Philippe Starck


“Ramshackle and decadent” is how the theatre was defined for the first time in 1871. The years roll by and we continue to make quite an impression. A rarity back then, a soulful experience today.

This is who we are, uncommon and unexpected. Here, forget everything you thought you knew. This is a place to discover that differences are a mirage, and that the surreal is more real than life itself.

A place in which the Theatre is not a theatre, where night is not sombre, where flavour is more than food and where art is not a dance, but an attitude.

A sensory experience to make your skin tingle

We create experiences that awaken the five senses and liberate all of your subtleties in a surprising, thrilling and authentic way, with vibrant nights, incredible shows, the finest talent, excellent cuisine and great company.

A theatre
that changes

I’ve had several names, but I’ve been in the same place for the last 150 years. We’ve been described as psychotic for doing things that no one else did. Perhaps that’s because we became a symbol of freedom. Perhaps it’s because they say a ghost lives within our walls. Or it could be because we were the birthplace of Lorca, one of the 20th century’s most influential writers, and he started here, he wrote for us.

We have been the soul of a café, a variety hall, a theatre, a concert hall, a party venue, a television set, the heart of Madrid’s nightlife, we were JOY’s surname, we were the centre of attention And today we are at the centre of the capital’s best experiences, so keep all eyes on us when you come through our door.

With soul
by Philippe Starck.

Like us, a restless mind, sometimes misunderstood, full of contrasts and nuances, of earth and gold, of light and night, from the most traditional to the most surprising. That’s why we liked him so much.

Philippe Starck is responsible for giving our Teatro Eslava a new soul, for impregnating every corner with his unmistakable surreal and timeless style, a blend of our authentic roots and the sophistication of an unforgettable experience.

Starck is a French architect who first started working in the 1980s, famed for his monumental works and his design and interior design projects, receiving over 12 major awards throughout his professional career, including the Adex Gold Award, the German Ranking Design Award, and the Lifetime Achievement Award from Frame Magazine. He has created unique experiences worldwide, such as La Main Bleue and Les Bains-Douches in Paris, and L’Avenue at Saks in New York.

A new experience that will turn the Teatro Eslava into a space that combines tradition and the purest surrealist, authentic style that goes back to its roots, creating an elegant and enjoyable atmosphere that conveys the humility of our origins and the greatness of our present. A visual and sensory experience that envelops us in everything we do, writes a story to be told and encapsulates all our memories.

Sophisticated surprising rebellious creative

Passion for the

Meticulous and exquisite in form and substance. We work to ensure that every moment is carefully measured, prepared and cared for. We love excellence and strive towards it every day. We believe that the difference is found in the little details, in things that nobody sees but everyone notices.

A maverick

It is in our blood, it is part of our DNA. We are strength, feeling, courage and emotion as a way of understanding life We can transmit energy, inspiration and determination to those around us. We only understand one way of doing things, spontaneously, cheerfully, with spirit and authenticity. With soul.

We live in

Light and salt, dance and calm, art and avant-garde. We are a blend of sensations, the unexpected of what you expect, the best of always with the best of today. We like unique and unforgettable experiences. We are unexpected, surprising, a box of experiences to be discovered.

Always in

We are constantly evolving, with one foot between yesterday, today and tomorrow. We evolve to reinvent ourselves and always have our way of doing things, co-creating and collaborating with those around us. We are always looking for a new point of view, always curious, ingenious and creative to find paths that are not obvious.

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