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17.01.2022 • 23.01.2022
Due to the pandemic, the cultural sector has suffered tremendously all over the globe. We hope that 2022 means a turning point.This edition pays a tribute to the stages of Center of Portugal and to all inspiring projects. A tribute to the power to resist.
The pandemic has taught us that every day is a fresh (and refreshing) start. The cultural sector has suffered tremendously all over the globe. We hope that 2022 means a turning point to the cultural universe. Therefore, this edition pays a tribute to the stages of Center of Portugal and to the inspiring projects that took place in those iconic places.
Teatro Aveirense, located at the heart of Aveiro, was officially opened on March 5th 1881. This theatre has presented since then a deeply diversified cultural programme.
Convento de São Francisco
Convento de São Francisco, located in Coimbra, was founded in the beginning of the 16th century. Throughout its long history it was an hospital, a military headquarter and also a textile factory. Nowadays it is a pivotal cultural and congress center of Center of Portugal.
Opened in the end of the 19th century, the Theatro Boa União closes its doors as Teatro Viriato in 1960. 38 years later, in 1998, it reopens its doors to the public led by the dance company founded by prestigious Portuguese dancer Paulo Ribeiro.
Teatro Municipal da Guarda
Teatro Municipal da Guarda opened its doors in 2005. Designed by Portuguese architect Carlos Veloso, this modern theatre consists of several buildings: the grand auditorium, the small auditorium, Café Concerto, a polyphonic building, an art gallery, a rehearsal room and the foyers.
Projected by the architects Raul César Caldeira and Albertino Crujeiro Galvăo Roxo, the iconic Cine-Teatro Avenida, in Castelo Branco, is a charming example of Modernist architecture. It opened its doors to the public on October 2nd 1954. In 1999, after a violent fire the theatre was reborn with different modern features, but maintaining its founding essence.
Teatro José Lúcio da Silva
Officially opened on December 15th 1966, Teatro José Lúcio da Silva, named after a city charitable, is a true cultural reference of Leiria.