Teatro Nacional São João do Porto

The Teatro Nacional São João do Porto annually produces four to five major shows and co-produces and hosts dozens of others. Having neither company nor resident designer, with the exception of its administrative director and artistic director, the TNSJ engages teams composed of Portuguese and foreign artists for its projects. It emphasizes regular collaborations and promotes their interaction. The theatre bets on research and experiments around contemporary scenic languages. It wishes to convey to today’s audience great classical texts and others of contemporary dramatic heritage. Through the theory and practical work developed by the Centre of Contemporary Dramaturgies of Porto, it pays special attention to the stimulation of new dramatic Portuguese writing. Being a member of the Union des Théâtres de l’Europe and organizing the PoNTI – Porto. Natal. Teatro. Internacional. festival, the Teatro Nacional São João is also committed to achieving the internationalization of its theatrical productions and establishing an earnest partnership with the European theatre scene.


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Member since 2003
Director: Nuno Carinhas

Porto, Portugal
Teatro Nacional São João do Porto
Praça da Batalha
4000-102 Porto Portugal 
Tel: + 351 22 340 19 00
Fax: + 351 22 208 83 03
www.tnsj.pt