Frequent Asked Questions
Box Office Timetable
Monday to Friday from 11am to 8pm.
Saturdays from 11am to 6pm. The day's performance will be open until it starts.
Sundays and festives closed (The day's performance will be open from 2 hours before the perfomance starts, 1 hour for El Petit Liceu)
By phone at 902 78 73 97 (Monday to Friday from 10am to 6.30pm.)
Other sales outlets
Up to 1½ hours before the performance before the performance:
You can print out tickets at home from Your Account on the website or download them to your mobile phone or Passbook.
The number of tickets available can vary because when subscribers exchange their tickets, their seats are left vacant.
Discounts apply only to shows that are part of the Liceu's own programme. They do not apply to events staged by other organizations or Petit Liceu shows.
Disabled people in wheelchairs
Up to 80% discount on the price of tickets/subscriptions
50% discount for the accompanying person
An area of the stalls (zone 3) is set aside exclusively at all shows. Space is limited.
Persons aged 65 or over, the unemployed, and holders of a disabled person's card
30% discount on the day of the show anywhere in the opera house. Appropriate ID must be shown.
Exclusively from the Liceu box office. Appropriate ID must be shown (maximum 2 tickets per person)
Persons under 35
50% discount on the day of the show anywhere in the opera house. Exclusively from the Liceu box office. Appropriate ID must be shown (maximum 2 tickets per person)
Students and those under 30
Starting 3 hours before the start of the show, flat rate of 30 € per seat anywhere in the opera house. Exclusively from the box office. (1 ticket per person).
Exclusively from the Liceu box office, on the day of the show. Appropriate ID must be shown.
Carnet Jove (Catalan government youth card)
Starting 3 hours before the show, flat rate of 30 € anywhere in the opera house. Exclusively from the box office. (1 ticket per person)
Starting 36 hours before the show begins, 30% discount (zones 3 to 8). Online sales only. (Maximum 2 tickets per person).
Starting 36 hours before the show begins, 2 tickets for the price of 1 anywhere in the opera house. Online sales only. (Maximum 2 tickets per person).
Tickets can be neither exchanged nor refunded. The cost of tickets will be returned only if the show is cancelled.
The Liceu offers everyone a range of gift products to enable people to discover and enjoy the thrill of opera.
Gift cheque from 20 €
Available online, from the box office and through authorized outlets.
By bus numbers V13 and 59
By Metro Line 3 (Liceu station). Trains run: Monday to Thursday, Sunday and holidays, until 12 midnight. Friday and the eve of a public holiday: until 2 am. Saturday: round-the-clock.
Bicing: Station 55 – La Rambla, 80
Plaça de la Gardunya s/n. Discounts for members of the Liceu audience.
SABA Plaça de Catalunya s/n
SABA Av. De la Catedral s/n
La Rambla, 31
La Rambla, 26
The Liceu offers a briefing session in the Foyer before the start of each dramatized opera performance. It begins 45 minutes before the show and attendance is free for all members of the audience. In Catalan.
Members of the audience can obtain a cast sheet (free of charge) and a printed programme.
Detailed information can also be found in Cast and Creators on the web site.
There are no rules about style of dress.
The audience can enter the opera house 1 hour before the start of the show to enable them to attend the briefing session held in the Foyer before each dramatized opera performance and make use of other services. The briefing session starts 45 minutes before curtain-up.
Once the performance has begun, entry to the auditorium (including boxes and anterooms) is not permitted. However, there is a room where you can watch the performance on a screen until the interval and then you can take your seat.
Anyone who leaves the auditorium while the performance is underway must remain outside until the interval, or until authorized to enter by the artistic director's department.
Audiodescription service for blind and visually impaired persons.
Every season the Liceu offers a limited number of seats equipped with an audiodescription (plot narration) system for those with sight impairment.
For information and tickets, apply to associations for the blind (ONCE or Associació de Discapacitats Visuals de Catalunya).
The Liceu is equipped with a sound-amplification system for persons with hearing aids or cochlear implants. The system is always in operation but it should be noted that not all seats have 100% coverage.
Apropa Cultura es un programa de inclusión social que favorece la asistencia y participación en la programación de los principales equipamientos culturales de Cataluña para fortalecer las experiencias vitales de los colectivos más vulnerables y hacer realidad el derecho a la cultura para todos . El Gran Teatre del Liceu forma parte permitiendo a las entidades y asociaciones usuarias de disfrutar de una selección de óperas, danza, conciertos y recitales, los espectáculos familiares y escolares del Petit Liceu. Además, la propuesta del Liceu en Apropa Cultura incluye la asistencia a determinados ensayos generales, visitas guiadas y actividades como L'Òpera una emoció y Entra dins del Liceu. Más información.
Cloakroom service is free for members of the audience. The cloakroom is located in the lobby. Those who do not have tickets to a box with an anteroom must deposit bulky items such as large bags, backpacks, umbrellas, helmets and coats in the cloakroom. Items left in the cloakroom may be inspected for security reasons.
Surtitles are provided at all operas to help the audience to follow the plot. Titles adapted from the libretto appear in Catalan on the screen above the stage.
Titles in Catalan, Spanish and English are also provided on the small screens on the back of each seat.
In zones without visibility, or with limited visibility, the show can be watched live on monitors. The front rows of the upper tiers are not equipped with individual screens.
