Welcome to one of the biggest Opera Houses in Brazil. We from Theatro Municipal de São Paulo are immensely proud of the story we have told so far, but we make it our daily mission to make you proud of this living patrimony. We are an institution with open doors to the city and to the world, a stage ready to create memorable and affordable experiences, housing both classic and contemporary artistic expressions.
The lavish building, a clear nod to the Paris Opera, has risen as an aspirational symbol for the members of the high society in São Paulo, who, with the abundance of resources from the region’s coffee plantations, wished for a concert hall that could match the high level of their Europpean possessions and aspirations as well as welcome the biggest names in Opera and Theatre.
The historical construction, signed by the Ramos de Azevedo offices, in collaboration with the Italians Cláudio Rossi and Domiziano Rossi, had its start back in 1903 and was only available to the citizens 8 years later. In Septembr 1911, Theatro Municipal opened its doors to exclusive guests before a crowd of 20 thousand people, all amazed at the architecture’s luxury and great lighting, extraordinary for the time.
The Municipal stage has taken in the most important names of the first half of the 21 st Century, such as Enrico Caruso, Maria Callas, Bidu Sayão, Arturo Toscanini, Carmargo Guarnieri, Villa-Lobos, Francisco Mignone, Ana Pawlova, Arthur Rubinstein, Claudio Arrau, Duke Ellington, Ella Fitzgerald, Isadora Duncan, Nijinsky, Baryshnikov, among many others.
Always pushing beyond the classic scene, it honoured its cosmopolitan calling by hosting one of the main events of Brazilian’s Art History, the SEMANA DE 22 (a week-long art fair held in a 1922 São Paulo) by Mário de Andrade, Oswald de Andrade, Anita Malfatti and a few other bright youngsters who inaugurated the modernist movement in Brazil.
In more than 100 years of history, three big renewals have preserved, renovated and expanded the Theatre that nowadays consists of a refurbished building and the premises of Praça das Artes to house the artistic work, the municipal music and dance schools and the many activities held by the Theatro Municipal Complex.
WEEKDAYS – R$ 58 (dessert not included)
*children up to 4 years old do not pay (when assisted by an adult, up to 2 children per adult) **children ages 5 to 10 pay 50%.
MONDAY – 10AM to 3:30PM
TUESDAY to FRIDAY – 10AM to 5PM
*in show days, the restaurant closes at 4PM
**closes at Saturdays, Sundays and National holidays.
The Municipal Theater is located at Praça Ramos, no No., in the center of São Paulo – near the Anhangabaú subway station.
Parking Lot at Praça das Artes
Visitors to the Theater can use the Praça das Artes parking service (Conselheiro Crispiniano Street, 378).
Prices: on days that there is no event: from 7 am to 10 pm: R$7.00 for 1/2 hour; R$15.00 for the first hour and R$22.00 for up to 12 hours; on event days at Praça das Artes and the Municipal Theater: R$25.00 from 3pm; On Sundays, the parking lot is open only on event days and the R$25.00 price remains. All VISA and MASTERCARD cards are accepted. The parking lot is managed by INDIGO.
Opening hours: Monday to Saturday from 7 am to 10 pm; on event days at Praça das Artes and the Municipal Theater. The parking lot stays open until 1h after the show ends.
Slots: 180, with eight slots reserved for the elderly and six slots reserved for people with special needs.
**ATTENTION: There won’t be parking service on March 1st due to the Carnaval.