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.
Lliure and University
UB and Teatre Lliure awards
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. From the second call of this year, the scope of research is extended to all work related to masters from institutions linked to the UB, both masters and degree.
On the one hand, the call for the Award for Best Final Work of Degree (TFG) of contemporary theater studies is promoted and, on the other, the Award for Best Final Work of Master (TFM) on this same area. The organisation of this second edition of both awards is again supported by the Facultat de Filologia i Comunicació, the Vice-rectorat de Recerca de la Universitat de Barcelona and the Fundació Teatre Lliure - Teatre Públic de Barcelona.
Deathline: May 20 2022
Call for TFG
Call for TFM
Theater on doctor's order
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.
A collaboration agreement was signed with the UOC on 17/03/22 to organise a pioneering study in Catalonia on the health benefits of the performing arts, involving patients at the Hospital de Sant Pau in Barcelona suffering from mild cognitive impairment.
The researchers who will be carrying out this study are Marco Calabria and Francesco Ciongoli, who are members of the Cognitive NeuroLab research group at the UOC. Calabria was involved in designing the research, and facilitated the relationship with the Hospital de Sant Pau to find the participants. Ciongoli was involved in selecting the sample, and will be monitoring the patients and the assessments before and after seeing the productions. The study has begun with the first group of patients, who went to see Crim i càstig [Crime and punishment].
The first results are expected to be available in late 2022.
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:
Thinking with Things
IT Teatre project
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:
IT Teatre project with Fabrice Murgia