Accessibility

Ensuring accessibility and participation rights is more than an intention; it is an obligation. Teatro Municipal do Porto is aware of this and has been working to overcome the existing discrepancies and limitations—from physical accessibility to communication and mediation with its several audiences—, creating the necessary arrangements for a greater number of people to equitably participate in and enjoy our venues and programme.

Access to the buildings

Given the patrimonial nature of our theatres and the specifications of their rehabilitation works, it may not be possible to access all areas. Teatro Municipal do Porto, however, has reserved seating in the audience for persons with reduced mobility needing to use wheelchairs, as well as accessible toilets.
The Teatro Rivoli and Teatro Campo Alegre are located in the vicinity of public transport (train, metro and bus) which, for the most part, have accessible visual and sound systems and lifting platforms.

Tickets policy

You can purchase discount tickets for persons with specific needs (30%) at both the on-line and physical ticket offices of Teatro Rivoli and Teatro Campo Alegre.
Free entrance is guaranteed for the companion of people with specific needs (limited to one companion per person).

Access to programme

Aside from physical accessibility, Teatro Municipal do Porto has been implementing accessibility and inclusion practices concerning communication, mediation and programme, namely the use of genderless terms in its own contents and the undertaking of sessions and activities translated into Portuguese Sign Language (PSL) and with audio description, aiming at gradually increasing the number of these services provided.
The Portuguese Sign Language and/or audio description sessions taking place between April and July 2022 are the following:

Portuguese Sign Language

Quintas de Leitura — A Poesia Tem Pés De Terra: 20/10 thu — 22:00 — Campo Alegre
– Quintas de Leitura — A poesia não vai à missa: 10/11 thu — 22:00 — Campo Alegre
– Luísa Sequeira / TEP — Rosas de Maio: 11/11 fri (19:30) + 12/11 sat (19:30) + 13/11 sun (17:00) — Rivoli
– Miguel Castro Caldas, Pedro Gil e Raquel Castro — Terreno Selvagem 2: 9/12 fri (19:30) + 10/12 sat (19:30) — Rivoli
– Raquel André — Coleção de Espectador_s: 15/12 thu (19:30) + 16/12 fri (19:30) — Rivoli
– Quintas de Leitura — Colo louco: 22/12 thu — 22:00 — Campo Alegre
– Quintas de Leitura — Objetiro: 12/01 thu — 22:00 — Campo Alegre
– Teatro de Marionetas do Porto — Como um carrossel: 21/01 sat (16:00) + 22/01 sun (15:00) — Rivoli
– Quintas de Leitura — Mostra-me o vulcão dos capelinhos: 9/02 thu — 22:00 — Campo Alegre
– Teatro da Palmilha Dentada & Interferência — Cosi run tutti: 2/03 thu (19:30) + 3/03 fri (19:30) + 4/03 sat (19:30) — Rivoli
– Quintas de Leitura — Poesia, o último farol nos mares que sobem: 2/03 thu — 22:00 — Campo Alegre
– Inês Barahona & Miguel Fragata / Formiga Atómica — Má Educação – Peça em 3 rounds: 18/03 sat — 16:00 — Campo Alegre
– Quintas de Leitura — Eu não sabia que dançar era por dentro: 6/04 thu — 22:00 — Campo Alegre
– Quintas de Leitura — Nem sempre ao poeta apetecem as estrelas: 25/05 thu — 22:00 — Campo Alegre
– Cátia Pinheiro/Estrutura — Carta a Matilde: 2/06 fri (19:30) + 3/06 sat (21:30) — Rivoli

Audio description


Marco da Silva Ferreira + Amala Dianor / Via Katlehong: 17/09 sat – 19:30 – Rivoli
François Chaignaud + Tânia Carvalho / Dançando com a Diferença: 1/10 sat – 19:30 – Rivoli

In these sessions, 1 hour before the start of the performance, there is a moment of prior recognition of the stage. If you intend to participate in this moment, or if you are accompanied by guide dog, we ask you to contact the Ticket Office in advance: bilheteira.tmp@agoraporto.pt.

We welcome suggestions to improve our work regarding accessibility and inclusion by our audiences. For suggestions or more information: geral.tmp@agoraporto.pt.

