São João National Theatre

São João National Theatre

Theatres
As part of the national effort to contain the novel coronavirus, Teatro Nacional São João, decided to suspend all its activities and plays until April 6th.
Teatro Nacional São João deeply regrets this situation, certain that the collective effort of the community will allow to overcome the challenge that this pandemic constitutes, in the expectation of a return to normality as soon as possible.


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.

- 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.
São João National Theatre - Theatres São João National Theatre - Theatres
Opening hours
At this moment: Open
  • Saturday
    13:00 - 19:00
  • Tuesday
    13:00 - 19:00
  • Wednesday
    13:00 - 19:00
  • Thursday
    13:00 - 19:00
  • Friday
    13:00 - 19:00
  • Sunday
    14:00 - 17:00
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
Address
Praça da Batalha NA 4000-102 Porto
+351 223401900
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Aditional info
  • Acessibility Física
  • District Centro Histórico
  • Theme Animação Noturna, Museus & Património
  • Segment Casais, Exclusivo, Famílias, Jovens, Seniores
  • average Visit Duration 1h 30m
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