Madeira entertainment

Casino in Funchal

Casino da Madeira

This concrete brutalist-style casino was designed by Oscar Niemeyer, the architect behind Brazil's planned capital Brasilia, and is a great night out even if you're not a gambler. Follow up the ritzy dinner and show…
Live Music in Funchal

Arsenio's

The aroma of a loaded charcoal grill wafts along Rua de Santa Maria from Arsenio's, luring evening strollers into the old, atmospheric dining room, all basalt floors, ancient beams and leather chairs. Every evening …
Live Music in Funchal

Sabor e Fado

Though not as illustrious as other Funchal fado-and-dinner venues, Sabor e Fado is an intimate affair. The menu is meat-heavy; the live music starts at 7pm and the staff often get in on the act. Fado nights are dinn…
Jazz in Funchal

Scat Funchal Jazz Club

This superb little club near the Lido has nightly live music, a wonderful outdoor seating area from which to watch the Atlantic sunset, and frequent jam sessions. One of the last places to close in the Hotel Zone an…
Theatre in Funchal

Teatro Baltazar Dias

Funchal's grand, late-19th-century main theatre (there were once five!) is the place to head for high-brow entertainment, including classical music, fado, ballet and other performing arts, as well as film festivals …
Concert Venue in Funchal

English Church

Funchal's large English Church, the epicentre of British expat life, seems to be used more for live music and various other events than for Christian worship. There's something on here at least once a week, with jaz…