Teatro Municipal do Porto

Teatro Municipal do Porto, through its two hubs - Rivoli and Campo Alegre - presents a multidisciplinary programme open to a wide range of latitudes and different kinds of audiences, carrying out the strategy laid by the Culture Department since its reopening in September 2014. The balance between what is done in this city, what is presented around the country and the international programme that we present in Porto, makes this Theatre a venue for discovery and artistic confirmations. It’s a place where we programme different approaches and present them on different scales, from a small dressing room to the under stage, the lobby or different auditoriums.
Together with the DDD - Festival Dias da Dança and the artistic residency center and a workspace for the performing arts CAMPUS Paulo Cunha e Silva, the three projects make up the Department of Performing Arts of Ágora — Cultura e Desporto E.M. / Câmara Municipal do Porto.

Teatro Rivoli

It was inaugurated in 1913 as a National Theatre. In the following years, changes in the urban centre forced a reconsideration and update of the building and thus Teatro Rivoli came to be, in 1923 - refurbished, adapted as a movie theatre, with a programme of opera, dance, theatre and concerts. Architect and engineer Júlio Brito signed the project. In 1994 it was closed for a complete refurbishment, with a project by architect Pedro Ramalho. In October 1997, Rivoli reopened its doors.
Presently, Rivoli hosts the national and international programme of Teatro Municipal do Porto with a particular focus on dance, theatre, music, puppetry, contemporary circus and film, along with some of the city’s main events.

Cadernos do Rivoli 00 — 09


Rivoli Timeline (1932 — present)

Teatro Rivoli

Teatro Campo Alegre

Architect Rogério Cavaca designed Teatro Campo Alegre. After it was built in 2000, it was managed by the now extinct Fundação Ciência e Desenvolvimento (FCD). The building has four venues (Auditorium, Café-Teatro, Cine-Studio and Rehearsal Room) and three apartments equipped for artistic residencies - two with 2 bedrooms and one with 3 bedrooms.
Currently, Campo Alegre is the experimental hub of Teatro Municipal do Porto, a creative lab within the programme "Campo Aberto", housing artists from different latitudes and nine local companies on short and long term residency, which will later on present the result of their work.
Teatro Campo Alegre

Team

  • CÂMARA MUNICIPAL DO PORTO


    Mayor
    Rui Moreira

    ÁGORA – CULTURA E DESPORTO, E.M.

    Chairman of the Board of Directors
    Catarina Araújo
    Boards of Directors
    César Navio, Ester Gomes da Silva
    Secretariat
    Liliana Gonçalves
    Direction of People Management, Organization and Information Systems
    Sónia Cerqueira (Director), Cátia Ferreira, Elisabete Martins, Helena Vale, Joana Ngola, João Carvalhido, Jorge Ferreira, Madalena Peres, Paulo Cardoso, Paulo Moreira, Ricardo Faria, Ricardo Santos, Ruben Almeida, Sandra Pinheiro, Vânia Silva
    Direction of Juridic Services and Recruitment
    Jorge Pinto (Director), Amanda Leite, André Cruz, Bruno Cunha, Eunice Coelho, Francisca Mota, Filipa Faria, Filipe Barbot, Jorge Almeida, Pedro Caimoto, Leonor Mendes, Luís Areias, Márcia Teixeira, Marta Silva, Tiago Abreu
    Direction of Finance
    Rute Coutinho (Director), Alexandra Espírito Santo, Ana Cristina Almeida, Ana Rita Rodrigues, Fernanda Reis, Manuela Roque, Mariana Vilela, Sandra Ferreira, Sérgio Sousa, Simão Sousa Branca, Sofia Barbosa
    Direction of Communication and Image
    Bruno Malveira (Director), Agostinho Ferraz, Carina Novo, Catarina Madruga, Francisco Ferreira, José Reis, Maria do Rosário Serôdio, Rui Meireles

    TEATRO MUNICIPAL DO PORTO
    RIVOLI  CAMPO ALEGRE


    DIRECTION

    Intern Artistic Direction
    Cristina Planas Leitão
    Executive Direction
    Francisco Malheiro
    Administrative Coordination
    Pedro Silva
    Secretariat
    João Nunes
    Administrative Support
    Elisabete Veiga
    Driver
    Rui Duarte


