Teatro Maria Matos

Teatro Maria Matos actively promotes exchange and collaboration at an international level, thus inscribing national creation in a European and global context. The theatre regularly promotes the presentation of foreign artists, international coproductions and the internationalisation of Portuguese creation

Maria Matos opened its doors to the public in 1969 and is today a space devoted to contemporary creation. Oriented towards contemporary creation, it hosts and coproduces theatre and dance performances, concerts, and children and youth projects. As far as programming goes, it collaborates with independent artists and companies, coproduces several festivals (FIMFA, Alkantara Festival, Almada Festival and Temps d’images), commissions thematic events, and shares programming cycles with other institutions such as the the Theatre/Music cycle with Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation.

Teatro Maria Matos is founding member and coordinator of the House on Fire network, which brings together ten European theatres and festivals around a project aiming at reinventing social and politically active theatre, and is part of the Create to ConnectEuropean network, which strives to broaden and intensify the relationship between artists and audience. It is also a founding member of the network 5 Sentidos [5 senses] that promotes programming and coproducing at a national level.

In the spirit of public service, Teatro Maria Matos can be described as a place where artists and audience meet in order to reflect upon the world we live in. In this sense, the Theatre’s programming regularly focuses on political, social and ecological issues, through multidisciplinary programmes involving lectures, debates, films, performances, installations and interventions in the public space.


Accessible for people with reduced mobility.

Av. Frei Miguel Contreiras, 52
1700-213 Lisboa

Box office hours
3 PM to 8 PM (Tuesday to Sunday)
On performance days: up to 30 minutes after the last show starts

Closed during the month of August

Main Room
Capacity: 447
Stage dimensions: 13 m x 13 m
Equipment: sound, lighting, and multimedia

MM Café
Capacity: 80
Dimensions: 96 m2
Bar and catering service
Equipment: sound, lighting, and multimedia

MM Café
Tuesday to Sunday: 6 PM to 2 AM

727, 735, 767
Roma, Areeiro