Premium Tour Backstage

Hours: Pre-arranged visits for groups on specified dates and at fixed times.

Telephone: 93 485 99 31

Would you like to find out what the Liceu hides backstage?

You will discover the private areas of the Liceu in the company of a specialist guide.

The stage, the largest area of the complex, is the nucleus around which the whole building is organized. It is equipped for performances of opera, dance, recitals and symphonic concerts. The orchestra pit is the space in which the Liceu Symphony Orchestra performs. The orchestra and the choir are the Liceu’s two permanently employed groups of artists.

Beneath the stage and with a depth of 16 meters, the trap room provides space for storage and for mounting sets. At this level one you can see the mechanized mobile platforms for shifting large-scale sets, thus making it possible to program several shows simultaneously.

The tour also includes the dressing rooms, rehearsal rooms and other spaces. This is the true heart of the Liceu and the best way to come closer to the fascinating world of opera.


Although the Backstage Premium Tours are usually  for groups maximum 20 people, this season the Liceu organizes a backstage tour usually the first Sunday of every month at 9.15am, so that people can join the tour individually. The dates are:

12th June 2016

3th July 2016

7th August 2016

During the tour, you will visit the stage, rehearsal rooms, dressing rooms, wardrobe department and the characterization room. The tour does not include any of the theatre’s public spaces (Auditorium, Hall of Mirrors or Foyer).

This is not a suitable tour for people with reduced mobility. Under-14s are not allowed on the tour.

The price for this tour is 18€ per person.


Visits from 16 to 22 May 2016

Visits from 23 to 29 May 2016

NOTE: From 1st May 2016 to 1st September 2016 (both included), the Theatre will no offer guided tours. These will be replaced with express tours.