Teatre Poliorama

Teatre Poliorama, Barcelona: Address, Phone Number, Teatre Poliorama Reviews: 4/5

Teatre Poliorama
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The area
Address
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

4.0
92 reviews
Excellent
38
Very good
30
Average
12
Poor
7
Terrible
5

A N
Washington DC, DC15 contributions
Recommended
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
Gran Gala Flamenco in Teatre Poliorama
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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fiftyplusdave
Lancashire15 contributions
A nice show but certainly not vfm
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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JH_10999
Nashua, NH339 contributions
Fun Guitar & Flamenco show
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
54 contributions
Escape Show at Teatre Poliorama - Long and boring collective quiz game on Saturdays
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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L F
Short Hills, NJ24 contributions
Opera y Flamenco - it's a show for tourists
Sep 2016 • Couples
If you like real opera and enjoy hearing the human voice without amplification, avoid this show. Everything is miked, the two opera singers (soprano and tenor) were downright horrible, and the operatic selections bore little or no relation to the flimsy story the show attempted to tell. The three flamenco dancers - one female, two male - were impressive. The musicians and other singers were okay, though the amplification seemed unnecessary. Had our schedule permitted, I would have chosen to attend the "Gran Gala Flamenco" show that the same company puts on in a different and - judging from the photo in the brochure - much nicer theater and without some misunderstood operatic arias.
Written September 17, 2016
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Vivek G
Pune, India146 contributions
First Flamenco
Aug 2016 • Couples
All right, so locals and tourists will tell you that Flamenco is not what it used to be in the good old days, or that opera and flamenco don't jell, whatever..... If you're a first timer in Barcelona like we were, then a flamenco evening is a must and we thoroughly enjoyed ours at the Teatre Poliorama. We were given a good discount and, when we realized our view was obstructed by some burly men in front of us, the staff were so prompt in letting us move to the front at no extra charge before the show started. We thoroughly enjoyed the GranGala Flamenco. The opera had a Moroccan/Algerian music touch, the guitar was fabulous and the dancers, (especially the long-haired man) were simply exquisite. See any flamenco but do see one, and the Teatre Poliorama does not disappoint.

Tip: Use a proper DSLR camera without flash and without backlight LED (never a smartphone) to click pics in the interludes so you don't bother people around you.
Written September 14, 2016
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rusty45
New York City, NY31 contributions
Very missable
Aug 2016
This was a waste of precious time in my Barcelona visit. I have seen much better flamenco dancing and heard much better opera singing. The theatre building is a stunning piece of architecture inside which is a modern seating plan with absolutely no atmosphere. There are no other facilities within, you can't even buy a drink. There are numerous venues showing flamenco music and dance.
Written August 29, 2016
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Peter S
Stockholm, Sweden77 contributions
The theather was on fire tonight
Aug 2016 • Couples
Flamenco!
I had not expected such a show.
Feating Chicuelo on amazing, absolute world class spanish guitar, the dancers were literally giving 200%! The whole band and dancers delivered amazing dynamics and on beat flamenco. This was worth every minute. A memory for life.

Written August 9, 2016
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Babette G
Arles, France10 contributions
Opera y Flamenco - wailing cats and unrecognisable arias. Another tourist rip-off.
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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