Lisbon is a diverse, multicultural city and that is reflected in its cultural offer.
Classic and contemporary sounds, from distinct origins, Portuguese, African, Oriental and Brazilian, fado, opera, theatre and cinema.
You can see a play in the National D. Maria II Theater or in S. Luiz, or go to the opera in S. Carlos during the season.
S. Jorge is one of the city's oldest and grandest cinema, now used mainly for festivals and previews. Not far is the Cinemateca, that showcases Portuguese cinema and international classics. A few steps from The Lisbonaire, in Palácio Foz, the Junior Cinemateca will delight the younger audiences.
The musical offer is huge, ranging from small underground venues such as Bacalhoeiros and Crew Hassan, the jazz mecca Hot Clube, to big venues that feature the biggest names in Portuguese and international music. To know what is featuring and buy tickets go to ABEP ticket agency in Restauradores. You can listen to Fado in Bairro Alto or, better yet, in Alfama where you may still hear it being sung improvised, on the streets.
We also suggest searching for a cape-verdean restaurant with live music and dances, to get lost in African rhythms that are also part of Lisbon's heritage.
Whatever is your preference you can probably find it in Lisbon.