EGEAC (Empresa de Gestão de Equipamentos e Animação Cultural de Lisboa) is responsible for the management and programming of various spaces and cultural events within the city, and its main objective is to provide a wide range of cultural events and activities for the various publics in the city.

To be a leader in setting up and promoting cultural events in the city of Lisbon, a reference agency in the management of cultural spaces and events, and an actor providing patrimonial value and acting as a catalyst for an artistic and cultural network.

To create a unique and distinct cultural personality from the city of Lisbon, stimulating artistic events and their promotion, investing in cultural projects of reference and enhancing dialogue between the city and its local, national and international publics.

EGEAC is the company responsible for managing various cultural spaces in the city of Lisbon, namely the Atelier-Museu Júlio Pomar (Júlio Pomar Atelier-Museum), the Casa Fernando Pessoa (Fernando Pessoa House), the Castelo de S. Jorge (São Jorge Castle), the Cinema São Jorge (São Jorge Cinema), the Galerias Municipais (Municipal Galleries) (Galeria Av. da Índia, Galeria Boavista, Galeria do Torreão Nascente da Cordoaria Nacional, Galeria Quadrum and Pavilhão Branco), the Maria Matos Teatro Municipal (Maria Matos Municipal Theatre), the Museu da Marioneta (Puppet Museum), the Museu do Fado (the Fado Museum), the Padrão dos Descobrimentos (Monument to the Discoveries), the Palácio Marquês de Pombal (Marquês de Pombal Palace), the Teatro Municipal São Luiz (São Luiz Municipal Theatre) and the Teatro Taborda (Taborda Theatre).

Besides the spaces which it manages, EGEAC is responsible for the programming of various cultural initiatives in public areas, in particular the Festas de Lisboa, Lisboa na Rua and Natal em Lisboa.


In August 1995, the Lisbon Town All set up a municipal public company, EBAHL – (Equipamentos dos Bairros Históricos de Lisboa, E.P.) with the main aims of renovating its historical quarters and developing projects and cultural facilities.

Forming part of the company were the Castelo de S. Jorge (museum area and quarter), the Teatro Taborda and surroundings, the Palácio Pancas Palha (Pancas Palha Palace), the Chafariz de Dentro (where the museum dedicated to Fado was designed), the Convento das Bernardas (Bernardas Convent) (which gave rise to a design for a puppet museum) and the Palácio Marim Olhão (Marim Olhão Palace).

In 1996, recognising that the Festas de Lisboa have their cultural and organisational roots in the historic quarters, “and that the ephemeral nature of the parades should put down roots for the future”, this event became the responsibility of EBAHL.

In 2003, EBAHL changed its name to EGEAC – (Empresa de Gestão de Equipamentos e Animação Cultural), and along with this change came a new strategy, where its activity extended from the quarters to a greater scale, to that of the City, and new cultural spaces were added to it, São Luiz Teatro Municipal, Maria Matos Teatro Municipal, Cinema São Jorge and Fórum Lisboa (the former Cinema Roma). Its mission henceforth included a cultural vision for the city.

Currently, the company is still called EGEAC – (Empresa de Gestão de Equipamentos e Animação Cultural) and it has consolidated its vision, mission, spaces and cultural events under its management.

In 2015, the company is celebrating its 20th birthday.

Human Resources

EGEAC’s main capital is its human resources. The group of people working at EGEAC is the distinctive element which enables us to attain our objectives, undertake projects of excellence and enable the constant growth of the company.

Being able to attract the best talents, train, motivate and create conditions for employees to develop, forms one of our major guiding points.