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TNC-Teatre Nacional de Catalunya

TNC-Teatre Nacional de Catalunya

The TNC, Teatre Nacional de Catalunya, is located in Barcelona's Eixample. It was designed by the architect Ricard Bofill and comprises three theatres. It combine performances of Catalan and Spanish plays and world classics, with contemporary dance and drama, family theater and major international productions, offering proposals for all audiences.

The Teatre Nacional de Catalunya (TNC) opened in Barcelona in 1996. The main building covers a surface area of 20,000m2. It has a pitched roof underpinned by 26 columns that are 12 metres high. It is strongly reminiscent of the imposing splendour of a Greek temple, an impression accentuated by the white steps leading up to the main entrance in front of a grassy area planted with palm trees and olive bushes. This outdoor space, known as the Plaça de les Arts, is sometimes used as an open-air performance space.

Once inside the main building, you can visit the Sala Gran, Sala Petita and the spacious foyer with its glass walls which was designed as a covered public plaza. The TNC is completed with the annex building, of 5,600m2, where the Sala Tallers (Workshop Room) is located. On the two side aisles of this building you can find the theater's large scenery workshops.

General details

Address: Plaça de les Arts, 1 (08013). Barcelona
Phone: 933 065 700
Web site:
Opening time: A consultar.

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Accessibility details

The Teatre Nacional de Catalunya offers facilities to accommodate wheelchair users and partially sighted audience members.

The most accessible means of transport is line T4 of the city’s tram network and the nearest stop is Auditori-Teatre Nacional. There are reserved parking spaces on Carrer Padilla for wheelchair users.

The TNC provides a taxi service after evening performances from Wednesday to Saturday. Taxis can be ordered from the information desk in the TNC foyer. There is a guided tour service in the building for small groups. Pre-booking is essential. Tel: 933 065 747; e-mail:
Visual impairment
Some performances at the TNC are audio-described for blind and partially sighted audience members. See the theatre listings for details.

Members of staff are on hand before and after each performance to help disabled people to and from their seats.
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Motor impairment
The main entrance is at the end of a staircase. There is an alternative accessible entrance to the theatre via ramps, located at one side of the main staircase. There are lifts inside the theatre.

All the venues inside the TNC have designated wheelchair areas. We recommend you contact the TNC on 933 065 720 to ensure wheelchair users receive the necessary assistance.

The theatre and restaurant (which is reached by the side entrance) have adapted toilets.

Last update: 20/07/2023

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