Grec festival Barcelona
During the summer, Barcelona is the city that never rests. Its numerous popular parties and festival will keep you entertained for the whole period. One of the most foretold summer festivals is the month-long Grec Festival Barcelona, a major event in the Catalan capital that presents theatre, dance, music and circus. With international artists and performers coming from all over the world, this year’s 42nd edition of the Grec Festival will surely satisfy a varied audience of all ages.
The festival takes its name from the open-air Teatre Grec. The venue was inaugurated during the 1929 Universal Exhibition and is located in the foothills of Montjuïc. It is the main site for this unique performance festival and the inaugural sessions are invariably organised there.
A long-lasting cultural and talent promotion event
After more than 40 years of history, the Grec Festival of Barcelona has become the leading show producer in Catalonia. Its mission has two purposes: Firstly, it supports local productions showing some of the best creations from collectives and artists of the region. Secondly, it claims to be an open window to the world by presenting some of the most interesting international talents.
The festival hosts a huge variety of shows and performances every year that go from poetry to live bands. It aims at getting the city’s residents and visitors involved with several of the events with free admission. Also, some shows are even children-friendly so that the whole family can get involved. Therefore there’s nothing to blame for not taking part in the fun!
Whatever you’re looking for, the Grec Festival will certainly have something to make your summer and your visit of Barcelona more complete!
Where to stay
The events mainly take place in Montjuïc and also in various neighbourhoods of Barcelona. Our central holiday accommodation will be available for you to make the most of this event.
The Grec Festival proposes four thematic itineraries. And each one is addressed to a different type of audience. Choose the most appropriate one for you:
SILK ROAD TRAVELLERS
Performances that set a dialogue between East and West, for those who like to get to know the existing cultures along one of the commercial and cultural routes with a the longest history.
EXPLORERS OF NEW TASTES
Do you want to discover new scenic arts? Are you fond of hybridizations, contemporary creations and new scenic forms? We have found a few different flavours and we invite you to try them.
THOSE TRAVELLING WITH A GUIDE
A choice for demanding spectators, those who like to go a little beyond what they already know. You will enjoy the novelty and artists with a sound artistic career, always under our own recommendation.
SEEKERS OF GOOD TIMES
Anyone willing to live a summer night with a guaranteed result will find in the shows of this itinerary a series of quality proposals and well-known artists.
You can download the schedule sheet here
This year the organisers have the pleasure to bring the cuisine of Café Belgrado from Sant Cugat at the Grec 2018 Festival of Barcelona.
The food is carefully prepared with the best ingredients and only with fresh and quality products that are cooked with passion.
For the real gastronomic lovers, there is the Gourmet Market of the Teatre Grec gardens. You’ll experience a real journey through different culinary cultures that will surely impress you.
Whether you want to enjoy a setting with extraordinary views or if you prefer to grab a bite while strolling in a magical place, the Teatre Grec is the ideal place to go before any performance.
Information and reservations:
Address: Passeig de Santa Madrona, 36
Telf./Whatsapp: 682 77 62 99
Customer Services: 3pm – 8pm
From Monday to Friday + performance days
Restaurant opening hours: 7.45pm to midnight
Open on performance days
A la carte Menu at Cafè Belgrado és Grec.
The menu offered on the Internet has a discount and can only be purchased for the shifts between 7.45pm and 10pm. For the other sittings, you can reserve the same menu by phone, WhatsApp or email at the original price. This menu is reserved for those who have bought a ticket for the show.
Download menu here