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La Ciutat del Teatre

La Ciutat del Teatre

One of Barcelona's key venues for the performing arts, the Ciutat del Teatre on Montjuïc Hill brings together a series of theatre spaces which host all kinds of performances. A visit to the buildings and venues that comprise this city of theatre provides an insight into Barcelona's cultural vibrancy.

The Ciutat del Teatre is the cornerstone of Barcelona's performing arts' scene. This theatre complex hosts many of the city's leading productions. It is located on Montjuïc Hill, just a few minutes away from the Plaça d'Espanya, and is home to the Mercat de les Flors, the municipal theatre which schedules innovative performances in its different theatres spaces which mainly focus on dance. The complex also includes the Teatre Lliure, the permanent home of the theatre company which has become one of Spain and the world's best known performing-arts troupes. The theatres are housed in the former Palace of Agriculture which was built for the 1929 International Exhibition. The Teatre Grec, a beautiful open-air venue built in the style of a Greek amphitheatre on the site of a former quarry, hosts performances and concerts during the city's summer festival, the Festival Grec. The Institut del Teatre, the drama school for actors and directors, and BTM (Barcelona Teatre Musical), a venue staging musicals housed in the former sports palace, the Palau d'Esports, are the other facilities that are part of this recreational and cultural area.

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Address: Carrer de Lleida, 59 (08004). Barcelona
Phone: 932 562 600
Web site: www.mercatflors.cat
E-mail: info@mercatflors.cat
Opening time: A consultar.

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Accessibility details


Accessible transport:
- Bus 55. It has a stop on Carrer Lleida, just in front of the BTM-Barcelona Teatre Musical.
- Metro (L3), stations Poble Sec or Espanya.
- By car. In the parking outdoors at the end of Carrer Lleida, there are reserved lots for wheelchairs users.

The theatres in this area offer access facilities to the persons with a disability: preferential seats for a better visibility, zones with induction loop, spaces reserved for wheelchairs, etc.

Venta de entradas e información en "Tiquet Rambles", Palau de la Virreina, La Rambla 99, Tel 933 161 111, infoicub@bcn.cat. Horario: todos los días de 10 a 20.30 h.

See accessibility at Teatre Lliure

See accessibility at Mercat de les Flors

Visual impairment
There are raised-letter and Braille maps and panels in the Laribal Gardens next to the Teatre Grec.

The Teatre Lliure and Teatre Grec (open during the summer arts festival) stage some audio-described performances (in Catalan). See the programme at each venue for dates and times.

Some audio-described performances also provide programmes in Braille and large print and at some venues you can touch the scenery on stage.

There are designated staff members at the Teatre Grec to help audience members at audio-described performances to their seats.

Guide dog Tactile elements Braille Audiodescription Optical aids and large-print
Hearing impairment
Deaf and hearing-impaired ticket-holders can obtain a copy of the text of some performances at the Teatre Grec (usually those offering audio-description).

There is an induction loop in the Sala Fabià Puigserver at the Teatre Lliure; the Sala Maria Aurèlia Capmany at the Mercat de les Flors; and some seating areas at the Teatre Grec (please request these seats when you purchase your tickets).

The performances at these venues, and at the BTM-Barcelona Teatre Musical, are usually captioned. Ask which language the captions are in when you purchase your tickets.

Induction loop
Motor impairment
Teatre Grec: has reserved seats for wheelchair users, on the back row of the amphitheatre. These tickets can only be purchased through the Telentrada automated ticket services (902 10 12 12) and at the Tiquet Rambles box office, and offer a 50% discount, which does not apply to companions. Please notify the box office agent at the time of purchase that you require the discount. During the Grec Summer Festival, ticket-holders can use the lifts for wheelchair users which allow access to the Teatre Grec gardens.

The other theatres in this area (Teatre Lliure, Mercat de les Flors, Barcelona Teatre Musical and Institut del Teatre) are adapted for people with reduced mobility.


Last update: 05/04/2014

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