it continues to welcome patrons with major productions today. It was called Teatro del Progreso, named after the plaza, in its initial years until it came to be known as the New Apolo Theater in 1987. With almost 100 years under its belt, the venue has delighted customers with comedy, drama, musicals, magic, and more.

1100 Seats

Wheelchair Accessible

Accessible Toilets



Air Conditioning



About Apolo Theater

Seating plan
Popular productions
  • The theater space seats approximately 1100 patrons.
  • Seating is divided into three sections - a ground-level Orchestra, a Mezzanine at the first level, boxes on the side, and an Amphitheater at the highest level.
  • Most patrons prefer the Orchestra for the direct access it offers to the stage, however, the Mezzanine is a great option on a budget, providing a panoramic view of the performance.
  • The boxes allow an uninterrupted view from the side, with the added benefit of privacy.
  • Although the amphitheater seating is quite high, with an angled view of the stage, the floor plan allows a decent sightline from nearly every seat.

Know before you go

Getting there
Tips & guidelines
Nearby restaurants
  • Address: Pl. de Tirso de Molina, 1, Centro, 28012 Madrid, Spain
  • Bus: Patrons can use the 32, 002, 6, 26, 50, 65, and M1 buses to drop off at stations near the theater.
  • Metro: The Tirso de Molina, Antón Martín, and Sol stations connect the venue to other parts of the city through the L1, L2, and L3 lines.
  • Bike: Owing to the central location, several public bike docking stations are available at walking distance from the theater.
  • Train: Patrons can also get to the Sol station by train, which is serviced by C3 and C4 lines. 
  • Recommended route: The metro offers the cheapest route to the theater with no disruptions.

Frequently asked questions about New Apolo Theater

How old is the New Apolo Theater?

The New Apolo Theater has been fully functional for 92 years, since 1932.

Where is the New Apolo Theater?

The New Apolo Theater is at Tirso de Molina Square in Madrid.

What is the seating capacity of the New Apolo Theater?

The theater floor seats approximately 1100 patrons across 4 sections.

Is there a dress code for the New Apolo Theater?

No, patrons can choose to wear comfortable or dressy attires as per the weather and occasion.

Do I need to bring printed tickets to the venue?

Patrons can get admission by showing tickets on their mobile phones or electronic devices. Please avoid printing any information or tickets when arriving at the theater.

Are photos allowed in the New Apolo Theater?

No, Patrons can use recording devices before and after the show but photography and videography are not permitted during performances.

Is there any age limit?

The recommended age for bringing children is over 6 years, however, any children below 4 years of age are not allowed inside the premises out of respect for other patrons.

Are there any limited visibility seats?

The design of the theater ensures all seats have uninterrupted sightlines, however, amphitheater seats are generally priced at the lower end due to the angled view.