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“A lack of basic standards”
Review of Coliseu do Porto

Coliseu do Porto
Ranked #4 of 13 Concerts & Shows in Porto
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Reviewed July 31, 2018

I was here earlier this week at a concert. Since it was Caetano Veloso, it was a full house. There were some issues with the venue that were immediately apparent. Firstly, the rock-hard, unassigned seating at the back of the house; secondly, there was no exit stairs visible (if, indeed, there is one) from that area - so you had to squeeze your way down in the dark between the tightly packed-together bodies (surely a fire trap!); and, for the almost two-hour duration of the concert, there was no air conditioning - so the place was hot, airless and humid.

An art deco venue of this quality deserves more than this indifference to basic standards. If I were you, I'd try a serious venue, such as the Casa da Musica, instead...

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank eddielennon
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Reviewed June 1, 2017

Not as pretty as the National Theatre nearby, but the Coliseum do Porto offers some nice concerts at very reasonable princes. Helpful staff too.

Date of experience: May 2017
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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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