By Charlotte Stace
El Grec comes to Barcelona this July. The festival will be held in the Grec Theatre of Montjuïc. This year is it’s 44th edition and its principal aims are to support local productions that showcase Catalan collectives and artists, as well as to introduce to Barcelona a range of artistic performances from around the world.
This festival is one of Catalunya’s most important theater and arts festivals and this year will be no different. Expect to see a wide range of performances across the month from varying artists. Highlights include hip-hop act La Nit Urbana (July 10th), as well as a night of tango with Marcelo Mercadante sextet (July 9th) coming straight from Buenos Aires, and French dance company Möbius (July 14th and 15th).
El Grec will be running throughout July and tickets for individual concerts can be bought via the event’s website. Times and prices will vary. In addition to Teatre Grec, venues include Teatre Lliure, Mercat de les Flors, Museu Maritim, MNAC, El Born CCM, Teatre Nacional de Catalunya, Palau de la Música, La Pedrera, CCCB, La Caldera, Filmoteca, Jamboree and Castell de Montjuïc.
Update: with capacity restricted to one third as a result of current health measures, many shows are sold out