Theatre, opera, concert – Mallorca’s cultural environment
Travellers love to praise Mallorca’s landscape, the Tramuntana Mountains, the almond, olive and orange plantations, the wine-growing areas, the charming villages and the small fishing ports. Mallorca’s cultural environment is less well known because theatres and concert halls only offer a small programme when most tourists are on the island in summer. Yet the range of performing arts venues is almost unmanageable for an island with a population of around 900,000. In Palma alone there are a dozen theatres, of which we would like to introduce you here to the Auditórium, the Teatre Principal, the Trui Teatre and the Teatre Municipal Xesc Forteza.
There are also countless smaller and larger stages throughout the island, for example in the towns of Santanyí, Calvià, Muro, Vilafranca de Bonany, Son Servera, Alaro, Artà, Capdepera, Petra, Andratx and Cala Millor. These houses are well attended and show the great interest and participation of Mallorcans in culture. In times of the Covid19 pandemic, many of the venues were closed and Mallorca’s artists admirably proved how “systemically relevant” they are by finding many new ways to meet the needs of their appreciative audiences. Musicians and theatre groups found new stages during this period – outdoors, on the beach, in patios in market squares. This article aims to introduce you to some of Mallorca’s most important performance venues.