Grec Festival of Barcelona

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Children
Concerts
Festival
Theater/Dance

El Grec de Barcelona is a festival of theater, dance, music, circus and, for the first time, cinema, with a long tradition (this year marks the 42nd edition). It is not only the main cultural attraction of the Barcelona summer, but also a reference in the European calendar of festivals.

And where does the name come from? From the venue, the place where the opening sessions of the festival are held and some other events are organized: the Teatre Grec (Greek Theatre) of Montjuïc, an outdoor theater built for the Universal Exhibition of 1929 and inspired by the theaters of ancient Greece.

The Grec Festival of Barcelona supports the local production presenting some of the best creations by companies and Catalan artists, but it is also a window to the world showing the most interesting proposals coming from other countries.

The Grec is promoted by the City Council and financed by public funds, contributions from sponsors and ticket sales.

The 2018 edition

This year's edition of the Grec is structured again in two large groups of shows, in addition to organizing a wide program of parallel activities with various entities of the city (especially the factories of creation and libraries):

  • The Grec de Montjuïc: the most international Festival.
  • Grec_ciutat: reflection of the local creation (this year the Plaza Xirgu is added, where you will find the Asia that lives in Barcelona free of charge as well as some proposals from lesser-known artists).

 

The conceptual Grec

TRAVELERS OF THE SILK ROAD

Shows that propose a dialogue between east and west, for those who want to know the cultures that exist along the historical commercial and cultural road.

FOR THOSE WHO TRAVEL WITH A GUIDE

For demanding viewers, those who like to go beyond what they already know, and discover artists and novelties with the assurance of a recommendation.

EXPLORERS OF NEW FLAVORS

New scenic forms for lovers of hybrids, contemporary creations and new scenic forms.

HUNTERS OF GOOD MOMENTS

To live a summer night with quality proposals and well-known artists. Fresh and entertaining proposals.

El Grec in numbers

  • 83 shows
  • 384 sessions
  • 144,314 tickets for sale
  • Shows by type: 22 theater, 17 creation, 25 music, 11 dance, 6 circus and 2 cinema
  • Spaces / Venues involved: 33
  • 34 co-productions
  • 33 international productions
  • 14 family shows
  • 15 parallel activities spread over 30 spaces of the city
  • Shows with the presence of at least one woman in the role of authorship, direction or choreography: 46%.

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