Artistic Area

Visual Arts

Associação Amigos do Coliseu do Porto


Rua Passos Manuel, 137
4000-285 Porto

+351 223 394 940


Coliseu Porto Ageas is a major historic building located in the heart of Porto, Portugal. Inaugurated on December 19, 1941, Coliseu welcomes all artistic disciplines and a great diversity of audiences. An icon of Modernism, the building is listed by the Government as a Monument of Public Interest, and the classic-style decoration coexists with the most recent equipment and technologies, providing a unique environment for all artistic live events.
Coliseu Porto Ageas is made of different spaces. The main venue has a seating capacity of 3,000 and a standing capacity of 4,000. The building’s highlights are its unrivalled acoustic conditions, the circus ring with features that are unique in Portugal, and the generously sized orchestra pit for large opera productions and film concerts. The smaller rooms, with capacity for 300 people, are ideal for smaller events, such as concerts, exhibitions, performances, meetings and presentations.


Eligible Applicants
Visual artists (individuals or small teams), in all fields.

Resident artist(s) to be selected in the framework of an international call for proposals.


Lounge Ageas is a new, 40 sqm space, with natural light and a mezzanine floor reserved for artistic residences and aimed at promoting visual arts. Creators in the fields of drawing, painting, sculpture, photography and jewelry, to name a few, will find a space for work and all the support they need to develop and publicize their creations in this independent room.

Additional info

The Lounge Ageas is a room of 40 sqm located on the 1st floor of Coliseu. It has natural light, a mezzanine, electricity, water and Internet. In addition to the residence space, Coliseu Porto Ageas will provide technical, production and communication support to the artistic residency.


4000€-6000€ - In Residence grant / Porto City Council