The Beiras entertainment

Top Choice Fado in Coimbra

Fado ao Centro

At the bottom of the old town, this friendly cultural centre is a good place to acquaint yourself with fado. The evening 6pm show includes plenty of explanation, in Portuguese and English, about the history of the m…
Casino in Figueira da Foz

Casino Figueira

Shimmering in neon and acrylic, Figueira’s landmark casino is the epicentre of the resort's nightlife. Crawling with cash-laden holidaymakers in search of a quick buck, it has roulette and slot machines, as well as …
Fado in Coimbra

Á Capella

A 14th-century chapel turned intimate cocktail lounge, this place hosts nightly performances by the city's most renowned fado musicians. Shows cater directly to a tourist crowd, but the music is excellent and the in…
Arts Centre in Figueira da Foz

Centro de Artes e Espectáculos

Behind the Museu Municipal Dr Santos Rocha, CAE hosts big-name bands, theatre performances and art-house cinema. Check the website or pick up a schedule at the turismo.
Theatre in Guarda

Teatro Municipal da Guarda

Guarda’s shiny theatre complex, a boxy modern building of greyish-green glass just south of the historic centre, regularly hosts high-quality theatre, dance and music, including frequent international acts.
Theatre in Aveiro

Teatro Aveirense

Celebrating over 125 years at the heart of Aveiro’s cultural scene, this historic theatre stages regular concerts, dance performances and theatre shows.
Theatre in Coimbra

Teatro Académico de Gil Vicente

This university-run auditorium is an important venue, staging a varied programme of theatre, cinema, dance and music.