    PROGRAMMING

    Perfoming Arts
    Cristina Planas Leitão
    Artistic Direction Assistant
    Joana Ferreira
    Quintas de Leitura & Literature
    João Gesta
    Schools and Participatory Projects
    Ana Cristina Vicente
    Rute Pimenta
    (schools and participatory projects)

    PRODUCTION

    Coordination
    Marina Freitas
    Assistant Coordinator
    Carla Moreira
    DDD – Festival Dias da Dança Project Management
    Daniela Costa
    CAMPUS Paulo Cunha e Silva Project Management
    Paulo Covas
    Head of Production
    Cristina Oliveira
    Executive Production
    Bryan Morgado, Catarina Alves, Catarina Mesquita, Margarida Carronda, Tânia Rodrigues, Teresa Leal, Vera Miranda

  • COMMUNICATION

    Coordination
    Leonor Tudela
    DDD – Festival Dias da Dança Project Management
    Vítor Pinto
    Digital
    Francisco Santos
    Contents and Accessibility
    Jonathan da Costa (Team Leader), Pedro Galante
    Press Officer
    Joana Brandão
    Design
    Marta da Silva, Pedro Bento
    Photography
    José Caldeira
    Video
    a-tundra
    Portuguese Sign Language Interpretation
    Cláudia Braga

    FRONT OF HOUSE AND TICKET OFFICE

    Team Leader
    Vânia Ferreira
    Assistant
    Vitor Hugo Sousa
    Ticket Office
    Catarina Ferreira, Diana Festa, Maria Glória Ribeiro
    Front of House
    Ana Nascimento, Pedro Costa

    TECHNICAL DEPARTMENT

    Coordination
    Francisco Teles
    Assistant Coordinator
    Gonçalo Gregório
    Coordination Administrative Assistant
    Vanessa Freitas
    DDD – Festival Dias da Dança Project Management
    Luísa Osório
    Stage management
    Adriana Brandão, Maria Pinto, Vanessa Santos
    Sound
    Tiago Ralha (Team Leader), André Leite, Luís Carlos Pereira, Tiago Pinto
    Lighting
    Romeu Guimarães (Team Leader), José Diogo Cunha, Luís Silva, Manuel Alão, Mariana Rêgo, Rui Barbosa
    Machinery
    António Silva (Team Leader), João Queirós, Igor Pittella, Marco Silva, Nuno Brandão, Paulo Pereira
    Audio-visuals
    Emanuel Malveiro, Ricardo Cabral

    MAINTENANCE

    Coordination
    João Bastos
    Maintenance technicians
    Francisco Choupina (Team Leader), André Gomes, João Garcia, Jorge Soares

    SECURITY

    RONSEGUR - Rondas e Segurança, S.A.

    CLEANING

    QUALITTÁ - Pinto & Azevedo, Unipessoal, Lda

PROGRAMMING NETWORKS

Pôle européen de création

At the initiative of Maison de la Danse e da Lyon's Dance Biennale, several European institutions decided to join efforts: Théâtre de Liège, Teatro Municipal do Porto, Barcelona’s Grec Festival, Maison de la danse and Lyon’s Dance Biennale. These are first-class choreographic institutions, each organising a festival.
Rede 5 Sentidos

The 5 Sentidos [5 Senses] network was established in 2009, in the scope of QREN 2007-2013, in order to promote networked cultural programming and artistic production. It currently comprises eleven cultural facilities around the country, and seeks to support and stimulate the development of performing arts in Portugal by organising performance tours and backing up the production of new creations through co-financing, co-productions and residencies. The 5 Sentidos network’s strategy is based on the exchange of knowledge and work processes and experiences, and it aims at strengthening the performance of its partners, expediting artistic creation and broadening audiences.
Future Laboratory

A performing arts network connecting artists and audiences to find the European narratives of tomorrow. A network of twelve European partners is launching Future Laboratory, a pilot project of research residencies on the topic of social inclusion throughout Europe. 15 emerging artists will be selected to conduct research in three residencies in three different cities and will benefit from a career development program including mentoring, masterclasses and concept idea for a production to an international network at the end of the Laboratory.
Future Laboratory has been selected in the framework of the Cooperation Projects of the 2021-2027 Creative Europe Program of the European Union.