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Where to see plays in Barcelona

Written by Paula

Barcelona is a city that values the arts, which means there are always beautiful creations to be admired all around the city. If you are a fan of the art of stage performance, here are some of the various theatres where you can go to see a play in Barcelona.

theatre barcelonaTeatre Lliure

Founded in 1976 by a group of theatre professionals, Teatre Lliure is considered today one of the most prestigious theatres in Spain. The theatre presents a variety of shows by Spanish theatre companies, along with its own productions.

Teatre Lliure is located at Passeig de Santa Madrona, 40-60.

Ateneu Popular 9Barris 

Ateneu Popular 9Barris is a public cultural centre that aims to create social transformation. The Ateneu presents a series of shows like concerts, dance shows and plays.

Ateneu Popular 9Barris is located at Carrer de Porlligat, 11-15.


Formerly known as Gran Teatro Español, BARTS is a theatre located in Paral-lel Avenue. The theatre opened its doors for the first time in 1892, being renovated and changing its name a series of times over the years.  Today, BARTS presents a variety of shows, plays, and concerts for adults and children.

BARTS – Barcelona Arts on Stages is located at Avenida Paral-lel, 62.

Sala Muntaner

Sala Muntaner is one of the city’s main alternative theatres, a venue that receives medium and small-sized productions. There, spectators can not only see plays but also shows by magicians and mentalists.

Sala Muntaner is located at Carrer de Muntaner, 4.

Teatre Victòria 

Located in the neighbourhood of Poble Sec, Teatre Victòria  is a centenary theatre that presents some of the most elaborate productions in Barcelona. At Teatre Victòria, visitors can watch plays, dance shows, opera, and comedy shows.

Teatre Victòria is located at Avenida del Paral-lel, 67.

Teatre Principal de Barcelona

The oldest theatre in Barcelona and one of the oldest ones in Spain, Teatre Principal de Barcelona was founded in 1603 with the name “Teatre de la Santa Creu”. Along the years, the theatre went through renovations and rebuilding processes, closing its doors in 2006. Years later, the theatre was renovated by architects German and Salvador Llobet, reopening as Teatre Principal de Barcelona.

Teatre Principal de Barcelona is located at Las Ramblas, 27.

Almeria Teatre

Founded in 2009 in the district of Gracia, Almeria Teatre focuses mainly on small, independent plays.

Almeria Teatre is located at Carrer de Sant Lluís, 64.

Eixample Teatre

Eixample Teatre is a venue that presents shows for every type of public, like families, Opera lovers, theatre aficionados and dance enthusiasts.

Eixample Teatre is located at Carrer d’Aragó, 140.

Teatre Nacional de Catalunya

theatre barcelonaTNC – Teatre Nacional de Catalunya  is a public theatre created by Generalitat de Catalunya, having opened its door in 1996. The theatre presents a variety of plays by authors like William Shakespeare and Federico García Lorca, most of them in Catalan.

Teatre Nacional de Catalunya is located at Plaça de les Arts, 1.

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Paula is an experienced content writer, translator and editor.

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