Antonio Banderas at the 2023 Princess of Asturias Awards for the Arts. EFE
Antonio Banderas school for performing arts to open next year in Malaga

Antonio Banderas school for performing arts to open next year in Malaga

Arts ·

It will be an educational space "for students and teachers" that will occupy more than 8,000 square metres in La Misericordia

Cristina Jiménez


Wednesday, 25 October 2023, 16:39


The performing arts school promoted by Antonio Banderas is beginning to emerge from a bureaucratic tangle. The project, which was scheduled to open this year, will finally open its doors in 2024, according to the CaixaBank Soho Theatre.

Sohrlin was created with the aim of creating an academy, an initiative born from the merger of the Soho company with the production company Merlin, which is directed by the Malaga businessman Domingo Sánchez. It will convert almost 8,000 metres of Misericordia's warehouses into a centre dedicated to production, training and exhibition.

Banderas is clear that he wants to produce local companies and authors. When he announced the launch of this school, Banderas pointed to Malaga talents such as the winner of the Max theatre award for best newcomer, Alessandra García.

Between the two drama schools in Malaga (Esad and Esaem), there are around 1,500 students. The plan is that these students will be able to use the new space to rehearse and practice in a collaboration with the University of Malaga (UMA).

Problems in the processing of the project have meant that it will not see the light of day in 2023, as Banderas had initially announced, but the theatre has confirmed that the educational space will begin to operate "during the course of next year".

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