Go directly to content


The Arts Department at La Casa Encendida organises a broad programme of exhibitions, performing arts events, audiovisuals, activities related to literature and philosophy, and workshops and talks, all with the goal of showcasing the new values of contemporary creativity and making them available to the general public. The mission of the Arts Department is to monitor the latest trends and examine the current state of affairs from a critical perspective, with an emphasis on experimentation, reflection, multidisciplinarity and new formats of presentation and production. The department rounds out its services with creative labs, production centres where users are given the tools they need to undertake different types of creative projects.

First Person Madrid 2018

La Casa Encendida welcomes the 3rd First Person Madrid Festival, a leading event featuring creators from different artistic disciplines whose work is based on their own life experiences. Through lectures and talks, these creators will get up close and personal with the audience as they share snippets of their lives.

  • 10 May
    Tom Gauld
    Literature, Talks Tom Gauld

    Scottish draughtsman and illustrator Tom Gauld will tell us about his passion for reading and (…)

    Price: 10.00 €
  • 10 May
    Simon Reynolds
    Literature, Talks Simon Reynolds

    Music critic Simon Reynolds will talk about glam rock, from its early pioneers to its present-day (…)

    Price: 10.00 €
  • 10 May
    Vivian Gornick - Anna Guitart
    Literature, Talks Vivian Gornick - Anna Guitart

    Writer, journalist and essayist Vivian Gornick will tell us about her life and work in an interview (…)

    Price: 10.00 €
Full event pass Price: 10.00 €

Single ticket for the entire festival

Contemporary Film: Under the Influence of Yorgos Lanthimos

In April and May, La Casa Encendida will offer a new film cycle dedicated to the legacy of Yorgos Lanthimos in the output of his contemporaries.

Unalmés From 23 February 2017 to 27 April

From February to June, La Casa Encendida offers a programme of performances—one each month—for audiences of all ages and types, featuring pieces by different artists who work to develop contemporary performing arts languages.

Libros Mutantes 2018. Madrid Art Book Fair

From 20 to 22 April, La Casa Encendida will host a new edition of Libros Mutantes/Mutant Books, the Madrid Art Book Fair. Discover the projects of selected independent publishers, including experimental, self-published and art books, fascinating design and a non-stop programme of talks, workshops, music and other activities.

  • 21 April
    Poetry Slash
    Literature, Talks Poetry Slash

    Join us for a poetry recital where participants will read works generated using code or any other (…)

  • 20 and 21 April
    Mutant Perspectives
    Talks Mutant Perspectives

    The two-day lecture series at Libros Mutantes/Mutant Books, the Madrid Art Book Fair, will feature (…)

  • 20 and 21 April
    Projects, Talks Quiosco

    The mutant space Quiosco returns to Libros Mutantes on Friday with appearances by Portable Print (…)

  • From 20 to 22 April
    fanfare inc. installation
    Projects fanfare inc. installation

    A group research project about design that creates settings for generating and sharing new knowledge (…)

  • 22 April
    Fanzine To Go
    Projects Fanzine To Go

    Create your own fanzine under the expert guidance of five artists and self-publishing professionals (…)