With a program dedicated to children and young people, LU.CA regularly presents artistic projects from different areas, with a special focus on the performing arts. Its mission is to contribute to the artistic and cultural education of children from a very young age, being the first theatre in Portugal to target this special audience.
Calçada da Ajuda,76 – 80
1300 – 015 Lisboa
Tuesday to Friday
from 10am to 1pm, and 2pm to 5pm
Saturday and Sunday
from 11am to 1pm and 2pm to 6pm
Closed on Mondays, and on January 1, April 25, Easter Sunday, May 1, the month of August, and December 25
T: +351 215 939 100
About the space
Located on Calçada da Ajuda, this theatre was inaugurated in 1880, within the context of the 300th anniversary celebrations of the poet Luís de Camões’ death. Later, in 1911, it would be leased out to the Belém Clube, a cultural hub, for over a century.
In 2018, after serious remodelling works, executed by the architects Manuel Graça Dias and Egas José Vieira, LU.CA – Teatro Luis de Camões reopened, on World Children’s Day. The upgrading project won the Prémio Nacional de Reabilitação Urbana – Impacto Social award (National Urban Rehabilitation – Social Impact award).