Av. Jose Loureiro da Silva,
Porto Alegre, 90050-240
Phone: (55) 51 21179000
Fax: (55) 51 21179001
The Araujo Vianna auditorium has been an essential element of Porto Alegre's cultural life since 1927. The theater first opened in a different building, and it's been on its current location since 1964. Originally built in the park as an amphitheater, it has been through several renovations in the past five decades, gaining its characteristic "big top" roof in 1996. The latest renovation (2010-2012) modernized the auditorium and established a partnership between local government and private enterprises so that the venue can receive a higher standard of events. In addition to the main auditorium, the building also houses the City Band and Coordination of Music, and the Radames Gnattali Room, a multipurpose space with capacity for up to 120 people.
One of the premier spaces for events in the charming city of Porto Alegre, Centro de Eventos Casa do Gaúcho is located in the center of the city, in the beautiful Parque Maurício Sirotsky Sobrinho, overlooking the river. Offering its spaces for a range of events, be it of a business, cultural, or private nature, the center boasts a premier position in the events circle of Porto Alegre. See the website or call to know more.
This old coal power station operated between 1928 and 1974 as the main electricity supplier in Porto Alegre. When the plant was decommissioned, the original plan was to have it demolished, but the community rallied against it. It was eventually refurbished and registered as a heritage building. Finally in 1991, it re-opened as Usina do Gasômetro. Spread across 18,000 square meters (193,750 square feet), the cultural center features exhibition spaces, a library, a memorial room, auditoriums, multipurpose rooms, theater, a movie hall and a photo lab. There is also a performance stage, cafes and offices occupied by various art groups. Nestled near the Guaiba Lake, its rooftop terraces are one of the best spots to watch Porto Alegre's famous sunsets.
Part of the Beira Rio sports complex, this stadium (fondly known as "Gigantinho") is the one of the biggest sports arenas in Brazil, making it an ideal location for huge concerts and events.
Opening for its first match in 1954, the Estádio Olímpico Monumental is a stadium in the Brazilian city of Porto Alegre. With a capacity of 45,000, this stadium has held enthusiastic sports fans over the years for innumerable amount of games, concerts and events. Most recently, Madonna performed for a sold out crowd. Check website for details.
If you are a fan of soccer and visiting the town of Porto Alegre, then do head to the Estádio Passo d'Areia. This popular stadium is located in the Santa Maria Goretti neighborhood of the city. As the home ground of Esporte Clube São José, the stadium is where the club plays most of its matches in the city. With a capacity of 9,000, the stadium can be really buzzing when a match is going on. Besides soccer, the stadium also plays host to concerts and community events.
This Porto Alegre theater is known for its spectacular array of shows, from broadway musicals, concerts and performing arts to private events such as seminars, corporate meetings and more. The modern Teatro de Sesi was opened in 1997 on May 27th, Industry Day. Visit the website for more information on upcoming shows and performances.
A premier venue for a range of events in the region, the Centro de Eventos FIERGS is located at the headquarters of the Federation of Industries for the State of Rio Grande do Sul (FIERGS). Conveniently situated a few miles from the city center and close to the Aeroporto Internacional Salgado Filho, and not far from major Brazilian and other South American cities, this convention center is ideal for major events. An impressively designed venue, this center comprises several meeting rooms, an exhibition center, a theater, as well as a spacious parking area. For more information on the venue, do see the website.