Madrid is gaining recognition as a destination to hear live music. Offering a variety of styles such as flamenco, jazz, rock and pop, you can always find somewhere to dance and listen to live tunes. Here’s some of the best venues in Madrid for concerts.
This intimate theatre/concert venue is perfect for all types of events like flamenco, dance shows, magic shows and of course, concerts. The main room at Galileo Galilei, which is just over 1,000 square meters, has a small stage, plenty of chairs and tables and a bar. The space is also decorated with artwork and photography from local artists.
This nightclub venue is all about jazz. With live music almost daily, El Junco focuses on bringing the best jazz acts, as well as other styles of music, into their dark and cosy venue. There’s also jam sessions, DJ nights and more.
One of Madrid’s biggest venues to hear music (and see sporting events and much more), the WiZink center can host about 15,500 people for concerts. With huge acts playing there like Ed Sheeran, Lady Gaga, Rihanna, Ricky Martin and Metallica, it’s a good job this place is huge.
Cafe La Palma
Cafe La Palma is a cool spot located in the hip Malasaña neighborhood which hosts concerts, open mic nights and art exhibitions. Frequented by students, hipsters and rockers, this spot is perfect if you’re in search of a low-key live music scene. Entrance prices are typically reasonable too, under 10 euros in many cases.
A bar, nightclub and concert hall, La Riviera hosts smaller concerts and shows. You’ll often find appearances by Spanish bands, but also concerts from international artists like Jamie Cullum. The venue also hosts many parties and events and is known for being a top nightlife spot in Madrid.
Another spot in Madrid, this time dedicated to funk, soul and jazz, Sala Clamores showcases plenty of local and international acts. If jazz isn’t your thing, there’s also DJ sessions and of course, a fully-stocked bar.