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Where to enjoy the best amateur show in Barcelona's theatres

The theatre is a form of performing arts that's become popular and versatile, which is why many amateur actors try their hands on this type of entertainment. But often, it can fall short of professionals who have much more experience in dramatic acting. Barcelona has different theatres where you can enjoy lots of popular cultural shows. There are numerous amateur groups rehearsing on stage to surprise their audience. Here are some of the venues that host amateur shows.

El Teatro Lluïsos (also called Lluïsos d'Horta) is one of the best theatres that stages spectacles of all kinds, including theatrical performances by amateur actors. It is situated on Feliu and Codina Street, very close to Paseo de Fabra i Puig. The thematic variety and number of notable shows are its main features, while its cast of participants is made up of people of all ages, including children. The institution that runs this theatre is of the same name and has more than 150 years of activity under its belt. The upcoming programmes are scheduled for 2nd and 8th October.

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Another association that's doing a great job in spreading the theatrical hobby is the c, with its headquarters being located in Joan Gamper Street. Various amateur productions are made at this theatre during the year. The schedule is also updated very frequently, however, it is advisable to book tickets on the website of the theatre in order to keep up with the high influx of customer demands. The group of actors usually work on adaptations that are specifically created for each performance.

To broaden your choice of theatres across the border, consider visiting the Centro Cívico Cotxeres Borrell. This is a large complex in Viladomat Street, opposite Paralelo Avenue. Its schedule includes comedy performances, dramas, circus shows and even musicals. In fact, the Centro Cívico Cotxeres Borrell also organises performances by professional actors, although their fame is mainly from their huge followers.

And we close this article with a century-old institution, Foment Martinenc. Headquartered in Provença Street, it organises various nature activities (hiking, chess championships, workshops of all kinds ...), including 'amateur' theatrical training. The section responsible for managing the theatrical performances is known as Abraxas Teatro. It is famous for organising the successful Amateur Theatre Contest (Concurso de Teatro Amateur). This contest consists of a whopping twenty six editions, the last of which took place between January and March this year and offered eight different representations.

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