Palma’s Teatre Principal improves its infrastructures thanks to European funds managed by the ICIB

Feb 3, 2023 | Current affairs, Featured, Revista Lloseta, Thursday Daily Bulletin, Tradition

Today the minister visited Palma’s Teatre Principal, one of the beneficiaries of a 1.2-million-euro line of funding to modernise stage and musical facilities on the Balearic Islands.

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Palma’s Teatre Principal improves infrastructures

The councillor for European Funds, University and Culture, Miquel Company, today visited the facilities of Palma’s Teatre Principal, one of the 20 beneficiaries of the 1.2-million-euro line of European funds earmarked for investment projects in stage and music infrastructures on the Balearic Islands, which is managed by the Institute of Cultural Industries of the Balearic Islands (ICIB).

“These investments modernise the cultural map of the Balearic Islands with theatres and auditoriums of diverse ownership and will allow us to provide a better service to artists and spectators with a reduction in consumption, greater efficiency and digitalisation thanks to the European funds”, explained Company, accompanied during the visit by the managing director of the ICIB, Cristina Llambias; the vice-president of the Consell de Mallorca, Bel Busquets; and the managing director of the Teatre Principal de Palma, Josep R. Cerdà.

The project to improve Palma’s Teatre Principal has been allocated 59,600 euros, which will enable the venue to be upgraded with the latest lighting technology and expand its equipment. It will be fitted with more efficient equipment, such as LED lights, to continue on the path of improving environmental sustainability.
This investment will bring a modernisation of the equipment to make shows more complex and sustainable.

The ICIB has already resolved the first call for 720,889 euros and has published a second call for 524,283 euros to continue modernising and promoting sustainable management of theatres, auditoriums, circus tents, live music venues, rehearsal rooms, stage and musical spaces of theatre, dance, music and circus companies and other multidisciplinary venues.

The list of private beneficiaries of the first call includes the Trui Teatre (170,000 euros), the Auditòrium de Palma (76,473 euros); the Associació Alcem el C.I.N.E de Sineu (41,186 euros); Produccions del Mar, based at the Teatre del Mar (8,131 euros) and Estudi Zero Teatre (19,795 euros).

Public beneficiaries include, among others, the FSMAE (Conservatory), Muro Town Hall, Esporles Town Hall, Santa Maria del Camí Town Hall, Fundación Teatro Principal de Maó, Sant Llorenç des Cardassar Town Hall, Pollença Town Hall, Fundación Teatro Principal de Inca, Sant Lluís Town Hall, Fundación Ciutadella Cultura and the Fundación Teatro Principal de Palma. This will enable, for example, the improvement and adaptation of venues such as the Sa Màniga Auditorium, the headquarters of the Pollença Festival, the Albert Camus hall, the Teatro des Born and the Teatro Principal de Palma.