It is one of those unexpected secrets of Lavapiés. The theater was formed in 1988 and is dedicated to promoting young artists of scenic arts, mastering plays, performances, dances, cabarets and shows for children. Lavapiés has two: Teatro Valle-Inclán (national theater) and this, less known place.
It is a treasure. I have been there on several occasions; some plays, a series of dance shows and some events of poetry, as already mentioned in one of the previous articles. Their repertoire covers all theater genres and artists working there are usually very progressive and innovative.
It just depends what do you like and how do you like your play. Admirers of the old Elizabethan Theater style of performance could be appalled, to put it gently. They change the programme very often, so, whenever you go, you can find something interesting.
Theater premises also offer a nice bar just before entering the big hall. I like to come a bit early to have a beer before or after the show. Usually they also have very tasty argentinian empanadas. The room, where the bar is, is also a gallery for unknown and progressing painters, and even more it has a small stage, so it really gives you a feeling of a theater.
A nice addition to their activities are acting classes and everybody is welcome.