Ten Minutes Of Fun In Madrid's Micro Theatre For Money

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Spectators queue up to buy a ticket for a one of the micro theater... News PhotoBuying,Horizontal,Human Interest,Leisure Activity,Lifestyles,Madrid,Spain,Spectator,Ticket,Waiting In LinePhotographer Collection: Getty Images News 2012 Getty ImagesMADRID, SPAIN - DECEMBER 15: Spectators queue up to buy a ticket for a one of the micro theater shows at the 'Micro Teatro por Dinero' on December 15, 2012 in Madrid, Spain. In November 2009, fifty artists presented a theatre project in the thirteen rooms of a former brothel, two weeks before its demolition, with each function lasting less than 10 minutes. The initiative was a huge success, with more people queueing up outside than could enter. Today's 'Micro Theatre For Money' is named after the former brothel on Ballesta Street, and offers a cheap and original way for going out at night, especially in times of financial hardship. With each show priced at 4 Euros, over 150,000 spectators have already attended performances at the tiny theatre in the Malasana area. Anyone can submit a project to be chosen to perform for a month in one of the five tiny rooms in the basement of the theatre, making it an ideal platform for young Spanish authors and actors, often unemployed, to perform. (Photo by Jasper Juinen/Getty Images)