This is a preview of the content in our Barcelona Art & Culture app. Get the app to:
  • Read offline
  • Remove ads
  • Access all content
  • Use the in-app Map to find sites, and add custom locations (your hotel...)
  • Build a list of your own favourites
  • Search the contents with full-text search functionality
  • ... and more!
iOS App Store Google Play

Antic Teatre

As edgy as it gets

Courtyard bar

The Antic goes back to 1879. Architect Joan Martorell, who founded it, sure wouldn't recognize the place today. The current incarnation was a squatter community until it went legitimate a few years ago.

Now it's a hyper-modern, prize-winning space for contemporary art in all its forms. They're into 'new languages of the body and of movement, new dramaturgies and new technologies'. Anything that's new and experimental, in fact. There are galleries, with temporary exhibitions, shows of all sorts. In the past they have put on festivals of electronic music and short films.

To enjoy a performance or the lovely courtyard bar, a nominal membership fee is necessary.

Practical Info Practical Info icon

C/ Verdaguer 12

Adm Most tickets start at around €7.50

metro: Urquinaona



+34 93 315 23 54

Nightlife & Performance

La Ribera / El Born


Text © Dana Facaros & Michael Pauls

Image by Antic Teatre