About the Show
Tablao El Arenal takes its name from the Arenal neighborhood in Seville between the Cathedral and the Guadalquivir river. The central location, just a few blocks from the Maestranza bullring, is within a typical 17th century Andalusian building which has been transformed into an intimate performance space in the style of the traditional tablaos. The venue has a capacity for up 110 guests and Tablao El Arenal holds two nightly performances which last approximately 60 minutes and feature some of Seville's best flamenco.
Founded over 25 years ago, several of the regular artists have won national and international dance awards. Tablao El Arenal has also been designated as the best flamenco show in Seville by the New York Times. The performance consists of seventeen different artists who cover a variety of the flamenco palos (styles), always with the dedication to offer a pure and authentic show. The performers’ inspiration comes from Curro Velez, former dancer as well as founder and owner of the tablao, who once said "I was born in Triana and I am a gypsy. What I present is truly authentic; the wealth of popular Andalusian flamenco culture that has taken on a universal dimension through those who share my blood".
The decoration and atmosphere in the main dining room is pure Andalusian. Several antique prints and flamenco posters line the walls, featuring themes typical of Seville such as the April Fair. Seating is around three quarters of the stage. As a smaller venue Tablao El Arenal offers a good view from any location in the room.
The tickets will not be sent by post. The confirmation email will serve as your tickets and the reservation will be held under your name at the venue. You can either print the confirmation email or present a copy of the email on a Smartphone or tablet. If you are not able to print or present a copy of the email on a Smartphone or tablet, please send us an email directly after finalizing the purchase and we will arrange entry presenting photo identification (Passport, driver's license or other national identity card).