Experience a genuine flamenco show: Seville small venues

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Are you keen to see a flamenco show? Seville offers a wide variety of relatively small and intimate venues where you may discover your passion for flamenco.

Visiting this city necessarily means experiencing a flamenco show in Seville, a place where tradition and art go hand in hand.

These type of small venues offer a unique opportunity in which you can enjoy a flamenco show in the center of the city, in a select environment and accompanied by the best dancers, guitar players and singers.

Have a look at my list of favorite venues where you can watch the best flamenco in Seville.

And if really have no clue of where to go… Well, this is the best flamenco show in Seville.

Experience a genuine flamenco show: Seville small venues

What is the difference between smaller venues and the tablaos?

The main difference is that you’ll see fewer performers on stage, the shows are often more improvised and they usually last about an hour.

Still, many would consider these smaller places to be a better show. The larger the venue the harder it is to create an intimate atmosphere, but all these venues manage to put on soul touching performances every night. So all of them are places or small theaters where you’ll be very close to the show.

When doing your research, you should always look for authenticity. It’s the only way to avoid tourist traps.

But how can you know what’s genuine and what’s not? Follow these insider tips and you’ll be ready to decide what suits you best.

My personal selection of genuine flamenco shows in Seville

Deciding on which show is best for you can include many factors, including location, services, length of the performance, type of venue… Well, there are several things to consider so it may be hard to make up your mind.

That’s why I have come up with a list that includes my 3 preferred genuine flamenco shows in Seville. And I have also added some practical information to help you choose the one that suits you best.

In the list below, I have obviously included what I consider to be the best flamenco show in Seville as well as 2 other options, in case the first one is sold out.

My preferred option: La Casa de la Memoria

Shows: Every day of the year. On a regular basis the show is at 19:30. On special days, 1st show at 18:00 and 2nd show at 21:00.

Tickets: Only the show, no food or drinks are included (available online)

La Casa de la Memoria is one of the most beautiful places where you can attend a flamenco art show. The location is within the former carriage house of one of Seville’s most well known monuments: the Palacio de Lebrija.

The flamenco show takes place in a unique, intimate room not far away from the central patio, very typical of Sevillian traditional houses (e.g. Casa de Pilatos, Palacio de Lebrija). The performance features singing, dancing and guitar playing by a rotation of some of the best flamenco artists from Seville.

The place is relatively small so I recommend you to book in advance.

Book your flamenco show at La Casa de la Memoria in Seville »

Museo del Baile Flamenco

Shows: Every day of the year. 1st show at 17:00, 2nd show at 19:00, and 3rd show at 20:45.

Tickets: Show or show + museum ticket (available online)

The Museo del Baile Flamenco was founded by one of the most famous Spanish bailaoras, Cristina Hoyos. She has been dancing since she was 12 years old and started her own dancing company in 1989. Cristina is probably the most awarded flamenco dancer.

Visiting the museum is a great experience because it will give you an idea of what flamenco is, know more about its origin and learn its different styles. On top of it, the museum organizes an espectáculo flamenco every day of the year. The show lasts one hour approximately and the list of artists is very long so you can see a different group performing every day.

Book your flamenco show at Museo del Baile Flamenco in Seville »

Tablao Álvarez Quintero

Shows: Every day of the year. 1st show from 19:00 to 20:00, 2nd show from 20:30 to 21:30.

Tickets: Only the show, no food or drinks are included (available online)

Don’t be confused by its name – this is not a traditional tablao, but a cultural space where you can enjoy an intimate espectáculo flamenco.

It’s located in the basement of a traditional Sevillian house, dating from the 19th century. There are approximately 90 folding chairs where you can seat so it’s a very small and cozy venue.

The stage is not really big so there are generally 3 to 5 people performing: a singer, a dancer and a guitar player. It’s something very different from what you can see in other tablaos considerably bigger.

However, it doesn’t mean that the quality of the show will not fulfill your expectations. This is a family run business and the owners have been involved with flamenco art in Seville for many years.

Book your flamenco show at Tablao Álvarez Quintero in Seville »

Map of flamenco shows in Seville

Apart from the list that I just shared with you, you can go to many other venues in Seville and enjoy a nice flamenco show.

Here you have a map where you can locate them.

This article is part of a complete tutorial about flamenco in Seville where you can read all the information you need to enjoy this typical Andalusian folklore.

Here is a complete summary of all the guide:

1. What is flamenco?
2. Where to see flamenco in Seville?
3. The best flamenco show in Seville
4. Flamenco tablaos in Seville
5. Small flamenco venues in Seville
6. Flamenco bars in Seville
7. 6 tips to enjoy flamenco dancing in Seville
8. Where to take flamenco classes in Seville
9. Flamenco history and origins
10. Understanding flamenco singing (cante)
11. Understanding flamenco dance (baile)
12. Understanding flamenco guitar (toque)
13. The different flamenco styles
14. A flamenco glossary

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