Known as the most prestigious cultural space in the city of Braga, Theatro Circo hosts great shows, just a 4-minute walk from Hotel Moon & Sun Braga.
In 1906, a group of people from Braga led by the then mayor (Artur José Soares, together with José António Veloso and Cândido Martins), idealized Theatro Circo thanks to the great theatrical development that was being witnessed. The project was in charge of the architect Moura Coutinho, raising part of the space occupied by the old Convento dos Remédios and organizing the main room in taburnos for an easy adaptation to different types of shows, from theater and opera to cinema and contemporary dance.
The first premiere took place in 1915, with the operetta La Reginetta delle Rose (The Queen of the Roses) by the company “Éden Teatro de Lisboa”, followed by a great period of local and international artistic revelations, such as the emblematic opera by Madame Butterfly and the premieres by the Braga Symphony Orchestra. It was only in 1930 that Theatro Circo dedicated itself to showing renowned films, even hosting propaganda actions during the Estado Novo dictatorship.
After the Carnation Revolution, the new movie theaters and the rise of television caused some decline in the then traditional arts. However, the restored space continues to carry an architectural beauty and an unusual grandeur in each show it receives, thus being a great historical landmark of the city and a target of attention from all its visitors. Don't miss the opportunity to watch a play or a musical show at Theatro Circo during your stay at Moon & Sun Braga.