Working place and a cultural space programmed by the theatre company mala voadora, it is located at the numbers 277 and 283 of Rua do Almada and it was designed by the renowned Porto architect and engineer José Júlio de Brito (who also designed Teatro Rivoli). As a former iron and steel warehouse, mala voadora is an unusual building – a clearly Modernist building surrounded by the traditional houses of the centre of Porto. It is also unusual for having been designed as a “vertical warehouse”, with different floors, unlike the usual horizontal structure of this type of building.
In 2017, mala voadora is a theatre company which activity focus on the production of shows that tentacularly is extended to the programming, especially of the former warehouse occupied by the company in the centre of Porto. It was founded in 2003 by Jorge Andrade (director, actor and playwright) and José Capela (set designer and architect), both responsible for the artistic direction. They were joined, in 2013, by Vânia Rodrigues as management and programming coordinator and Joana Costa Santos now responsible for the production direction.