Among the proud pioneers of Madrid’s performance arts culture, the Alcalá Theater, in the center of Madrid’s Salamanca district, has been hosting patrons since 1927. During its early years, it was well-known for hosting zarzuela and some of the most prominent flamenco figures. The 1975 opening of Jesus Christ Superstar at the venue exposed it to international acclaim, owing to the controversies surrounding the production. After nearly fourteen years of silence since 1995, the theater space was revived in 2001 by Alejandro Romay, whose legacy is continued by his family. The rooms inside the space are named after renowned artists to honor their legacy in the theater industry, including the Maria Guerrero Room and the Manuel de Falla rehearsal room.

1200 Seats

Wheelchair Accessible

Accessible Toilets

Ramp

Lift

Air Conditioning

Cloakroom

Restaurant

About New Alcalá Theater

Seating plan
History
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Popular productions
  • The theater has two classic Italian-style rooms, with a capacity of 1200 and 246 respectively.
  • Lola Membrives Room, named after the renowned Argentinean actress, seats 1200 patrons segregated into a massive Orchestra floor, a raised row of boxes, and a higher Amphitheater. 
  • Central Orchestra seats are the prime spot, offering a direct view of the stage.
  • While the boxes offer a decent, raised sightline, the Amphitheater seats are furthest from the stage with an angled view of the performance.
  • Owing to the excellent design, there are practically no bad seats in the house.

Know before you go

Getting there
Facilities
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  • Address: C. de Jorge Juan, 62, Salamanca, 28009 Madrid, Spain
  • Bus: Get off at Philip II stops at walking distance from the venue, serviced by EMT buses - 29, 52, 15, 152, 146, and L2.
  • Metro: Lines L2, L4, and L9 have stoppages at nearby stations, the closest stations, Prince of Vergara & Goya, are meters away from the venue.
  • Bike: Owing to the central location, the venue is easily accessible through shared bikes available at docking stations Felipe II Square and Alcala, close to the theater.
  • Recommended route: Bus and Metro are both convenient options to get to the theater.

Frequently asked questions about New Alcalá Theater

How old is the New Alcalá Theater?

The refurbished theater building opened in 2001, however, the space has been in service for almost 100 years.

When was the theater built?

The New Alcalá Theater was constructed in 1927 and later renovated, after a short break, in 2001.

What is the address of this theater?

The theater is located on 62, Jorge Juan Street, in the Salamanca district of Madrid.

What is the seating capacity of the New Alcalá Theater?

The main room of the theater seats 1200 patrons while the smaller room 2 seats 246.

How do I reach the New Alcalá Theater?

Bus and Metro are both convenient options to get to the theater. If you're staying close to the venue, you can also use the public bike rentals to reach the venue.

Is there a dress code for this theater?

No, although many patrons choose to dress formally for the occasion, smart, comfortable clothing is equally appreciated.

Are photos allowed inside the theater?

No, patrons are requested to turn off all electronic devices for the duration of the performance.

Is there any age limit?

Different shows playing at the theater may have specified age limits, however, the venue allows ticketholders of any age to enter the theater.