CÍRCULO DE BELLAS ARTES
Calle de Alcalá, 42
Tel. 913 60 54 00
Círculo de Bellas Artes
The Círculo de Bellas Artes of Madrid (CBA) is a private, cultural institution founded in 1880 thanks to the efforts of a small group of artists.
It is a multidisciplinary centre, that every day puts on activities to do with visual arts, literature, science, philosophy, film and shows, being one of the most important private cultural centres in Europe. The Nobel Prize winner Jacinto Benavente regularly attended the centre and Picasso attended here painting lessons.
It has exhibition rooms, concert halls, a bookstore, a theatre, a cafeteria, a shop and many other facilities.
Teatro Fernando De Rojas
Since 1926, popular concerts have taken place at the Fernando de Rojas Theatre. Ramón María del Valle-Inclán and his company “El cantaro roto” performed the first play in this room.
However, the current name of the room dates from 1984, when it housed a cycle dedicated to La Celestina. Since then, this space has hosted theatre premieres, concerts, chamber operas and a long series of shows of all kinds. The stalls and the two amphitheatres offer an approximate capacity of five hundred seats.
Salón de Baile
Initially, the 800 sqm Ballroom was attached to the stalls of the Fernando de Rojas Theatre. Spectators could be located both inside the theatre and in this room, provided with tables as a cafe, thus expanding the capacity of the shows to about two thousand people.
Throughout history, the room has performed sundry functions. At present, concerts, fashion shows, dinners, congresses, exhibitions, filming and the traditional CBA Masked Ball are held here.