Salvador

Castro Alves Theater Castro Alves Theater

Beautiful monument featuring several cultural centers and representing a landmark of modern architecture.

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Opened in 1967, in Salvador, the Castro Alves Theater was designed by José Bina Fonyat Filho and Humberto Lemos Lopes, located in the Campo Grande district – one of the city’s most important cultural centers.

The complex currently encompasses the Main Hall, Choir Room, the Acoustic Shell, the Foyer, the Technical Center, the Span, the Suspended Garden, and the Theater Cafe, in addition to management and rehearsal rooms.

Listed as a Brazilian cultural heritage site by the Artistic and Historical Heritage Institute (IPHAN), the Theater was the stage of very important presentations, such as the performance of Brazilian musicians Caetano Veloso and Gilberto Gil, shortly before they left for exile in England, in the 1970s.

The Theater has three ongoing projects: the Bahia Symphony Orchestra, the Castro Alves Theater Ballet, and the Bahia State Youth Orchestra Cores.
Currently undergoing renovations, the new Theater will also feature the Symphony Hall and Cinema, in addition to improvements in existing areas and a parking lot with over 300 spaces.

Key information and tips

Bahia Tourist Hotline: +55 (71) 3103-3103

Opening hours:
Mondays through Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Sundays, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Duration of the Visit
1 hour
Phone
+55 (71) 3535-0600 / +55 (71) 3117-4846 / +55 (71) 3117-4847
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Castro Alves Theater
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Address

Praça Dois de Julho, s/n – Campo Grande – Salvador – Bahia

The easiest way of getting around town is by taxi, especially at night. Check out rates and companies available in the city.

Some buses stop in front of the Theater. Consult bus itineraries for more information. In addition, the Salvador Bahia Bus also stops at the Theater.

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