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Teatro Politeama, Lisbon

The Teatro Politeama in the Baixa area of Lisbon dates from 1913. The theatre was designed by the Portuguese architect Miguel Ventura Terra (1866-1919) and financed by Luis Antonio Pereira, whose dream it was to create a theatre.

Teatro Politeama, Baixa, Lisbon

The Politeama's debut show was with the operetta "Valsa de Amor" (Waltz of Love) with Cremilda de Oliveira and Sofia Santos in the lead roles. Most of the giants of Portuguese theatre have performed at the Politeama in its over 100 years of history in revues, musicals and ballets.

The theatre is across the street from the Museum of the Lisbon Geographical Society (Museu da Sociedade de Geografia de Lisboa) and close to the Coliseu dos Recreios concert hall. The theatre has a capacity of over 2,200 seats and was a cinema for part of its existence.

Teatro Politeama
Teatro Politeama Lisbon


There are a number of hotels in this area of Lisbon including the Residencial Florescente and the three star Rossio Garden Hotel. The luxury, five-star Palácio da Anunciada is the standout accommodation on the street which also includes the Casa do Alentejo restaurant.

Teatro Politeama
Teatro Politeama Lisbon

Access - Getting There

Teatro Politeama
R. Portas de Sto. Antão, 109
1150-266 Lisboa
Tel: 213 405 700

The Elevador do Lavra is close by.

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