This service is offered by the Liceu free of charge. It does not affect the price of tickets. If it fails to operate correctly or is interrupted, no claim can be made.
A medical service is at the audience's disposal at all performances.
On performance days, from one hour before the curtain goes up to the end of the last interval, in the Mirror Room and the Foyer, and on the 4th floor.
Dinner during the interval
In the Foyer (advance booking required).
Meal delivery to box anterooms
Advance booking required.
Children below 14 must be accompanied by an adult.
At opera performances, symphony concerts and recitals, only children over 5 are admitted to the auditorium.
At other performances (ballets, Christmas concert, etc.), children aged 3 and over will be admitted, provided the show starts no later than 7 pm.
Free tickets to Petit Liceu performances can be obtained for children aged 2 or under provided they do not occupy a seat. They cannot sit in the front rows of the upper tiers for safety reasons.
Tickets must be purchased for children aged 3 or more.
At events not organized by the Liceu, the policy regarding minors will be determined by the promoter.
It is advisable for minors to sit in boxes or in seats by the side aisles of the stalls so that they can leave the auditorium easily.
It is also advisable for minors not to sit in the upper tiers, especially the front rows.
Regular Seat Subscriptions
These are the traditional Liceu subscriptions. Holders occupy the same seat at all performances. They choose a series of shows. Each series is associated with a particular day of the week and includes between 4 and 11 performances. There are three types: Full Season Subscriptions (11 performances), Partial Subscriptions (7 performances) and Budget Subscriptions (5 performances).
These are "made to measure" subscriptions. Holders choose their titles and the zone where they want to sit for each. There are two formats: Flexible Season Subscriptions (9 or more performances) or Flexible Partial Subscriptions (5-8 performances).
“Initiation to Opera” Budget Subscriptions
These are made up of shows specially selected as an introduction to opera. The number of shows included each year may vary from 3 to 5.
The retail price of subscriptions is calculated by applying a discount to the total price of the tickets included. The discount varies according to the type of subscription.
Full Season: 4% discount
Partial: 2% discount
Budget: 15% discount
Subscription prices for each series can be found in the tables.
In addition, loyalty discounts are applied to these prices according to length of tenure.
Two discount rates, depending on the formula chosen:
Flexible Partial Subscriptions: 8% discount
Flexible Season Subscriptions: 12% discount
There are extra discounts on the PE series of performances, which is an “Initiation to Opera” Budget Subscription. In addition to the 15% discount on standard Budget Subscriptions, young people may be entitled to extra reductions:
Below 18 years 50% discount
From 18 to 24 35% discount
From 25 to 29 25% discount
There are extra discounts on the PE series of performances which is an “Initiation to Opera” Budget Subscription. In addition to the 15% discount on standard Budget Subscriptions, seniors may be entitled to extra reductions:
Holders of the Targeta Rosa (senior ID card offering free or reduced travel) issued by Barcelona City Council or Barcelona Metropolitan Area: 30% discount
Retired persons living outside the Barcelona Metropolitan Area: if they can demonstrate that their household income from all sources (pensions, allowances and other sources) is less than double the IPREM (public multi-purpose income indicator), they are entitled to the same discount as holders of the Targeta Rosa.
To qualify for this discount, the subscription must be purchased at the box office and relevant accreditation must be shown.
Regular Seat Subscriptions are renewed automatically but a 10% deposit is required before the renewal can be formalized. Subscriptions are initially renewed for the same seat as previously but a change of seat may be requested during the period set aside for changes.
The Liceu, for organizational reasons, cannot guarantee renewal of the previous seat. If this proves impossible, another similar seat will be offered.
Flexible Subscriptions are not automatically renewed. New performances and seats must be chosen each season.
Performances included in a subscription can be exchanged for a different performance of the same title. If a more expensive seat is chosen, the subscriber must pay the difference.
The first such change is free of charge for Regular Seat Subscribers. However, there will be a charge of 5 € for any subsequent change affecting the same title, and for changes to performances included in Flexible Subscriptions.
Subscribers can also dispose of unoccupied seats and recover part of the cost through the Vacant Seat Service. This applies only to subscriptions paid by direct debit.
You can offer your ticket for sale through Your Account on the web site or at the box office any time from one week before the first performance of the title to 24 hours before your particular show begins.
If your ticket is not sold, you can recover it up to 1 hour before the start of the performance.
If a seat left vacant by a subscriber is sold, the Liceu will refund 50% of the ticket price, minus VAT and a handling charge.
You can print out your ticket by entering Your Account or go to the box office with your identity card or passport and ask them to print the ticket to your next performance (charge: 1 € per ticket).
If you think you will not find your card again, you must ask for a duplicate. This can be done online or at the box office. The charge for issuing a new card is 10 €.
Opting out of performances
In order to adapt Full Season, Partial and Budget Subscriptions to individual tastes, holders can opt out of certain performances during the prescribed period. The number depends on the type of subscription.
Full Season Subscriptions: you can opt out of 2 performances
Partial Subscriptions: you can opt out of 2 performances
Budget Subscriptions: you can opt out of 1 performance.
Vacant Seat Service
Holders of Regular Seat Subscriptions can dispose of unoccupied seats and recover part of the cost. This applies only to subscriptions paid by direct debit.
If a seat left vacant by a subscriber is sold, the Liceu will refund 50% of the price, minus VAT and a handling charge.
If the seat is not sold, the subscriber can recover it up to 1 hour before the start of the performance.