Fado in Chiado
Fado in Chiado
4.5
1:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Monday
1:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Tuesday
1:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Wednesday
1:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Thursday
1:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Friday
1:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Saturday
1:00 PM - 8:00 PM
About
Fado in Chiado is a Live Show. Discover the music that expresses the soul of Lisbon. Skip the line, enjoy a soulful fado show in the center of Lisbon and immerse yourself in a journey of images of iconic places around the city of the sun. Talented male and female singers, accompanied by acoustic guitar and the masterful and unique Portuguese guitar, give voice to the Portuguese culture. It is a real musical show where fado arises as the leading star, through truly exceptional voices and performances. The talent of young performers shines under its own light, conceived to be a show welcomed in a comfortable space, that propels the exclusive sound of Fado, giving away with emotion the ‘Portuguese soul’. The Theatro Gymnásio in the Espaço Chiado, is the place where Lisbon reveals traditions, in this space is where you can hear and feel, daily (except Sundays), during intense 50 minutes, the sounds of the soul of a people that surprised the world through its ability to discover new paths.
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The area
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Neighborhood: Chiado & Carmo
The traditionally trendy "Chiado" (literally, "squeak", the nickname of a 16th century poet) offers plenty of cafes, restaurants and bars where you can stop for a cafe or cocktail, after exploring its streets, shops, art galleries, theaters, museums and viewpoints. It's also the home to the statue of the famous statue of portuguese poet Fernando Pessoa, having is usual espresso at "A Brasileira" as he used to. You can also enjoy breathtaking views of Lisbon from the Elevador de Santa Justa or the Carmo Convent, for example. A commercial neighborhood at its core, especially for its Garrett and Carmo streets, Chiado is to this day a mandatory visit in Lisbon.
How to get there
  • Baixa/Chiado • 5 min walk
  • Restauradores • 6 min walk
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4.5
4.5 of 5 bubbles815 reviews
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EllenChr
Oslo, Norway2,584 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 • Friends
I’m a bit drawn here - it is quite touristy. Especially the fact that they try to get the crowd to sign along. I would have prefered it without that. The quality of the music however was good. The man playing the local type of guitar was absolutely amazing. He was worth the show all by himself. The female singer was also very good, while the man was OK.
50 minutes is about right. You get a taste of fado.
Written February 15, 2020
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janelitamirta
Gilbert, AZ471 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023
Bought the ticket at the venue a couple of hours in advance but I was lucky. The place was full (noisy but appreciative teenagers),
The show starts at 7pm, a good time, and the show is great. A bit less than 1 hour, but intense and the artists are first class.
Written April 2, 2023
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3LoveLife
Margate City, NJ210 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023 • Couples
You get exactly what you paid for, no frills, no bad meal, and good quality Fado. The older gentleman playing the Portuguese guitarra was fantastic! Very tourist friendly, explanations in several languages. 50 minutes, no hard sell on CDs. Very enjoyable evening, one of the only shows that started at 7 pm, everywhere else was 8 or later.
Written February 8, 2023
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Svitlana P
Toronto, Canada7 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022
Amazing experience to finish the summer night in Lisbon. Warm, genuine, skillful artistic performance. Your heart opens up to the sounds of the Portuguese guitar and the music of Fado.
I liked that it is in the concert hall rather than in a restaurant.
Written July 7, 2022
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Jeff B
Seattle, WA1,148 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Couples
3.5 overall. Bought tickets online the day before the show.

We enjoyed the style and intimacy of the Fado performance (our first) that we experienced in the city of Coimbra.

"Fado in Chiado" was our second experience with Fado. It is worthwhile if one is in Lisbon and wants to experience Fado, and also if one wants to see a style different than that of Coimbra. (Thankfully) no need to have dinner and thus one can focus on the show.

Staff were very helpful, and the venue was comfortable. The performance takes place on an elevated stage, with the audience below.
Written September 29, 2023
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RiccTenerife
Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Spain319 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • Friends
Great musicians, great singers. Good price for the quality of this fado. Not only nostalgic, also passional and funny.
Very comfortable theatre, in the very center of the town, near to Café Brasileira.
Very worthy cultural event, A MUST.
Written January 9, 2020
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lucylouEdinburgh
Edinburgh35 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2014 • Couples
15 euros very well spent. After being warned off the expensive shows with compulsory food and drink 'packages', by our hotel, we found this one, which is simply a theatrical performance of the music and song, with a simple slideshow explaining briefly the history and tradition.
Excellent performers who clearly demonstrate the passion and skill of the genre, without the hype of the tourist package.
Written October 20, 2014
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HAVEFUN000
Sydney, Australia317 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2013 • Couples
The performers - one male singer & one female singer plus three musicians, were all very talented, but the genre is very repetitive, especially when it is in Portuguese. If you want to see a good Fado show, this is the one.
Tips: We had the Lisbon Card, so we received a discount on the ticket price. We went to the theatre to purchase our tickets directly. You can ring to make a booking before purchasing tickets, which we did. Get there 30 minutes before the show and line up immediately if you want to pick your seat as the seating is free, not allocated.
Written October 15, 2013
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shinhanga
Plainville, Connecticut118 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2013 • Couples
Two guitar players and two vocalists, one male, one female, give a one-hour performance that is stupendous. Somewhat pricey, but still less expensive than going to a restaurant with fado entertainment, which is the alternative. The male singer, Abdre Vaz, sounds like Julio Iglesias. We may all be hearing about him in the future.
Written March 21, 2013
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LuigiMonterotondo
Monterotondo, Italy11 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2013 • Family
Being in Lisbona for holiday, my wife and I did not want to miss the experience of Fado.
As many italians, we love beatiful music, but we had fear of hitting one of those low quality, boring, expensive offers for tourists. So when we saw in internet the advise for a real fado in a theater in the city center at a reasonable price (16 euro), at an appropriate time (7 p.m.), we trusted and we have witnessed a true spectacle of Fado with excellent singers and guitarists as good.
Music, accompanied with beatiful images and few poetic words on the screen behind the artists, was really able to excite the deep emotional state, with sad and happy feelings together, that Fado must convey.
Written April 24, 2013
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Dear visitor, Thank you for your positive review, it is an incentive to continue our work. Thank you for visiting and recommending our show! Best Regards Fado in Chiado Team
Written April 25, 2013
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