Rooms

  • Exhibition Rooms

    South Room
    © Paco Gómez

    Exhibition Rooms

    • 1. South Room
      © Paco Gómez

    Conde Duque’s four exhibition rooms are situated around the South Terrace (lower floor and basement). They can be used independently or as interconnected spaces. During refurbishment, the exhibition space was one of the areas that was most significantly altered; before the renovations in 2005 Conde Duque had 3,012 m² of exhibition space, whereas it currently boasts 5,929 m². All of the rooms on the lower floor can also be opened out onto the South Terrace to further expand their exhibition spaces.

    Room 1
    This room runs between Conde Duque Street (calle Conde Duque) and the South Terrace (when facing East to West). It has a basilica-shaped floor plan with three naves that are each 55.3m long, 13m wide and 6m high, with exposed brick walls and granite pillars. Panels have been added between these pillars in order to hang exhibition pieces. The room has an overall useable surface of 645.5m², with 109.9m of panels which are 3.2m high. It has capacity for 215 people.

    Room 2
    The second exhibition room lies between the Conde Duque Through-Road (calle Travesía de Conde Duque) and the South Terrace (when facing South to North). It has a layout identical to that of Room 1, but contains additional lateral panelling. The room is 43.8m long, 12.5m wide and 6m high. The overall useable surface is 441 m² and altogether it contains 89.5m of panelling (which is between 3.2m and 5m high). Room 2 has capacity for 150 people.

    Room 3
    This room is located between Negras Street (callejón de las Negras) and the South Terrace (when facing West to East). Just like the first two exhibition rooms, the room has a basilica layout, however it contains four naves that are 43m long, 17.3m wide and 6m high. The overall useable surface is 695 m², and it has 117m of panelling, which stands 3.2m high. The room can hold up to 230 people.

    Room 4
    The Old Stables. Located below Exhibition Room 3, with direct access to Negras Street (callejón de las Negras). This room is called the ‘Vaulted Room’ because its structure includes five independent vaults. A sixth one is accessed as a partly separated hall and runs parallel to the other vaults and the street. Each vault has slightly different dimensions, but on average they are 15m long, 5.5m wide and 8m tall. The useable surface area of the Vaulted Room is 504 m² and it has capacity for 168 people. These rooms, the old stables of the barracks, are interconnected by a passageway that runs parallel to the street. They are not panelled but, instead, have been left with their original exposed brickwork.

     

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  • Auditorium

    Auditorium © Paco Gómez

    Auditorium

    • 1. Auditorium © Paco Gómez

    The Conde Duque Auditorium has undergone a complete reformation with the aim of creating a space that is modern and versatile. It is a place dedicated to music, which is intended to be both a lively space and a musical reference point in Madrid. The refurbishment has significantly improved the auditorium’s technical, functional and formal characteristics. It now has capacity for 300 spectators and a total area of 1,301.58 m².

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  • Theatre

    Theatre © Paco Gómez

    Theatre

    • 1. Theatre © Paco Gómez

    Conde Duque houses a performance space that is characterised by its versatility and technical equipment, making it ideal for both theatre and dance performances. With a floor space of 2,093m², it offers a perfect area for creativity from an open perspective to all performance disciplines. It is especially apt for the world of dance, offering a great opportunity to Madrid’s dance companies to carry on developing the city’s dance scene.

    The Conde Duque Theatre is located on the first floor of the South Terrace, on the West side. Although it is a large theatre, with a 12 x 17m stage and a 5.99m high fly space, the stalls have been designed to give the audience a proximity and intimacy to the stage. The inauguration of the theatre will allow, for the first time in the centre’s history, all forms of artistic expression to be able to work alongside each other, forming a new Conde Duque

    Dimensions: 2,093m².
    Capacity: 253 seats (including 4 seats for visitors with disabilities and their chaperones).
    Dressing rooms: 4.
    Stage: Proscenium arch of 11m wide x 5m high; staging area: 17m wide x 11m deep; fly space: 7.25m.

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  • Rehearsal Rooms

    Rehearsal Room
    © Paco Gómez

    Rehearsal Rooms

    • 1. Rehearsal Room
      © Paco Gómez

    Conde Duque has two large rehearsal rooms, one for theatre rehearsal and one for dance. Although they complement the theatre, they have been designed in such a way that they can be used independently, with separate access and dressing rooms. Both rehearsal rooms are located in the southern side of the South Terrace, on the first floor.

    The theatrical rehearsal room, which is similar in size to the main theatre’s stage, is attached to the theatre through the changing rooms and functions as a fundamental support to the theatre’s programming. It is the venue of the dramatised reading programme. Alongside it is the dance rehearsal room, which has a total floor space of 729m².

    Both spaces are at the service of the Madrilenian creative scene, with the aim of promoting and supporting productions and explorations of new performance, which will enrich what the city has to offer.

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  • The Events Room

    The Events Room
    © Paco Gómez

    The Events Room

    • 1. The Events Room
      © Paco Gómez

    The Events Room is characterised by its versatility and is located above the main foyer, from which it has direct access. It can hold 270 people and functions in support of the centre’s entire programme: conferences, seminars, workshops, meetings, presentations and more.

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  • Vaulted Room

    Vaulted Room
    © Paco Gómez

    Vaulted Room

    • 1. Vaulted Room
      © Paco Gómez

    The Sala de Bóvedas (Vaulted Room) is beneath Exhibition Hall 1 and leads directly out onto the narrow street of Las Negras. It gets its name from the five independent vaulted ceilings featured in its structure, plus another that serves as a hallway, that run parallel to each other and perpendicular to the street. Each vault is a different size, with the average being 15 metres long by 5.50 metres wide and 8 metres high. The room has a total of 504 m² of usable space and has a maximum capacity of 168 people, depending on the kind of activity planned. These rooms, formerly the barracks stables, and are connected to each other by a corridor running parallel to the street. They are brick built rather than panelled. The Sala de Bóvedas is an exceptionally versatile space that can be used for dance and theatre events, fashion shows, performances and all kinds of other activities.

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