Time Out São Paulo

Theatre & Dance

Dance, theatre, opera and circus - performance in São Paulo

  • Teatro Alfa

    Brazil does Broadway

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  • Theatro São Pedro

    Opera is the star at this neoclassical gem

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  • Regenerating São Paulo

    Theatre: the Cia. Pessoal do Faroeste

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Major theatres and concert halls

Theatro Municipal

Theatro Municipal

The repolished jewel of the city's theatre scene

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Teatro Geo

Teatro Geo

The first major theatre in Pinheiros

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Sala São Paulo

Sala São Paulo

Louis XVI-style 1938 train station turned concert hall

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Teatro Alfa

Teatro Alfa

The city's premier venue for dance and musicals

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Teatro Bradesco

Teatro Bradesco

A mega theatre on the top floor of Shopping Bourbon

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Theatro São Pedro

Theatro São Pedro

Opera is the star of this early 20th century theatre

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Smaller theatres

Teatro João Caetano

Teatro João Caetano

Named in honour of a pioneer of Brazilian theatre

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Teatro Cacilda Becker

Teatro Cacilda Becker

A recently renovated theatre in Lapa

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Espaço Parlapatões

Espaço Parlapatões

Base camp for a circus-influenced theatre troupe

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O Lugar

O Lugar

A dance company HQ on Baixo Augusta

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Teatro Sérgio Cardoso

Teatro Sérgio Cardoso

Top international dance

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Cultural centre theatres

Teatro do SESI

Teatro do SESI

A theatre in the Industry-funded cultural centre, SESI, on Avenida Paulista

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SESC Vila Mariana

SESC Vila Mariana

São Paulo has 16 SESCs, staging all manner of cultural activities. Vila Mariana has a strong theatrical line-up

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Centro Cultural Banco do Brasil

Centro Cultural Banco do Brasil

The CCBB houses a theatre as well as a cinema, bookshop, café and exhibition spaces

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Galeria Olido

Galeria Olido

This downtown community hub houses a theatre as well as a library and cinema

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Performance features and interviews

The best of burlesque

The best of burlesque

Meet the movers and shakers of São Paulo's burlesque scene

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Theatro Municipal

Theatro Municipal

In 2011 the city celebrated 100 years of the newly-renovated 'Municipal'

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Gerald Thomas

Gerald Thomas

We caught up with the avant-garde theatre director, in town in July 2011 with his off-the-wall production, Gargolios

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Semana de Arte Moderna de '22

Semana de Arte Moderna de '22

In February 2012 the Theatro Municipal staged a homage to a legendary week in São Paulo’s artistic past

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