As the Royal Opera House if Madrid Teatro Real is considered the leading institution for the performing arts in Spain. In recent years it has received numerous awards, including recognition as the best opera house by the International Opera Awards.
Its programming strives for excellence, taking care of both the traditional and contemporary repertoire, incorporating music from 20th century and the latest avant-garde, with the firm conviction of offering audiences a place to discover the best artists and creators of the moment. Teatro Real also pays special attention to the dissemination of opera among the young audiences, sustainability, and constant technological innovation in its production, performing and dissemination processes.
Teatro Real is a public foundation with significant participation of society in its governing bodies and funding. It is chaired by the King and Queen of Spain and has the Ministry of Culture and Sport and the Community of Madrid as founding Public Administrations.
Its main challenges for the upcoming years are to expand its digitalization, optimize resources, build loyalty and attract new audiences, training and education, inclusivity, accessibility, internationalization, and sustainability.