Must-see entertainment in Porto

  • Top Choice
    Casa da Música

    Grand and minimalist, sophisticated yet populist, Porto's cultural behemoth boasts a shoebox-style concert hall at its heart, meticulously engineered to…

  • Maus Hábitos

    Maus Hábitos or 'Bad Habits' is an arty, nicely chilled haunt hosting a culturally ambitious agenda. Changing exhibitions and imaginative installations…

  • Teatro Nacional São João

    The lavish, romantic Teatro Nacional São João was built in the style of Paris' Palais Garnier. One of Porto’s premier performing-arts organisations, it…

  • Teatro Municipal Rivoli

    This art deco theatre is one of the linchpins of Porto's evolving cultural scene. It traverses the whole spectrum from theatre to music, contemporary…

  • Hot Five Jazz & Blues Club

    True to its name, this spot hosts live jazz and blues as well as the occasional acoustic, folk or all-out jam session. It’s a modern but intimate space,…

  • O Fado

    Porto has no fado tradition of its own, but you can enjoy the Lisbon or Coimbra version of ‘Portugal blues’ into the wee hours at Restaurante O Fado. It's…

  • Fado in Porto

    Lisbon and Coimbra may be the spiritual home of fado, Portugal's unique brand of melancholic folk music with guitar accompaniment, but you'll find decent…

  • Casa da Mariquinhas

    Follow the strains of fado to this traditional, highly atmospheric tavern, with live fado at 9pm from Wednesday to Saturday. There is a minimum…

  • Boavista FC

    FC Porto's worthy cross-town rival, Boavista FC's home turf is the Estádio do Bessa, which lies just off Avenida da Boavista. Check the local editions of…

  • Coliseu do Porto

    This frayed, yet still stylish, art deco theatre hosts major gigs as well as grand theatre and dance productions. If something big is going on down here,…

  • Teatro Marionetas do Porto

    A sure-fire hit with the kids (but not only aimed at children), this puppet theatre specialises in shows that range from fairy tales, such as Cinderella,…

  • FC Porto

    The Estádio do Dragão is home to Primeira Liga heroes FC Porto. It's northeast of the centre, just off the VCI ring road.