Teatro Nacional de São Carlos

Catch a show at a unique place in Lisbon. The national opera house, as it is known by many, is an erudite, sophisticated and unique venue in the city.

The São Carlos, which has existed since 1793, is Lisbon’s grand venue for opera and the production and presentation of choral and symphonic music. A neoclassical building in Chiado of Italian inspiration, it is home to the Portuguese Symphonic Orchestra and the Choir of the Teatro Nacional de São Carlos, the country’s only professional choir. This genuine national house of culture also holds ballet in its Main Hall, various concerts in its Noble Hall and more informal events in its Foyer. It also organises the Festival ao Largo, which brings erudite music outdoors for contact with audiences of all ages. Whether to watch a show or discover the theatre’s extraordinary historic past, your soul will jump with joy.

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