“La Casa del Portera” (the concierge’s house) is a theater like you would never imagine.
It all began when one of the most promising young theater groups in Madrid rehabilitated the concierge’s house of an apartment building in La Latina and transformed it into a theater. As they present themselves: it is a private and independent artistic initiative. They are discovering scenic arts through a new dimension as they are operating in a hundred square meters flat.
I am a fan of these new theatrical experiments, such as “Microteatro por dinero“, but I have never seen and felt anything like it. You can feel the emotion of the performers in front of you, while you as a silent audience also become part of the play. Their movements and gestures are so close that your reaction in here will be much deeper than in a traditional theater, it was a complete new thrilling experience for me.
There are in total 25 spectators per show, seated around the living room, facing the center of the living room where the play will take place. If you are interested, first you have to make a reservation by phone, then you go to Calle Abades nº24, you ring the door at Bajo Derecha, and you are welcomed in. You can check their monthly programme at their website.