The Círculo de Bellas Artes (CBA) is a private, nonprofit cultural institution. Ever since it was founded in 1880 by a small group of artists, it has played a major role of international scope in the field of cultural creation and diffusion. The Nobel Prize-winning dramatist Jacinto Benavente frequently visited the center and Picasso attended painting classes there.
The Circulo de Bellas Artes is a major multidisciplinary center with one of the most active cultural programs in Madrid and Europe. It has several exhibition rooms, a cinema, a theatre, concert halls, lecture halls, a library, a cafeteria and a shop, among other facilities. Every day the center develops a number of activities ranging from fine arts to science, through literature.
Since 1926, popular concerts took place in the theatre.
The first play in this room was represented by Ramón María del Valle Inclán and his company “El Cántaro Roto”. However, the current name of the room dates back to 1984. The year in which it housed a series dedicated to the “Celestina”. Since then, this space has received premieres of theatre, concerts, operas and all kinds of shows.
Initially the ballroom (800 2m) was joined to the theatre. The spectators could seat either inside the theatre or outside in the ballroom, in small coffee style tables, increasing the capacity of spectators in the room up to 2000 people.
Throughout the history the room has served for diverse functions. Nowdays, many different activities are taking place, such as: concerts, fashion shows, congresses, dinners, exhibits, filming shoots and the traditional CBA dance of masks.
The Gala Dinner will be held on November 23th at 8:30 pm at the Casino de Madrid. Alcalá, 15, 28022 Madrid (Spain)
This dinner is not included in the registration fee. Places are limited. Kindly check at the Secretariat for availability.
Dark suit and cocktail dress are required for the Gala Dinner. Be sure to take your Gala Dinner Ticket with you.