La Casa Encendida, the social and cultural centre of the Fundación Obra Social y Monte de Piedad de Madrid, showcases the most avant-garde exhibitions along with all types of artistic expression, as well as classes and workshops on environmental and community issues. The cultural schedule includes scenic arts, movies, exhibitions, and other examples of contemporary work.
From the beginning, La Casa Encendida has supported creative young people in developing their ideas, through its programs such as Emergencias, En Casa, or Artistas en Residencia. It is located in a Neo-Moorish style building of monumental proportions. Designed by the architect Fernando Arbós and opened in 1913, it offers more than 64,583 square feet of facilities, divided into four floors and a terrace roof, which in summer functions as an open-air movie theatre where drinks are served.