Teatre Poliorama
Teatre Poliorama
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The area
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Neighborhood: La Rambla
Barcelona's most famous street was once a dry riverbed. Now, La Rambla is a 1200-meter boulevard, and a major draw for visitors. During the day, La Rambla fills with pedestrians, some of which stroll past impressive human statues and artists while others take a break to people-watch while enjoying a drink at one of the many terraces. Housed here is the iconic Boqueria Market that offers one of the most varied and appetizing selections of local produce and specialty meats and treats. While it’s important for tourists to keep an eye on their belongings at all times, this area is most safely explored in the daytime and is a must see for everyone who visits.
How to get there
  • Liceu • 5 min walk
  • Catalunya • 5 min walk
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kiera1999
Leicestershire, UK483 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2015 • Solo
I saw the GranGala Flamenco show here whilst on holiday. It was a spur of the moment decision as I passed the tourist information centre.

The dancers were very good, however the drummer looked bored, and at one point when one of the dancers took over the stage and danced for ages the other dancers were nudging one another and shuffling about like he was acting like a prima donna or something. I wasn't sure what that was about but it didn't look very professional.

I also thought that at 40 euros it was a lot as the show only lasted one hour. I'd have expected a lot more for my money.

But, that said, the flamenco was incredible to watch, very talented performers. If I was to see another flamenco show in Barcelona I'd probably shop around a bit more though.
Written May 31, 2015
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econokal
Dubai, United Arab Emirates161 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2012 • Friends
a cosy theatre and we bought tickets on the spur of the moment one afternoon for the evening show, each 38E, and we were seated 4 rows from the front. Seats are comfortable, lighting good and acoustics good.
the Flamenco show was entertaining and the actors/ entertainers pulled out all the stops. Great dancing and music, and a lovely array of Flamenco costumes and styles. The show was told as a story and good fun. There is an intermission to get refreshments
Written December 1, 2012
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fiftyplusdave
Lancashire15 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2017 • Friends
The singers were ok and poorly amplified - better heard through earplugs. and some of the dancing was excellent. The musicians were good.
At 40 euros for an hours show it was too expensive, even for the over-commercialised Ramblas.
Written September 20, 2017
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Babette G
Arles, France10 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2016 • Friends
Though the combination of Opera and Flamenco seemed incongruous, the fact that we were in the heart of Spain and Flamenco’s birthplace was sufficient to counter any doubts, so we reserved tickets for what we thought would be a performance at the Palau de la Musica – our first disappointment. The photograph on the booking site had set the dancers against a backdrop of the instantly recognisable glass ceiling of the Palau, but the performance for that night was in Teatre Poliorama, which is half the size and was half full. Nevertheless, determined to enjoy the show and impressed by the first singers and dancers, we sat back and waited for the opera singers to do their thing.

My first thought was "Thank god we are not sitting under a glass roof". My second was "Did he just sing a Puccini aria?" When I heard my daughter’s stifled sniggers harmonising with a group of people sitting behind us, I knew that I was not alone.

From here the audience was hauled along a nauseous roller coaster of heady Flamenco moments and the depths of embarrassing mismanaged warbling. The Stage management, worse than a bad school nativity play, included highlights such as watching one of the dancers change behind a flimsy screen on stage, while another climbed up on a box and then climbed back down. At one point it was clear that the second of the male dancers, whose day job must have eating too many Tapas, had forgotten that he was due back on. As a consequence the excellent first dancer was forced to improvise a very obvious solo duo, while the singer repeated, albeit with a beautiful voice, « Yes, you can dance, keep on dancing … » Then, after barely an hour, just when we thought that an interval and drink were due, they took a bow and offered an unasked for encore.

In the interests of health and safety my daughter and I left before the encore aria, but outside on the pavement our laughter quickly transformed into anger. Does playing to tourists give performers and their managers the right to abuse their intelligence, taste and hard-earned cash? Does the fact that tourists are just passing through really mean that the quality of what they pay for is irrelevant? Visitors are told to hang onto their bags and watch out for pickpockets, but nothing in their guidebook warns them about this kind of blatant theft.

To conclude, I am writing this review in the interests of anyone who might be thinking of spending 35 euros or more to see Opera y Flamenco. Don’t. I suspect that the GranGala Flamenco, performed in the Palau de la Musica and including the best performers from Opera y Flamenco - but NOT the opera singers – will be at least 50% better. If you are determined to hear and see Flamenco on a large stage, my advice is that you should go there, but anything that purports to blend opera with Flamenco in Barcelona, is to be avoided like the plague, or a mugger.
Written April 3, 2016
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YvonneWoi
Malaysia553 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2015
We managed to get catch of the shows here while in Barcelona. No doubt that it doesn't have the avant-garde architectural designs like most theaters in Europe, but it definitely serves its purpose of featuring some of the best shows which is Barcelona y Flamenco.

If you are in La Rambla area, check out this theater and catch a show, if time permits.
Written September 10, 2015
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Suresh M
Bangkok, Thailand1,023 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2013
we enjoyed the opera and flamenco show experience , the show was great , the artists very talented, the theatre is located in the La Rambla area.
Written May 22, 2013
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Traveler
Washington DC, DC20 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2018 • Friends
We had an excellent time. Tickets were easy to find and the location of the theater was great. More importantly, the show was high quality. Fine dancers, singers and musicians for 1.5 hours. Perfect to taste flamenco.
Written October 17, 2018
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Roving251388
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2018 • Couples
Unforgetable impression, strong, passionate, sensual, professional performance, beautiful music, great musicians and dancers. Fantastic. I would really recommend.
Written September 1, 2018
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JH_10999
Nashua, NH339 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2017
Stopped here for a guitar and flamenco show. The auditorium was small so the seats are all good. We were fortunate to sit close the the front. The guitarists were truly skilled and the singer and dancer, were amazingly expressive and passionate. The show was much more guitar than flamenco, I would have preferred a better mix.
Written July 12, 2017
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AppleMc
57 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2017 • Friends
Not a play but more than an hour long quiz game to be resolved by the audience, where you either escape or die, according to their advertising campaign. There are several tests to be completed on cities or the word, movie productions, etc. The final objective is to figure out the secret combination to the lock which opens a wooden box provided to each two people sitting together, with either a whistle or a paper with instructions to scream at the end of the show inside. Definitely a very low budget production, with only three actors on stage and a very-low resolution screen where instructions for each quiz are given. Last, even if you have been handling the provided items all night, everything is to be returned at the end of the show (the wooden box, its lock and even a cheap pen provided), except for the whistle. Quite long and disappointing.
Written June 18, 2017
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