Teatro Joy Eslava
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Teatro Joy Eslava information
The only things guaranteed at this grand old Madrid dance club (housed in a 19th-century theatre) are a crowd and the fact that it’ll be open (it claims to have operated every single day for the past 29 years). The music and the crowd are a mixed bag, but queues are long and invariably include locals and tourists, and even the occasional famoso (celebrity).
Every night’s a little different. Tuesday is about glamour and house music, Wednesday's R&B and hip hop, Thursday is Epic with an international focus while the weekend is all about the best the Madrid has to offer. There's even the no-alcohol, no-smoking ‘Joy Light’ on Saturday evenings (5.30pm to 10pm) for those aged between 14 and 17. Throw in occasional live acts and cabaret-style performances on stage and it’s a point of reference for Madrid’s professional party crowd. Admission is €12 to €15.