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Teatro Rival Petrobras is a venue that showcases local performing arts. Located in the heart of the city, this theater is easily accessible from any part of the city. Famous performers in the field of music and theater have graced the stage here. Come down for a leisurely day of entertainment and a meal followed afterwards at the cafe within the premises. After undergoing a renovation phase, Teatro Rival has emerged as one of the most popular venues among the regular theater goers. Synonymous with quality and sophistication, it is way ahead of its contemporaries in terms of presentation and style.
Teatro Dulcina is a historic landmark in the city of Rio de Janeiro, that marked the first few steps towards modernization. Located in the magnificent Cinelândia neighborhood, the theater takes pride in being one of the oldest and most premier theater facilities in Rio. Over the years, it has been renovated several times to incorporate and equip itself with more contemporary and modern facilities. The best of concerts, plays, dramas and musicals take place right here, at the Teatro Dulcina, making it a must-visit in the city.
It may look like an ordinary newspaper cabin, known as a banca do jornais, but this kooky spot actually serves as a venue for live blues music each Saturday. During the rest of the week, recorded blues music can be heard emanating from the cabin, but it is Saturdays that really draw a crowd, with acclaimed blues acts and emerging artists showcasing their skills here. The events generally begin at 7.30p, but check local listings in advance in case of cancellations.
Culture is integral and that is exactly what Caixa Cultural strives towards. Deepening into the cultural roots, the community showcases several theater acts, music shows, dance and spectacular exhibitions of arts and craft from time to time. Most of the shows are meant for students so as to encourage more participation from them. Responsible for preserving the cultural and historical heritage, Caixa Cultural is the pride of the city.
The headquarters of a Government-sponsored cultural project, Casa Funarte hosts a varied program of events that encompasses music, dance, theater, poetry, and everything in between. This cultural space opened its doors to the public in May 1978, and since then has held a reputation as one of the best spots in the city to take in performing arts. The atmosphere is refreshingly unpretentious, and the venue hosts locals from all walks of life. Reasonable entrance prices have helped to make Casa Funarte a welcoming cultural space for all, and foreign visitors are more than welcome to attend shows and events here.
Lapa is better known for its samba and its riotous street parties than its high culture, but this university-owned music school is a great place to catch free opera, chamber music, and even symphony orchestra performances. The talented students hold regular shows here in a grand 1920s building that recall the city's Belle Epoque period. The main auditorium, the Salao Leopoldo Miguez, seats more than 1000 people. Do check the website for listings before heading out here.
Located in the Centro neighborhood of Rio de Janeiro, this premier theater facility seats over 500 people and is one of the best in the city. It is well-equipped with state-of-the-art facilities and is perfect for all sorts of concerts, musicals and theater works. The place will delight you with its age-old architecture and its secluded location. What's more, it is also the home to some of the best artists and singers in Brazil who hold most of their concerts and performances at Teatro SESC Ginástico.
One of the few surviving landmarks from the colonial era, this aqueduct was finished in 1750. At one time, Arcos da Lapa carried water down from Rua da Carioca; it now serves as a viaduct to the Bondinho de Santa Teresa (tram) that connects the downtown area to the Santa Teresa area. 270 meters (885.83 feet) in length and encompassing 42 arches, Arcos da Lapa is one of the most architecturally-significant structures in the area.