The Teatre Lliure de Gràcia, built in 1976, is a theatre in Barcelona and it’s considered one of the most prestigious in Spain. Created by a group of professionals from Barcelona’s independent theatre, it stood out for its commitment to theatre in Catalan, the re-reading of the classics and its commitment to contemporary theatre. The Teatre Lliure is not only an exhibition space, but produces its own pieces, many of which have been exported to other European and American cities. Since its origins, the Theatre also exhibits music and dance.
After its first 10 years, in 1987, it went from being a co-op to a private foundation, Fundació Teatre Lliure-Teatre Públic de Barcelona. In 2001, it inaugurated a new venue in the mountain of Montjuïc, in Barcelona, in the building that had been the Palace of Agriculture during the International Exhibition of Barcelona (1929). The new venue has two new rooms: the Fabià Puigserver theatre, with a capacity of almost 800 people and the Espai Lliure, with a capacity of around 200 people. The rooms are equipped with the most advanced technology, which means they can be rearranged in a few minutes by moving the stage and the stalls, increasing the capacity and making staging easier.
In September 2010, the first theatre venue in the Gràcia neighbourhood, which had to be closed in 2003, reopened its doors after an important refurbishment and a technical adaptation, under the name of Lliure de Gràcia.