When you visit Madrid, you will discover that the city is as much a theatrical centre as it is a centre of art and culture. Gran Vía, also known as the “Spanish Broadway”, has been home to some of Spain’s most popular musicals for years. If you are looking for the best musicals in Madrid, Genova 5 offers you the most popular musical shows in Madrid that will not disappoint you.

Madrid: the hub of musicals in Spain

The iconic Gran Vía hosts the biggest box-office hits, but some of the neighbouring streets also have new shows with a clear goal: to raise the curtain and flood visitors with their rhythm. In addition to iconic shows such as the already acclaimed Lion King, there are other classics such as Matilda and Mamma Mia! Let’s take a look at some of the musicals in Madrid that await musical theatre lovers.


Mamma Mia!

The Broadway hit Mamma Mia! arrived in Madrid on Friday, October 7 with a new production of the musical at the Teatro Rialto in Gran Vía. The first performance of the show in 20 years is sure to be a hit with fans and newcomers alike, as it features 23 iconic Abba songs, including “Dancing Queen”, “Voulez Vous”, “S.O.S”, “Super Trouper” and much more!

  • Theatre: Teatro Rialto Madrid
  • Dates: from 21-Dec. 2022 to 2-Apr. 2023
  • Duration of the musical: 2 hours and 20 minutes + break.
  • Schedule of the performances: 08:00 p.m., 05:00 p.m., 09:00 p.m., 07:00 p.m., 10:30 p.m.


We Will Rock You, the musical

We Will Rock You is a musical based on the songs of the British band Queen. Since 2002, more than 16 million spectators in 19 countries have been thrilled by this impressive musical production that has also won over Madrid’s demanding audiences.

Enjoy Queen’s greatest hits in the original version at the Gran Teatro CaixaBank Príncipe Pío.


  • Theatre: Gran teatro Caixabank Príncipe Pío
  • Dates: from 23-Dec. 2022 to 26-Feb. 2023 2023
  • Duration of the musical: 2 hours and 30 minutes
  • Schedule of the performances: 06:00 p.m., 09:30 p.m., 08:30 p.m., 08:00 p.m., 08:00 p.m., 10:00 p.m.


Children’s musicals in Madrid

If you have children travelling with you, going to the capital with them and showing them all the wonders that Madrid has to offer is a wonderful idea. Also, if you are accompanied by a child, it is a perfect opportunity to show them the magic of children’s musicals and have a good time with the family. The following is a list of recommended children’s musicals in Madrid.


The Lion King reigns supreme in Madrid’s musicals from the Gran Vía

The Lion King, the biggest musical production ever staged in Spain, captures the imagination of young and old alike. A decade old, this family-friendly experience comes to life thanks to its majestic production: a complete savannah!

This is an experience for the whole family – from beginning to end – that enchants your imagination and takes you to “the black jungle” where “the lion sleeps”.

  • Theatre: Teatro Lope de Vega
  • Dates: from 21-Dec. 2022 to 31-Mar. 2023
  • Duration of the musical: 2 hours and 45 minutes with a break.
  • Schedule of the performances: 08:30 pm, 4:00 pm, 8:00 pm, 6:00 pm, 10:00 pm, 10:30 pm, 9:00 pm.


Matilda, the musical

The production is based on the novel by Roald Dahl, a book that has sold more than 250 million copies and has been adapted into a musical by the Royal Shakespeare Company, which is responsible for bringing this delightful musical suitable for all audiences to the Spanish capital. Children from the age of 4 and up are allowed to enter. This masterful musical is waiting for travellers at the Teatro Nuevo Alcalá.

  • Theatre: Nuevo Teatro Alcalá
  • Dates: from 21-Dec. 2022 to 02-Apr. 2023 2023
  • Duration of the musical: 120 minutes
  • Schedule of the performances: 08:00 p.m., 05:00 p.m., 09:00 p.m., 07:00 p.m.


These are not all the musicals there are, since after New York and London, Madrid is the western city with the largest offering of musicals, but it does boast a good selection of entertainment and leisure options beyond the usual museums and tourist routes. Discover a different Madrid and rest at our flats.