Barcelona's theatre scene has flourished greatly in recent years. Major world-famous plays and musicals are preformed here. Moreover, a theatre scene with popular plays, a wide variety of performances for the general public and alternative theatres have become established over the years. The theatre scene these days is very impressive; with audiovisual shows and performances by regional and international artists and ensembles.
Theatre is an integral part of Barcelona’s cultural calendar, and enjoys a very good reputation with both locals and visitors. In many theatre houses modern pieces are performed, as well as classical pieces in Catalan. But you can also visit numerous performances in Spanish, English or other languages.
Today's repertoire is very varied and ranges from classical opera – for example the largest Wagner Festival held outside of Bayreuth takes place in Barcelona – modern dramas, comedies, musicals, alternative theatre, dance and much more.