Barcelona Cultura
Concert spaces
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Barcelona’s musical scene has several principal clusters, among which we find three large auditoriums that, due to their size, are managed as consortiums in which several public bodies are involved. These are, namely, L’Auditori, the Gran Teatre del Liceu and the Palau de la Música Catalana. These venues put on large part of the opera, classical and contemporary music shows in the city. Despite the predominance of these genres, all three auditoriums host a wide variety of events ranging from world music concerts to all manner of festivals.

Alongside this activity, a series of concert halls across the city form a network of venues with a regular programme of live music. Apolo, Razzmatazz, Music Hall or Bikini offer live music most of the week, as do venues such as Sidecar, Tarantos, Jazz Sí Club, Luz de Gas or the small Heliogàbal venue, among others. Venues such as Jamboree or Harlem Jazz Club, as well as hosting other types of music, are good representatives of the city’s jazz circuit.

Barcelona is often included in the tours of nationally and internationally famous artists who tend to organise concerts in high-capacity venues such as sport stadiums. The Estadi Olímpic (Olympic Stadium) or the Palau Sant Jordi are commonly the backdrop for this sort of show.

In this section you’ll find data on the activity in many of the musical venues mentioned above, whilst in the section “The city in numbers” you’ll be able to see a summary of concerts in large-capacity venues.