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São Luiz for all

Accessibility has been for a long time a priority at São Luiz. We like to say that São Luiz is for everybody — and we strive daily to ensure that these are not mere words or theory. This attitude begins outside the Theatre, in the way we receive our audience and continues throughout the building, but also determines the way in which we present our performances.

There is, next to the Theatre, a public parking space for people with reduced mobility. Thinking of them, we also made every venue in the Theatre accessible and prepared them with seats to accommodate that audience. Bringing to the Theatre people who often feel excluded ou incapable of coming is paramount to us.

The Bilhete Suspenso (Suspended Ticket) is an initiative we are very proud of. It is very simple: when you buy a ticket with the fixed price of 7€, the ticket remains in the box office, suspended, and allows people aided by the associations with partnership with São Luiz to come to the Theatre. The association are: Fundação António Luís de Oliveira, APAV – Associação Portuguesa de Apoio à Vítima, Associação SOL, Albergues Nocturnos de Lisboa, Associação Crescer, Associação Mais Proximidade Melhor Vida e Casa da Boavista – SCML. Through the Vamos? project, in a partnership with Associação Mais Proximidade Melhor Vida, we try to encourage people in social isolation situations to come to the Theatre more often.

In this effort to promote accessibility, we insist that most of our performances have sessions in Portuguese Sign Language (PSL), with Audio Description (AD) and that we have Relaxed Sessions (RS).

We believe that a Theatre will not fulfil its mission if it is does not belong to everyone and is not for everyone.

Portuguese Sign Language

Portuguese Sign Language (PSL) is, since 1997, one of the official languages of Portugal and São Luiz, thinking of the deaf community, has integrated it in its programme as of 2007.

See here which shows with sessions with Portuguese Sign Language InterpretationSEASON 2019-2020

September 15, Sunday at 11 am
ANTIPRINCESAS: JUANA AZURDUY
CLÁUDIA GAIOLAS
September 22, Sunday at 5:30 pm
A DAMA DAS CAMÉLIAS
ALEXANDRE DUMAS (SON)
MIGUEL LOUREIRO
September 29, Sunday at 11 am
ANTIPRINCESAS: CLARICE LISPECTOR
CLÁUDIA GAIOLAS
October 13th. Sunday at 5:30 pm
THE SWIMMING POOL PARTY
RICARDO NEVES-NEVES
MÓNICA GARNEL
October 19, Saturday at 11 am
OS SAPATOS SR. LUIZ
MADALENA MARQUES
October 20, Sunday at 5:30 pm
O DIA DO JUÍZO
ÖDÖN VON HORVÁTH
CRISTINA CARVALHAL
October 27, Sunday at 4 pm
FIT-IN
YOLA PINTO AND JOÃO DE BRITO
24 November, Sunday at 4 pm
PARECEU-ME OUVIR PASSOS
MADALENA MARQUES
24 November, Sunday at 7 pm
A VOZ HUMANA
FRANCIS POULENC AND JEAN COCTEAU
January 12, Sunday at 4 pm
EU GOSTO MUITO DO SR. SATIE
JOANA GAMA
January 19, Sunday at 5:30 pm
SEM FLORES NEM COROA
ORLANDO COSTA
FERNANDA LAPA
January 26, Sunday at 5:30 pm
PROFESSAR
LIGIA SOARES AND SARA DUARTE
9 February, Sunday at 4 pm
TRUC
INÊS JACQUES AND RITA SHOES
February 16, Sunday at 5:30 pm
A RECONQUISTA DE OLIVENZA
RICARDO NEVES-NEVES AND FILIPE RAPOSO
7 March, Saturday at 4 pm
OS FIGOS SÃO PARA QUEM PASSA
MARTA BERNARDES
March 15, Sunday at 5:30 pm
A MORTE DE RAQUEL
RACHEL CASTRO
April 26, Sunday at 5:30 pm
AS BODAS DE SANGUE
FEDERICO GARCÍA LORCA
ANTÓNIO PIRES

Audio Description

Visually impaired people can fully and independently attend our perfomances by means of the objective description of every information we apprehend with sight (facial expressions, scenic environment, etc.) and also by previously getting acquainted with the stage.

