Lliure and University

Lliure and University

The Lliure links up with several university centres to open up ways of collaboration from the theatre with students of all ages. We are currently working with Universitat Oberta de Catalunya (UOC), Universitat Pompeu Fabra (UPF), Universitat de Barcelona (UB), Escola Superior de Música de Catalunya (ESMUC), Institut del Teatre de la Diputació de Barcelona (ITB), Escola Eina and other international university centres.

  • A wide variety of approaches and methodologies on the impact of the arts on improving health have shown numerous benefits of this binomial: the arts reinforce the critical turn of mind to improve the promotion of healthy habits; they slow the onset of dementia and age-related physical impairment; they help in the treatment and management of mental illness, noncommunicable diseases and neurological disorders, and also significantly improve care in acute and end-of-life illnesses.

    Within this framework, and with the specific aim of fostering links between theatre and health, the UOC Universitat Oberta de Catalunya and the Teatre Lliure, in partnership with the Apropa Cultura programme are implementing the pilot plan Theatre on doctor’s orders, which will be carried out between 2020 and 2022. The design of the initiatives in the pilot plan will be decided upon after an analysis of the needs of the target group, in partnership with the health professionals and the patients themselves. An experience
    successfully undertaken and evaluated in several countries, which could be replicated in Catalonia, has been selected as a preliminary proposal.

    Theatre on doctor’s orders takes the form of a general practitioner’s prescription for patients with mental illnesses (dementia, autism, depression, feeling of loneliness or social isolation, etc.) instructing them to attend various theatrical performances. These performances will be adapted in order to provide appropriate to suit the audience, with a series of relaxed sessions within the season’s usual programming. The experience will be investigated and documented by academics in this research area, who will also compile socio-cultural indicators in order to assess whether objectives set have been achieved.

  • Alliance between the Faculty of Philology and Communication of the UB and the Teatre Lliure to give knowledge of research and teaching on theater studies. The master’s degree CRIC, the Contemporary British Theatre Barcelona Research Group and the Teatre Lliure promote the awards for the best TFG and TFM in contemporary theatre studies.

    With the aim of promoting research in the field of contemporary theatre studies, the Màster de Construcció i Representació d'Identitats Culturals (CRIC), the consolidated research group Contemporary British Theatre Barcelona -both belonging to the Faculty of Philology and Communication of the UB- and the Teatre Lliure launched in the 20/21 season two initiatives aimed at awarding the best research carried out by undergraduate and master’s students.

    This agreement between some of the leading actors in the field of research and promotion of the performing arts in Catalonia materialized in the call for two awards that recognize and encourage research in the field of contemporary theatre.

    On the one hand, the call for the Award for Best Final Degree Work (TFG) of contemporary theatre studies was promoted and, on the other, the Award for Best Final Degree Work (TFM) was created on this same subject. The organization of this first edition of both awards was supported by the Faculty of Philology and Communication, the Vice-rectorate of Research of the University of Barcelona and the Fundació Teatre Lliure - Teatre Públic de Barcelona.

    The delivery of both awardswill take place in November 2021.

  • As every year, the Teatre Lliure organises international workshops for students from various educational centres in the city, in collaboration with universities from Europe. The exchange of knowledge between foreign teachers and local students is one of the priorities of Lliure’s relationship with the University.

    The first workshop of the 21/22 season is:

  • For the second consecutive season, the Lliure hosts and co-produces with the Institut del Teatre de la Diputació de Barcelona the annual show of the IT Teatre project, an initiative that brings the graduates of the Institut into contact with contemporary artists from all over Europe.

    The proposal for teh 21/22 Season is: