Teatro Municipal da Guarda opened its doors to the public in 2005, in the city of Guarda. Designed by Portuguese architect Carlos Veloso, this modern theatre consists of several buildings: the grand auditorium, the small auditorium, Café Concerto, a polyphonic building, an art gallery, a rehearsal room and the foyers. Teatro Municipal da Guarda has already been nominated to the European Architecture Award Mies van der Rohe.
The theatre Teatro Municipal da Guarda is the stage of the main cultural events of Guarda, deeply linked to the urban community by organising several remarkable street shows, as well as guided performed tours to the precious 8 hundred years-old historical centre. Teatro Municipal da Guarda has a very eclectic programme all year long, characterised by diversity, sense of contemporaneity and cosmopolitanism, embracing different audiences who are very demanding.
Teatro Municipal da Guarda works in partnership with other theatres, such as the Spanish theatre network of the region Castilla y Léon. This theatre values the engagement of local communities, playing a major role on the cultural scene of Center of Portugal.