Frommers " Madrid's best nightlife is flamenco. More than entertainment and atmosphere, it's a lifestyle; don't expect performances to begin before 10pm. Flamenco's tangled musical roots sprout from Andalusia, but the current artistic revival began in Madrid in the 1980s and not even the big cities of Andalusia offer as much variety. If you are going to take in just one performance in Madrid, go straight to Casa Patas."
Show starts at 10:30 pm but you have to be there 1/2 hour before. For those who would like a bite before the show, I have included price for Tapas and show which the same establishment offers. For Tapas, you must be there at 8:30 pm
Because we are a big group, Casa Patas has offered to take us behind the scenes before the show and explain the history of flamenco music and dance, while teaching us basic flamenco steps and dancing. By the time we see the show, we will have a full appreciation for this art. I have not yet received prices for this option, but we can pay onsite.