Flamenco shows in Seville are on offer all over the city. Most guidebooks warn against visiting the touristy “shows” or tablaos on the grounds that they’re not genuine. Personally we think these places offer a good night out and we’ve had no complaints from Spanish Fiestas customers.
There are different ways to enjoy flamenco in Seville ranging from popular tourist shows with dinner to more informal affairs in flamenco bars. Below we’ve listed some of the better known venues first then we’ve added a few of the less formal options. If you’d like to enjoy an evening of entertainment seated at a table possibly with dinner or at least a few drinks then the first four tablaos are the ones to consider. If on the other hand you’d prefer to just get a taste for what flamenco is about then consider the other venues.
El Tablao Flamenco Los Gallos
Address: Plaza de Santa Cruz, 11
Tel: 95 421 69 81
This tablao has a professional cast and is the nearest you’ll get to the real thing. There are two shows, the first from 8pm to 10pm and the second from 10.30pm to 12.30am. It’s a nice idea to go for tapas first in Barrio Santa Cruz then go to the show. Check their website to confirm the latest prices.
El Tablao Flamenco el Arenal
Address: Rodo, 7
Tel: 95 421 64 92
Located near the bullring and offering a great evening of entertainment with the option of dinner. There are two shows, the first at 9pm and the second at 11pm. You can just watch the performance with a drink or enjoy dinner during the show. Check their website for times and latest prices.
El Tablao Flamenco Patio Sevillano
Address: Paseo Colon, 11
Patio Sevillano is one of the most popular tablaos. Located on Paseo Colon just along from the bullring before the Triana bridge this flamenco hall offers a fine evening’s entertainment with the option of dinner during the performance. Check their website for times and latest prices.
You’ll begin this special evening with a coach tour of some of the city’s main sights and illuminated fountains before heading over to one of Seville’s renowned flamenco tablaos. Here you’ll watch a Spanish flamenco dancing show with optional drinks and tapas.
On this private tour an English speaking official guide will meet you at the Giralda tower next to the Cathedral and take you on a walking tour of the Santa Cruz district. After the walking tour the guide will escort you to a flamenco show at one of Seville’s best known ‘tablaos’.
El Tablao Flamenco Palacio Andaluz
Address: Avda. María Auxiliadora 18 B
Palacio Andaluz is another tablao offering a fine evening’s entertainment with the option of dinner during the performance. Check their website for the latest price and performance information.
Casa de la Memoria
Address: C/ Ximénez de Enciso, 28 (Barrio Santa Cruz)
Tel: 954 560670
If you’d prefer to avoid the touristy flamenco show with dinner/drink style performance then Casa de la Memoria is a good alternative. Traditional flamenco shows take place here every night in the heart of Barrio Santa Cruz. There are two shows every evening and it’s a good idea to collect tickets earlier in the day as many shows sell out. Arrive early to get the best seats.
Address: c/Levies 18
Tel: 954 214 460
La Carboneria is not a traditional tablao but a bar which has informal flamenco music performed by its clientele.
Address: Plaza Santa Cruz
El Tamboril in Plaza Santa Cruz is another small club where you can watch impromptu free flamenco when the locals start passing the guitar around sometime after midnight and continuing until the early hours.
Flamenco Dance Museum
Address: C/ Manuel Rojas Marcos 3
Tel: 954 340 311
This isn’t a flamenco show but a fascinating flamenco museum located in the heart of Seville which cleverly introduces visitors to the world of flamenco dancing.
Casa de la Guitarra
Address: Mesón del Moro 12
Tel: 954 22 40 93
Located in Barrio de Santa Cruz ‘La Casa de la Guitarra’ is a cultural centre with daily flamenco shows and a permanent exhibition of flamenco guitars dating back to 1800.