The precinct offers a long list of venues for holding intimate concerts, but also the Main Square, the ideal setting for a large-format musical event (up to 5,000 people)
You are looking for a different and original place for a live performance? Poble Espanyol will surprise you: in addition of being a cultural and touristic reference, it is also one of the favourite options concerning renting venues for concerts in Barcelona. Both national and international artists choose us every year to celebrate their shows in Barcelona.
There are many reasons and we explain them to you in the following lines: an emblematic space at the open-air, with high capacity, near the centre, with a technical infrastructure that fits perfectly to such events, with excellent acoustics and flexibility because we don’t have exclusivity with any suppliers.
In the open air and far from the traffic, Poble Espanyol’s Main Square has excellent acoustics. In fact, it is one of the classic locations of the summer concerts in the city of Barcelona.
There’s no need for special permits or to hire generators and the times are flexible.
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The largest and most emblematic space in the precinct adapts to any type of event and activity, whether by day or by night. A replica of the Castilian square of Riaza in Segovia, it’s ideal for large festivals, street parties, concerts, banquets, film shoots, etc. It’s one of Barcelona's most exceptional open-air venues, but it can also be covered if necessary.Main Square >
Spacious, airy and versatile, the Marquee reliably performs several functions: banquet and conference hall, film or television set, catwalk, etc.The marquee and picnic area >
An example of Romanesque monastic architecture, it is made up of a conjunction of elements from different Catalan monasteries and surrounded by gardens with impressive views over Barcelona. It has a chapel, a cloister, a hall for banquets or meetings, a sculpture garden and an independent entrance that permits maximum exclusivity and privacy.Monastery of Sant Miquel >
Very near the Monastery of Sant Miquel there are two venues where nature and art blend harmoniously thanks to the presence of various sculptures by 20th-centry Spanish artists. Both Bulwark Square and the Sculpture Garden provide spectacular views of Barcelona. The two open-air venues are an incomparable setting for small-format concerts and cocktail parties, among other possibilities.Baluard and Sculpture Garden >
Poble Espanyol includes a great diversity of venues. So why not plan an event that uses them all? Exclusively hiring the entire precinct enables you to hold very large corporate events and offer a different activity which is sure to surprise those attending. This possibility, which includes the use of the precinct’s restaurants if you so wish, offers maximum privacy.The entire precinct >
In Poble Espanyol there is a theatre where shows can be put on, of course, but which can also be used as an auditorium for presentations of products or castings, etc. The venue has a large stage, a large-format screen and an audio system.Theatre Venue >
One of the buildings looking onto the precinct's Main Square houses this large room ideal for meetings, conferences and other professional events. One of its features is that it is located in the Cookiteca venue, meaning that the planned event can easily be combined with an original and amusing culinary activity.Cookiteca Room >
At El Poble Espanyol we do not have exclusive rights with any providers
The Main Square, for major concerts
The Main Square is our major space at the open-air for large-format musical events in Barcelona, a unique and incomparable setting in which both artists and audience will think they are at the heart of a Spanish town, since the building is inspired by the Main Square of Riaza, in Segovia.
Its technical credentials convince any type of musical promoters interested in renting venues for concerts in Barcelona. In total, more than 2,000 m2, with a maximum capacity of 5,200 standing people or 1,800 sitting people for an auditorium format event. The Orbit stage, of 15m long, well integrated into the space, has a roofing system that not only stands out for its aesthetics and for bearing large amounts of weight, but also because it protects in case of inclement weather thanks to its visor.
Concerts only in summer are over! In addition of enjoying the place at the open-air during spring and summer, the Hivernacle is set up in autumn and winter, a transparent, and diaphanous structure, full of plants and totally air-conditioned, unique in Barcelona.
The marquee, for more intimate concerts
If the Main Square is the best option for multitudinous concerts, the marquee of Poble Espanyol is the most suitable for intimate shows: the capacity is more limited, but in return, there is a greater closeness between artists and public, in a relaxed atmosphere where the audience use to sitting.
Its capacity is more than 800 sitting people in an area of more than 670 m2. In addition, it has an annex picnic area that can be used for additional services of the concerts, like merchandising stands. The marquee has air conditioning and a private access from the outside of the precinct, which make it ideal for private shows.
Artists who performed in Poble Espanyol venues
Many artists chose Poble Espanyol to organise their concerts: from greatest stars of the national and international scene, to lesser known musicians, with the same needs of quality and technical efficiency. Large festivals of more than dozens of bands are also common there.
Among the stars who came here stand out B.B. King, Bob Dylan, Mark Knopfler, Neil Young or Björk, among lots more.
Advantages of our renting venues for concerts in Barcelona
Poble Espanyol is an emblematic place concerning renting venues for concerts in Barcelona. Performing in this magic environment of large capacity, built in 1929, which is today more alive than ever, is a unique experience according to the artists who entered our stages.
As mentioned at the beginning, the proximity of the centre is another of the advantages we offer, since Poble Espanyol is located in the mountain of Monjuïc, very well connected, regardless of the elected means of transport: a few 700 metres from the metro station Pl. Espanya, with connection to the FGC system (train) and many bus lines with stop right in front of the precinct. At the back of Poble Espanyol, there is a private parking for those who prefer to come with their own vehicle.
In addition, Poble offers you the basic additional services for a good organisation of the event: cleaning staff, security staff and coordination, without suppliers’ exclusivity for technical or sponsor issues.
For all of it, Poble Espanyol is always one of the favourite option among promoters, concerning renting venues for concerts in Barcelona. If you also want to organise a show in a unique environment, please get in touch with us.