See here which shows with sessions with audio descriptionSEASON 2019-202022

September 22, Sunday at 5:30 pm
A DAMA DAS CAMÉLIAS
ALEXANDRE DUMAS (SON)
MIGUEL LOUREIRO
October 13th. Sunday at 5:30 pm
THE SWIMMING POOL PARTY
RICARDO NEVES-NEVES
MÓNICA GARNEL
October 20, Sunday at 5:30 pm
O DIA DO JUÍZO
ÖDÖN VON HORVÁTH
CRISTINA CARVALHAL
November 10, Sunday at 5:30 pm
PEDRO E O CAPITÃO
YOLA PINTO AND JOÃO DE BRITO
24 November, Sunday at 7 pm
A VOZ HUMANA
FRANCIS POULENC AND JEAN COCTEAU
January 12, Sunday at 4 pm
EU GOSTO MUITO DO SR. SATIE
JOANA GAMA
January 19, Sunday at 5:30 pm
SEM FLORES NEM COROA
ORLANDO COSTA
FERNANDA LAPA
February 15, Saturday at 11 am
OS SAPATOS DO SR. LUIZ
MADALENA MARQUES
February 16, Sunday at 5:30 pm
A RECONQUISTA DE OLIVENZA
RICARDO NEVES-NEVES AND FILIPE RAPOSO
March 15, Sunday at 5:30 pm
A MORTE DE RAQUEL
RACHEL CASTRO
April 26, Sunday at 5:30 pm
AS BODAS DE SANGUE
FEDERICO GARCÍA LORCA
ANTÓNIO PIRES

 

Relaxed Session

In the relaxed sessions, we adapt the contents to the needs of the audience and make the environment in the venue friendlier, by providing a bigger tolerance to noise and movement in the seats. These sessions are open to every kind of audience, within the age rating, including people in the autistic spectrum, with intelectual, sensorial or communication  disabilities.

Here are the shows with Relaxed SessionsSEASON 2019-202025

25 October schools
27 October families
FIT-IN
YOLA PINTO AND JOÃO DE BRITO
29 november
PARECEU-ME OUVIR PASSOS
MADALENA MARQUES
10 january schools
12 january families
EU GOSTO MUITO DO SR. SATIE
JOANA GAMA
18 January
OS SAPATOS DO SR.LUIZ
MADALENA MARQUES
24 January schools
26 January families
PROFESSAR
LIGIA SOARES AND SARA DUARTE
7 February schools
9 February families
TRUC
INÊS JACQUES AND RITA CALÇADA BASTOS
24 April schools
26 April families
ANTIPRINCESAS: CAROLINA BEATRIZ ANGELO
CLAUDIA GAIOLAS

Talks with the Artists

The conversations with the artistic teams after the performances are the occasion to create a dialogue between the artists and the audiences.

See here what shows with Conversations with the artistsSEASON 2019-2020

September 22
A Dama das Camélias
ALEXANDRE DUMAS (SON)
MIGUEL LOUREIRO
October 13
The Swimming Pool Party
RICARDO NEVES-NEVES
MÓNICA GARNEL
October 20
O Dia do Juízo
ÖDÖN VON HORVÁTH
CRISTINA CARVALHAL
October 21 to 25
Fit (in)
YOLA PINTO AND JOÃO DE BRITO
November 3
Pedro e o Capitão
MÁRIO BENEDETTI
ROMEU COSTA AND MARTA CARRERAS
November 15
Um Piano Afinado pelo Cinema
FILIPE RAPOSO
November 24
A Voz Humana
FRANCIS POULENC AND JEAN COCTEAU
November 22 and 25 to 29 
Pareceu-me Ouvir Passos
MADALENA MARQUES
December 9 and 10
The Night Watchman
HET FILIAAL
January 7 to 10
Eu Gosto Muito do Sr. Satie
JOANA GAMA
January 19
Sem Flores nem Coroa
ORLANDO COSTA
FERNANDA LAPA
January 23 and 24
Professar
LIGIA SOARES AND SARA DUARTE
February 16
A Reconquista de Olivenza
RICARDO NEVES-NEVES AND FILIPE RAPOSO
March 15
A Morte de Raquel
RAQUEL CASTRO
April 26
As Bodas de Sangue
FEDERICO GARCÍA LORCA
ANTÓNIO PIRES
April 20 to 24
Antiprincesas: Carolina Beatriz Ângelo
CLÁUDIA GAIOLAS
June 1 to 5
Lilliput
AINHOA VIDAL
June 1 to 5
Antiprincesas: Leonor, Marquesa de Alorna
CLÁUDIA GAIOLAS