Top Choice Fado in Coimbra

Fado ao Centro

At the bottom of the old town, this friendly fado centre is a good place to introduce yourself to the genre. There's a performance every evening at 6pm. Shows include plenty of explanation, in Portuguese and English…
Fado in Coimbra

Á Capella

A 14th-century chapel turned candlelit cocktail lounge, this place regularly hosts the city's most renowned fado musicians. There's a show every night at 9.30pm (though it's opening, or otherwise, can be a bit unpre…
Casino in Figueira da Foz

Casino Figueira

Shimmering in neon and acrylic, Figueira’s casino is the epicentre of the city’s nightlife. Crawling with cash-laden holidaymakers in search of a quick buck, it has roulette and slot machines, and a sophisticated pi…
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.
Arts Centre in Figueira da Foz

Centro de Artes e Espectáculos

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

Teatro Aveirense

Celebrating over 125 years at the heart of Aveiro’s cultural scene, this recently renovated historic theatre regularly hosts dance, music and theatre performances.
Theatre in Coimbra

Teatro Académico de Gil Vicente

This university-run auditorium is an important theatre, cinema and concert venue.