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Teatre Nacional de Catalunya
Teatre Nacional de Catalunya
City
Country  Spain
Architect Ricardo Bofill
Opened 1996
http://www.tnc.cat

Teatre Nacional de Catalunya (TNC) (English: National Theatre of Catalonia) is a public theatre in Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain created by the Culture Department of the Catalan Government.

The building of the theatre took place from 8 November 1991 to 1996 by the Catalan postmodern architect Ricardo Bofill[1].

The Teatre Nacional de Catalunya is one of Barcelona’s paramount cultural centres. A large staircase leads up to the main building. The huge foyer, the auditorium and the stage with its relevant installations are housed under a single metal gable-roof supported on large three-dimensional trusses and concrete architectural columns. The transparent foyer, draped with greenery, is a meeting place par excellence. The Italianate auditorium is the core of the building, accessed on various levels by a semicircular gallery with staircases at either end, adding a touch of theatricality to the space. The second building houses the storerooms and set workshops. The project includes a repertory theatre (900 seats), an experimental theatre (400 seats), an open-air theatre (400 seats), rehearsal rooms and a bar.

On November 12, 1996 it opened with Àngels a Amèrica (Angels in America) by Tony Kushner, and directed by Josep Maria Flotats. The building, like the Royal National Theatre in the UK, contains three theatre spaces: Sala Gran, Sala Petita and Sala Tallers, showing many different types of productions mainly in the catalan language. Its current artistic director is Sergi Belbel.

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  1. ^ "Teatre Nacional de Catalunya" (HTML). Barcelona City Council. 2003-06-09. http://www.bcn.es/turisme/english/turisme/llocs/07.htm. Retrieved 2008-06-27.  

Coordinates: 41°23′59″N 2°11′10″E / 41.39972°N 2.18611°E / 41.39972; 2.18611

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