Barcelona is a city that overflows with art and culture in all its streets, and that is undeniable.
It is a multicultural and cosmopolitan city, home to multiple theaters where you can enjoy magnificent plays, recitals, concerts, monologues …
Whether you are a fan of the performing arts or not, we invite you to visit the most important and iconic theaters in Barcelona. We assure you that its history, its facades, rooms and decoration will not leave you indifferent. Can you come with us?
Gran Via de les Corts Catalanes, 595
This theater is considered one of the most important ones in the city. It was inaugurated in October 1923 and in its beginnings film screenings were alternated with plays.
Currently, its programming is based on large-format shows, musicals, music concerts, recitals, magic shows, comedy monologues …
La Rambla, 27-29
The Principal Theater of Barcelona, formerly the Santa Cruz Theater, is one of the oldest theaters in Spain, and the oldest in Barcelona. Inaugurated in 1603, it was built on land donated by the Hospital de Sant Pau with the aim of raising funds for the health center.
When people talk about this theater, the people of Barcelona refer to it as the “cursed theater”, due to the amount of reopening it has seen.
There are currently no scheduled functions, but you can always come closer to observe the terracotta medallions of characters related to the world of the theater that protrude from its façade (1847).
La Rambla, 51-59
Also known as the Liceo, this theater was founded in 1847 and is considered one of the most important in the world. For many years it has been a meeting place for the Catalan nobility and bourgeoisie, being home to multiple performances of great opera works, performed by famous singers.
Its style and elegance will not leave you indifferent: the armchairs, the walls, the large rooms … The building is simply a work of art in itself.
Currently operas, plays, competitions, musicals …
Plaça de les Arts, 1
The National Theater of Catalonia, also abbreviated as TNC, is one of the city’s public theaters. It was created by the Department of Culture of the Generalitat de Catalunya, beginning its construction in 1991.
It is one of the most modern theaters in the city: the building and the surrounding gardens are impressive.
It consists of 3 large rooms, which host all kinds of events: concerts, plays, monologues, congresses, conferences, etc.
La Rambla, 138
We could not leave without naming one of the most iconic theaters in Barcelona: the Club Capitol.
Opened in 1926 as a movie theater, it was renovated in 1989 to become a theater. Great shows, plays, actors and actresses have passed through it, making it one of the most important theaters in Barcelona, despite its small size.
Well, it was “constituted” or, rather, “it was constituted” as such, since due to problems with the lease of the premises, the 2020 season was the last season in which the theater opened its doors.
Many professionals in the sector, including great artists, actors and actresses, said goodbye to the theater that was once their home through social networks.
The Capitol Club was, in Corbacho’s words, “a refuge, a place where you went and could find good humor, good comedy and good friends, people who love the theater as much as I do.”
After having shown you all these theatrical gems, surely you have wanted to see their programming and go visit them, right?
At Hostemplo you will be the star of the show! Here we wait for you to enjoy a few days of the most theatrical just two steps from the Sagrada Familia. And you will also have free breakfast throughout your stay if you make the reservation through our website!