Open since 1915 and after undergoing some renovation in the meantime, Theatro Circo is an architectural icon and the pride of Braga’s inhabitants. Its main mission is to serve the city and the local community, while presenting itself as a cultural space that aggregates different styles and personalities.
For over 100 years, Theatro Circo has brought together various types of art, including circus arts, and today, after being renovated in 2006, it’s the stage of the most diverse shows, educational programs, workshops, movie sessions, conferences, exhibitions, festivals and celebrations. As a public body, and although autonomous, it works in conjunction with City Hall and GNRation, in order to provide a diverse, interesting, pedagogical, critical and innovative agenda, without ever forgetting the values that it faithfully expresses in every moment of its program.
Open for tours on specific days, Theatro Circo deserves to be appreciated not only during evening shows, but also during the day. Accompanied by a guide who will tell stories about the theatre, visitors can discover all the spaces and rooms that comprise it – stage, backstage, dressing rooms, main room, main hall... – understand the way it operates and attentively observe the decorative elements that give it a different charm when compared to common concert halls.
Theatro Circo stands out because of the diversity of its agenda and the quality of its presentation. The value of the art of hospitality, of the Theatro’s identity, the respect for the theatre itself... All this makes Theatro Circo what it was, what it is and what it will be in the future. And it’s no coincidence that this extremely valuable and old theater has received more and more artists and spectators. If you're in Braga, take the opportunity to visit this century-old theatre!
Cool Tip: The stage backdrop is 12 meters wide, 8 meters tall and has two holes that allow artists to see the main room filling up. Created by Domingos Costa, it was abandoned for a few years and then later restored by the “Renascer o Passado” atelier. Given its size, the backdrop was transported with a police escort! During the visit, if the stage curtains are closed, put yourself in the shoes of the artists who take the stage and test it out.
Mon - Fri: 10 am – 19 pm | Sat: 2:30 pm – 7 pm
Mon - Sat: close 30 min after its start
Shows at Sundays and Holidays, the ticket office open 1h before the show and close 30 min after the initiation.