The Porto Colliseum (Coliseo de Oporto) and other outstanding auditoriums like the Rivoli and Sá da Bandeira theatres.
The Porto Colisseum, an international emblem on the concert scene.
A strong bias towards art and music.
If Porto is singled out throughout Portugal as the concert, art and music capital, a large part of this recognition is attributable to the richness of its cultural heritage from the outset of any such labelling, which is concentrated on some of the best palisades in the country. Such is the case with the Porto Coliseum, lauded throughout the continent as one of the most outstanding concert halls in Europe. Both the Colliseum and the Rivoli Theatre, together with the Palacio de la Música of course, are always a guaranteed choice at the time of choosing an event to attend to enjoy a good cultural soirée in the port city: theatre, ballet, opera, and why not, fado music and other musical registers all find space in its portfolio. National and international level events have been staged in the Porto Colliseum, like the official opening ceremony when Porto was designated “European Capital of Culture” in 2001, and accommodated more than 2,000 guests. Another likely option on the city’s theatre scene may be the Sá de Bandeira Theatre.Check out the timetables and prices for these leading places at http:// rivoli.bilheteiraonline.pt/, http://www.coliseudoporto.pt/ and http://www.teatrosadabandeira.pt/.