4 essential Mallorcan theatre groups
How about watching a play while you have a drink? In Palma the bars have become the stage for a lot of writers’ theatrical performances. It is not unusual to enter a bar and to find yourself in the middle of a theatrical performance. If you want to arrange alternative things to do in Palma, these are the 4 main Mallorcan theatre groups that you can’t miss on your 5-star holiday.
- Trampa room. Palma’s very best improvisation theatre Is located in an old bar in the centre of Palma and every evening the Sala Trampa is filled with spectators eager to attend a new session of the best and one of the most entertaining improvised theatres in Mallorca. The actors interact with the audience in a one-hour show full of laughter. The Mallorcan artist Diego Ingold was one of the pioneers in starting off this type of theatre in the Balearic Islands, which has definitely been a great success.
- Barra Theatre. Its beginning in 2015 marked a before and after in the history of Mallorcan micro-theatre. This theatrical style began by being performed in the bars of Santa Catalina, one of Palma’s trendy neighbourhoods. Today it is celebrated in the typical bars of Palma old town and each performance deals with a different theme. A positive aspect of this theatrical initiative is that all the works that are performed have been selected earlier via a competition open to anyone who is interested in participating.
- The Somni Productions. This theatrical company has the main aim of bringing their work to the public through interaction. The group, which was founded in 2011, chooses picturesque places in the city of Palma such as squares, factories, schools and cultural centres, to perform their works.
- Improvisanta This is an amusing group of fun improvisation theatre performers that began their performances in the Santa Bar, a place in the old town of Palma, which they ran themselves. With an ingenious way of bringing about interaction with the public, this company has grown over the years and at present it performs in the Backstage room, near Playa de Palma.
Alternative theatre is a highly recommended choice if you are planning a cultural trip to Palma. And these theatre companies are an example of Mallorcan commitment to culture and a very enjoyable thing to do during the winter and spring months.