Bairro Alto Theatre to reopen in October

in World · 20-09-2019 01:00:00 · 0 Comments

The official opening of the renovated Bairro Alto Theatre in Lisbon is scheduled for October 11.

Bairro Alto Theatre, located between Largo do Rato and Príncipe Real, has been created following the closure of two theatres in the city: the Cornucopia Theatre, which for years occupied the space of the Bairro Alto Theatre and closed in 2016, and the Teatro Maria Matos, which has been without programming for a year.

The Bairro Alto Theatre will be reopening under new direction from Francisco Frazão, who was chosen a year ago as artistic director of the renovated Bairro Alto Theatre and, at the time, told Lusa that he wanted to focus on specialising in the experimental field of emerging and international artists.

The original project for renovation works for the theatre was announced by Lisbon City Councillor, Catarina Vaz Pinto, in December 2017.
The aim of the project was to preserve the building, to maintain theatrical spaces in the city and to help prevent the building from being used instead for the service industry.


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