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“A great performance arts builiding”
Review of Coliseu do Porto

Coliseu do Porto
Ranked #4 of 13 Concerts & Shows in Porto
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Reviewed April 30, 2017 via mobile

"Coliseu do Porto" is celebrating its 75th anniversary in 2017. It is an historic building that has been in the heart of Porto's people. Here one can enjoy music concerts, ballet, watch movies, etc.

This time I came here with family to see my nephew's Ballet school performance. It is a nice venue which entails an almost professional production with a group of ballet schools that perform a ballet story. It is very enjoyable to watch with children from the age of 3 or 4 years through to teenagers. Every year the principal ballet school tutor sets up a great ballet production.

Coliseu is a great place to come to and attend music concerts, classic music performances, ballet or modern dance productions.

Date of experience: April 2017
Thank IsabelMNSS
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Reviewed January 7, 2017 via mobile

We went to the Coliseu on Thursday 5th to watch the Nutcracker (Russian ballet) . The performance was fantastic but personally I could not enjoy the 2nd part due to the freezing cold. I watched the rest of the audience trying to keep warm, too. Whoever would consider going to the ballet and put on gloves, scarves, boots, etc. Had I known it would be an 'open-air' performance, I wouldn't set foot on that place. The two dots go to the exceptionally friendly staff.

Date of experience: January 2017
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Reviewed February 15, 2016

Coliseu has been around for decades but it needs improvements, especially the seatings. Despite that, it's the biggest stage in Porto centre.

Date of experience: February 2016
Thank FilipaDaniela
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Reviewed June 9, 2015

We went to Porto on 22nd May 2015 for 9 days. The Coliseum do Porto was open for the first few days that we were there, but we noticed that the poster advertising what acts were coming up stopped at the end of May 2015. Sure enough, the poster was taken down and it looks as though workmen have moved in!

The Coliseum is one of those buildings from the 20s and 30s which are all over Porto - though I think they are ugly, my husband does not and they probably would be listed elsewhere. Nethertheless, I am pleased that this venue is being done up. It is clearly a landmark in Porto as you see it on a lot of directional signage, and as pedestrians it certainly helped us find our way back to our apartment.

That this has been an important musical venue in Porto for decades is clearly seen from the number of Franchesina ( speciatilty Porto toastie) joints opposite it, which were packed out and had queues every night of the week. On the last night that there was an event on in the Coliseum, it was heaving down the street where it is.

If you are into taking photography of illuminated signage, then once the Coliseum is open again, there are some good shots to be had. Hopefully it dill rise like a Phoenix!

Date of experience: May 2015
Thank nettyporthole
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Reviewed December 24, 2014

I just felt its not that big of a deal! Yes it's pretty, it's "different" from what we normal see, but the chairs in concert hall, are uncomfortable and I believe that it's not very preserved which is sad of course.... Because the potential is obvious!

I would come back of course, but I don't believe the building it self is was good was its advertised.

Date of experience: November 2014
Thank camufix
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