Micro theatre takes to the streets

Short and small-scale street plays carried out by individuals or groups of up to four actors. These performances will take place in shops and there will be a programme comprised of three different plays (drama, comedy and other genres) for each of the 21 shopping hubs in the city.

Concerts by the municipal music schools in the markets

Barcelona’s municipal music schools will join in and celebrate Commerce and Culture Year by performing concerts in a variety of municipal markets linked to the shopping districts.

Grec Festival Production in honour of Barcelona’s retailers

In 2018 the Grec Festival, one of the city’s most important cultural events, will pay tribute to Barcelona’s retailers by inviting them to attend one of the planned theatrical productions.

Opera in the shopping hubs with the Associació d’Òpera Jove de Catalunya​

During Commerce and Culture Year, it will be possible to listen to arias such as “Largo al Factotum” from The Barber of Seville in the hairdressers, or enjoy “Brindis” from La Traviata in a bar or pub. The Catalan Youth Opera Association, which is made up of young opera singers, performers and musicians, will be collaborating with Any performing famous opera arias in several of Barcelona’s shops, where they can be followed by customers and visitors.

Liceu outdoors

The extensive choice of summer music festivals will make an appearance in the shopping hubs in two ways: with live broadcasts of music concerts and opera in the open air from the Gran Teatre del Liceu. Customers who purchase something from local establishments will receive a ticket for these two events, giving them access to a seat in the main seating area which will serve as a makeshift auditorium.

Sant Martí, on the move

With the aim of promoting physical activity and making neighbourhood shops a meeting point for local residents, dance master classes will be conducted which shoppers will be able to take part in at any time.

Barcelona és dansa Festival

This event aims to showcase dance and creativity in the city, with a programme that includes shows, master classes, instructor-led classes and open spaces available to dance groups that want to advertise their skills. A week before the festival, you will be able to watch dancers inside or in the windows of some shops: live dance performances and mini-shows. At the same time there will be a contest for shop window displays devoted to dance.

  • Tight-rope walking. 2017 Mercè Festival
  • Dance. 2017 Mercè Festival
  • Gran Teatre del Liceu
  • Trombone. 2017 Mercè Festival
  • Music performance. 2017 Mercè Festival
  • Tight-rope walking. 2017 Mercè Festival
  • Dance. 2017 Mercè Festival
  • Gran Teatre del Liceu
  • Trombone. 2017 Mercè Festival
  • Music performance. 2017 Mercè Festival