São João National Theatre

  • Theatres and Concert halls
  • Theatres,
  • Address: Praça da Batalha , 4000-102 Porto
  • Tel.: +351 223401900
  • Website: http://www.tnsj.pt
  • Opening hours: Tue, Thu-Sat 1pm-7pm Wed 1pm-7:30pm Sun 2pm-5pm On Shows days 1pm-9:30pm Guided visits (PT/EN/ES/FR) Tue-Sat 12:30pm; Guided tours MSBV/Church (PT/EN/ES/FR) Mon-Sat 10:30am and 12:30am Schools: Mon-Fri, with prior appointment.
  • Tags: Accessibilities, Tram
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  • Accessible for people with impairments: Physical
  • This classic building was constructed in 1910 on top of the ruins of the Real Theatre which burned down in 1908. With stylistic emblems representing pain, quality, hate and love. The main façade is inspired by its renovation in the style of Luís XVI, which is typical of the early years of the 20th Century, namely in France. Designed by Marques da Silva, it is considered a building of public interest. His main objectives were the creation and presentation of theatre shows, of various genres, and the encouragement of better public availability of specialist, classic and contemporary theatre works, spanning through the national and international drama repertoire. As well as the National Theatre São João, head-office, the building connects the Carlos Alberto Theatre to the São Bento da Vitória monastery.
  • GPS: 41.145036498599, -8.6071014404297
  • E-mail: geral@tnsj.pt
  • Fax: +351 222088303
  • Bus: STCP - 201, STCP - 207, STCP - 208, STCP - 302, STCP - 303, STCP - 400, STCP - 501, STCP - 5M, STCP - 7M, STCP - 8M, STCP - 904, STCP - 905, STCP - ZH, STCP - 11M
  • Tram: STCP - Circular trip Carmo - Batalha
  • Funicular: Metro do Porto -
  • Sightseeing Tours: City Sightseeing Portugal - Blue Line, Red Line; Yellow bus - Historical Porto, Porto Castles
  • Price: Plays/Shows: 7,50€ -16€ Guided tours TNSJ and MSBV/Church: 6€/person Free entry for children up to 10 years old, only if accompanied by adults. Free admission for school groups from Monday to Friday, with prior booking, for groups up to 20 people (TNSJ) or 30 people (MSBV/Church). Joint ticket tours TNSJ + MSBV/Church: 10€/person
  • Discounts: PortoCard PortoCard , 50% discount on tickets bought prior to 48 hours before the show, or 5€ discount on tickets bought during the 48 hours before the show; 50% discount on guided visits
  • Recommended for: Couples, Young people, Families, Seniors, Exclusive


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