Carrozzerie | n.o.t it’s a post industrial space [about 300 sq. mt.] between Trastevere and Testaccio areas, in the heart of Rome. Before having been changed into a cultural and performing arts centre it has been a car factory Fiat / Peugeot for about sixty years. Carrozzerie ! n.o.t activities are now focuzed on performing arts (theater, dance, performance -both reharsals and shows) and workshops conceived for teen agers and non-professionals, as well as for actors and professionals. Rome is quite a hard and particular urban area, and working with theatre and performing arts not referring only to a small group of professionals could appear even harder than elsewhere at the very start. We focused our attention to the connection with people in general and our neighborhood in particular.