Performing arts in Barcelona

Not to be outdone, activity in the domain of theater and dance also has a great tradition in Barcelona. You need only look at what’s on at the theater to get an idea of the creativity and enormous variety offered in the different theaters.

Teatre Lliure

The presence of local theater groups has also been felt in the international arena where the imaginative spectacles of La Fura dels Baus and Els Comediants during the Olympics’ opening and closing ceremonies, respectively, were seen around the world in that magical summer of 1992.

The new “Ciutat del Teatre”, located on Montjuïc, comprised of the Teatre Lliure and Mercat de les Flors theaters, in addition to the Institut del Teatre for the training of actors, is only the tip of the iceberg in a sea of countless theaters. Alternative theaters can also be added with their unorthodox performances.