Programmes and Projects

Campo Aberto — Artist Residencies Programme

Campo Aberto — Artist Residencies Programme is one of the pillars for the artistic development of several companies and artists. In Teatro Municipal Campo Alegre, eight companies and projects develop Long-term residencies, comprising production facilities, rehearsal studios and stage presentations. Five areas will be represented, turning Campo Alegre into a real creative lab with Casa da Animação, Companhia Instável, Drumming Grupo de Percussão, Erva Daninha, Estrutura, Medeia Filmes, Nome Próprio and Teatro Experimental do Porto. The Short-term residencies take place in the two hubs of Teatro Municipal, bringing to Porto artists from different latitudes, which later on will present the work resulting from these residencies. The main thrust of the Crossed residencies programme is to encourage artistic creation through a network of international partners that ensure the conditions for artistic residencies. Current members are Teatro Municipal do Porto, NAVE — Creation and Residency Centre, CCNCN — Caen’s National Choreographic Centre in Normandy, and Charleroi danse / Choreographic Centre of the Wallonia-Brussels Federation, Teatros del Canal, in Madrid (Spain) and CN D — Centre Nationale de la Danse, in Paris (France) and Associação Artística and Cultural Mindelact (Cabo Verde).

Long-term residencies


Casa da Animação

Casa da Animação came to life in 2001, with the support of the European Capital of Culture 2001 and the Municipality of Porto. 

Companhia Instável

Companhia Instável was created in Porto as a response to the need to provide options to improve the skills of contemporary dancers. 

Drumming Grupo de Percussão

Devoted to the contemporary music, Drumming Grupo de Percussão is internationally established as one of the most important groups of its kind. 

Erva Daninha

The mission is the creation of contemporary circus, exploring the combination of different expressions in the performing arts. 


Cátia Pinheiro and José Nunes founded Estrutura in 2009. It has createdand produced theatre performances. 

Medeia Filmes

Medeia Filmes has been showing films in Portugal for more than 20 years, and at Teatro Campo Alegre for 10.

Nome Próprio

Nome Próprio is a structure dedicated to the production and promotion of artistic projects, mainly contemporary dance and theatre. 

Teatro Experimental do Porto (TEP)

Teatro Experimental do Porto is the oldest Portuguese theatre company.

Short-term residencies

The short-term residencies will take place in the 2 hubs of Teatro Municipal, bringing to Porto artists from different latitudes, which later on will present the work resulting from these residencies.

Sara Vaz & Marco Ballesteros

11 — 15 FEBRUARY
Under the project “Livro: Poema: Livre” 

Open doors: 14 february / 19.00h


Luís Mestre / Teatro Nova Europa

3 — 21 MARCH
Under the project “Noite de Primavera”, a co-production by TMP, to be presented on the 27th and 28th march at Campo Alegre.


Guilherme De Sousa & Pedro Azevedo

17 — 20 MARCH
1 – 18 APRIL
12 – 16 MAY

Under the project “Lágrimas de Crocodilo”, a co-production by TMP, to be presented on the 22nd, 23th, 24th march at Campo Alegre.


Teresa Coutinho

24 — 31 MARCH

Under the project “SOLO".


Sónia Baptista


Under the project “Geração 0.1”, a production by TMP/ DDD, to be presented on the 26th april at DDD – Festival Dias da Dança at Campo Alegre.


Marco da Silva Ferreira & Jorge Jácome

14 — 18 & 21 — 27 APRIL

Under the project “Siri”, a co-production by TMP/DDD, to be presented on the 2nd and 3rd may at DDD – Festival Dias da Dança.


Ana Renata Polónia

16 — 20 JUNE

Under the project “KAMA”.


Thiago Granato

7 — 18 JULY

Under the project “The sound they make when no one listens”.


Xana Novais

7 — 11 JULY

Under the project "Como matar mulheres nuas", a co-production by TMP, to be presented on the 27th and 28th november at Campo Alegre


Crossed residencies

The crossed residencies programme will result in the worldwide circulation of not only the performances the Teatro Municipal do Porto co-produces, but also of the preceding creation periods.

CCNCN — Centre Chorégraphique National de Caen en Normandie

Caen, França

Charleroi Danse / Centre Chorégraphique de la Fédération Wallonie-Bruxelles

Bruxelas + Charleroi, Bélgica

CND - Centre National de la Danse

Paris, França

NAVE - Centro de Creación y Residencia

Santiago do Chile, Chile

Teatro Municipal do Porto

Teatros del Canal

Madrid, Espanha

Associação Artística e Cultural Mindelact

Mindelo, Cabo Verde

JAA! Young Associated Artists

In the next two seasons, 2019/2020 and 2020/2021, Teatro Municipal do Porto also rethinks the way it follows certain artists in the medium term, and how those same artists occupy the programme physically and most of all reflexively. We will reconsider the concept of “associated artist”, who up to now had our support in new co-productions, premieres and promotion, and start following three very young artists (all under the age of 25), whose first works’ relevance we recognise, and with whom we shall work out an individually tailored programme of artistic mentorship. Rather than immediately moving forward to challenges involving new creations, we are much more interested in understanding what artists need to enhance their work in this initial, key moment in his career. Hence, at this stage of artistic blossoming, we shall accompany dancer and choreographer Ana Isabel Castro, and the creative duo Guilherme de Sousa & Pedro Azevedo, who wander between physical theatre, installation and set design. Teatro Municipal do Porto will thus occupy the life and growth of these young artists full of inebriating juvenile energy over the next two seasons.

Associated Artists

Choreographer Marco da Silva Ferreira and theatre director Jorge Andrade (mala voadora) are Teatro Municipal do Porto's first associated artists. The invitation addressed to them and the existence of this new figure strengthen the Theatre’s mission to, on the one hand, support and help grow new works in the fields of dance and theatre, and on the other hand encourage the ongoing and active involvement of two creators in key programming moments. Engaging in a dialogue with the Theatre, and over the course of two seasons — 2017/18 and 2018/19 —, we come closer to the ideas and the work the two artists will carry out.

Moving Borders


The Teatro Municipal do Porto is one of the partners involved in the international Moving Borders project, directed by Hellerau - European Centre of the Arts (Dresden, Germany) and shared with relevant European artistic institutions. In addition to the Teatro Municipal do Porto, Le Maillon (Strasbourg, France),  Ringlokschuppen (Ruhr, Germany), Spring Performing Arts Festival (Utrecht, Netherlands), Performing Arts Institute (Warsaw-Poland) and Onassis Cultural  (Athens, Greece) ). At a time when borders have become particularly visible on a global and local scale, the initiative aims to find common ways to problematize and move these barriers by testing new models of international artistic cooperation.
Over a period of two years, seven individual editions of one artistic concept – ARK by the British ensemble of artists & producers Quarantine. In each city, Quarantine will collaborate with local artists, creatives and citizens to construct an ark – which could materialise physically or metaphorically and will be adapted to each city’s individual local demographical, historical, cultural and social realities – providing a space for alternative activities and for new encounters between people. In doing so, it will establish an immediate link between the European regions on an artistic and a civic level

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