Teatre de la Gleva opens its doors to a new and unique concept in Barcelona

The theater will open on October 19 to offer artists the opportunity to do the performances they’ve “always wanted to do”

The entrance to the new theater Teatre de la Gleva in Sarrià-Sant Gervasi (by ACN)
The entrance to the new theater Teatre de la Gleva in Sarrià-Sant Gervasi (by ACN) / ACN

ACN | Barcelona

October 13, 2017 02:45 PM

A new theater opens its doors in Barcelona on October 19. The Teatre de la Gleva, named after the quaint street it’s located on, promises to offer a wide range of activities, performances, and possibilities.

One of the promoters of the space, journalist Albert De La Torre, explained that the theater will offer a space for people to come to “experiment,” one where they can “offer different things” that isn’t usually “part of the theater circuit of the city.”

Indeed, theater-goers will be able to enjoy all kinds of performances with a variety of formats, from music, literature and theater, including many hybrid projects. De La Torre detailed that this is where audiences will be able to see both the greats and the up-and-coming in Catalan theater.

To promote female participation across all formats and all generations

Program coordinator Júlia Simó spoke of the inclusiveness and diversity that will make this space so unique. It will “include all types of formats, all types of work processes,” said Simó, adding that it will be “for all types of generations.” The program coordinator also stated that they will also work to “promote female participation.”

The show “they’ve always wanted to do”

Teatre de la Gleva is positioning itself to be a place of opportunity – even for those who have already made a name for themselves. For instance, an established creator, director, or actor could “come here to do the show they’ve always wanted to do,” explained Simó. Indeed, she revealed that there are already “various renowned artists” who have confirmed they will do just that.