Performing Arts

Considering the arts in Barcelona, it is not a surprise that the city well represents performing arts. A number of dance companies consider this city home and theater arts have always enjoyed great energy in the city. It also boasts of chamber music, opera, symphony, jazz, and flamenco productions. Barcelona performing arts is truly world class.


barcelona-performing-arts-1Sardana is a unique dance performance that you should not miss. This national dance of Catalonia involves participants linking hands in a huge circle and doing intricate steps. When you visit Barcelona, try to take informal sardana sessions, which take place around noon every Sunday in front of the Cathedral and around 7 pm in Placa Sant Jaume. A traditional band known as cobla accompanies the dancers and you are very welcome to join in the circle.

Popular  dance companies include Compania Mar Gomez, Compania Metros, Erre Que Erre, Mai Pelo, and Marta Carrasco. All of them have irregular performance schedules.


barcelona-performing-arts-2Dagoll Dagom, La Cubana, Els Joglars and Tricicle are some of the more popular theater companies in Barcelona. They offer the sort of multidisciplinary and spellbinding spectacles that hurdle over language barriers. Like dance companies in the city, These companies have no regular theater venue or schedule. So check out the listings in the entertainment guides and newspapers.


In addition to the landmark theaters Palau de la Musica and Liceu, you can also enjoy lively theater performances at the Teatre Lliure (Address: C/Montseny 47 | Gràcia, Barcelona, Spain / Phone: 93 218 92 51), the Mercat de les Flors (Address: Carrer Lleida, 59  08004 Barcelona / Phone: +34 932 56 26 00), the Teatre Nacional de Catalunya (Address: Carrer l’Art, 1  08013 Barcelona / Phone: +34 933 06 57 00), the Teatre Poliorama (Address: La Rambla, 115, 08002 Barcelona / Phone:+34 933 17 75 99), or the Teatre Romea (Address: Carrer de l’Hospital, 51, 08001 Barcelona / Phone: +34 933 01 55 04).

There are also a lot of alternative theaters, like the Nou Tantarantana (Address: Carrer Flors, 22, 08001 Barcelona / Phone: Phone: +34 934 41 70 22), the L’Antic Teatre (Address: Carrer de Verdaguer i Callís, 12, 08003 Barcelona / Phone: +34 933 15 23 54), and the Sala Muntaner (Address: Carrer de Muntaner 4, 08011, Barcelona / Phone: +34 934 51 57 52).