Sant Llorenç will host elPetit, a theater festival for early childhood.


From November 24 to 27 the Espai 36 Centre Cultural in Sant Llorenç des Cardassar will host an extensive program of national and international theater for children aged 0 to 5 and their families, thanks to the support of Sa Xerxa de Teatre Infantil i Juvenil de les Illes Balears. This array of theatrical proposals is part of the 19th edition of the Festival elPetit, which this year includes around 120 performances at 29 venues in 13 cities, such as Sabadell, Barcelona, Lleida, Madrid, Benicàssim, or Sant Llorenç.

The project was born in 2005 at laSala in Sabadell with the aim of creating the country’s first international festival exclusively dedicated to the arts for early childhood, and year after year, it has expanded. In 2023, it will take place from November 11 to 27 and, specifically in Sant Llorenç, it will encompass the last weekend.

ElPetit imatge recurs
ElPetit 2022. Artur Gavalda’s image.

The elPetit Festival, where imagination takes flight.

At Espai 36, a family workshop titled Paisatges. Experiència artística by Creamoviment is scheduled for Friday, November 24, at 5:00 p.m., an artistic dance proposal that arises from the desire to explore and investigate with the body through play. On Saturday morning, the show Paisatges by Cramoviment can be enjoyed at 10:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. The next day, on November 26, two performances at 4:30 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. of UP! by Lagunarte (France), a solo performance of voice and objects that is a metaphor for personal construction, are scheduled.

In addition, school performances and training sessions for teachers have been organized. To allow all school students to see the festival’s theatrical pieces, two school sessions of Paisatges are planned for Friday, November 24, and two of UP! on Monday, November 27. As for the training, the project Mestres que es mouen, aimed at nursery and preschool teachers, and the workshop on rhythmic games, movement, and vocal practice Grow up! by Kristof Hiriart (Basque Country) will be held. Within the framework of the Teatre per a tothom program, the social aspect of Sa Xerxa supported by the La Caixa Social Work, an intergenerational performance of Contes meravellosos, by the Catalan company Teatre Nu, will take place at the Sant Llorenç day center for its users and a school group.

el petit, Teatre Nu

Entrance is required for all performances, although some are free, and can be reserved through the Espai 36 website:

9 November 2023. Press conference of elPetit in Sant Llorenç.


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