Arts & Culture

FC Barcelona agreement mixes sport and culture

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Spanish football club FC Barcelona has renewed its agreement with the Teatre Nacional de Catalunya (National Theatre of Catalonia), to promote the performing arts. 

The club and the theatre will collaborate over the next three seasons to publicise the different performances that form part of the programme, as well as numerous initiatives that are set to be launched during the partnership.

The theatre’s programme will be revealed on May 29, with the agreement designed to mix culture and sport, benefitting members, players and local residents.

“For FC Barcelona it is a pride to renew this agreement with the Teatre Nacional de Catalunya and continue to collaborate in the promotion of the performing arts, contributing to the joint commitment of the union of sport and culture,” said Joan Laporta, president of FC Barcelona.

“This alliance values the club’s commitment to the promotion of Catalan culture in all its aspects, hand in hand with an entity so rooted in the city of Barcelona, such as the Teatre Nacional de Catalunya.”

Neus Aranda, president of the board of directors at the Teatre Nacional de Catalunya, added: “The TNC and Barça share the feeling of rooting in our country and the universality of culture and sport.”

The renewal was signed in the run-up to a match between Barcelona and Real Sociedad earlier this month at Lluís Companys Olympic Stadium. FC Barcelona has been playing home matches at the stadium while work is undertaken on Camp Nou as part of the Espai Barça project.

The redevelopment of Camp Nou is scheduled to finish in November, expanding the capacity from 98,000 to 105,000.