The Theatre


EGEAC is responsible for managing some of Lisbon’s key cultural spaces and for organising Festas de Lisboa and other street festivals.

For more than 20 years, this municipal company has been promoting cultural activity in Lisbon through its street festivals and management of cultural spaces, including the São Luiz and Maria Matos Theatres, various museums and art galleries, and monuments such as the Monument to the Discoveries and São Jorge Castle. These cultural spaces are visited by more than 2 million people each year, while close to 1 million participate in activities held in the street. As a key actor in the city, EGEAC provides programming that is multidisciplinary, comprehensive, inclusive and democratic, striving to be an agent that is active and receptive, interacting in both contemporary and popular activities.

Vision and Mission

To be a leader in setting up and promoting cultural events in the city of Lisbon, a reference agency in the management of cultural spaces and events, and an actor providing patrimonial value and acting as a catalyst for an artistic and cultural network.

To create a unique and distinct cultural personality from the city of Lisbon, stimulating artistic events and their promotion, investing in cultural projects of reference and enhancing dialogue between the city and its local, national and international publics.


EGEAC is the company responsible for managing various cultural spaces in the city of Lisbon, namely the Atelier-Museu Júlio Pomar (Júlio Pomar Atelier-Museum), the Casa Fernando Pessoa (Fernando Pessoa House), the Castelo de S. Jorge (São Jorge Castle), the Cinema São Jorge (São Jorge Cinema), the Galerias Municipais (Municipal Galleries) (Galeria Av. da Índia, Galeria Boavista, Galeria do Torreão Nascente da Cordoaria Nacional, Galeria Quadrum and Pavilhão Branco), the Maria Matos Teatro Municipal (Maria Matos Municipal Theatre), the Museu da Marioneta (Puppet Museum), the Museu do Fado (the Fado Museum), the Padrão dos Descobrimentos (Monument to the Discoveries), the Palácio Marquês de Pombal (Marquês de Pombal Palace), the Teatro Municipal São Luiz (São Luiz Municipal Theatre) and the Teatro Taborda (Taborda Theatre).

Besides the spaces which it manages, EGEAC is responsible for the programming of various cultural initiatives in public areas, in particular the Festas de Lisboa, Lisboa na Rua and Natal em Lisboa.

Institucional Documents

Municipal Venues Managed by EGEAC 

Atelier-Museu Júlio Pomar
Casa Fernando Pessoa
Castelo de São Jorge
Cinema São Jorge
Pavilhão Branco
Torreão Nascente da Cordoaria Nacional
Galeria da Boavista
Galeria Quadrum
Galeria Avenida da Índia
Maria Matos Teatro Municipal
Museu da Marioneta
Museu de Lisboa – Palácio Pimenta
Museu de Lisboa – Teatro Romano
Museu de Lisboa – Santo António
Museu de Lisboa – Núcleo Arqueológico da Casa dos Bicos
Museu de Lisboa – Torreão Poente do Terreiro do Paço
Museu do Fado
Museu do Aljube
Museu Bordalo Pinheiro
Padrão dos Descobrimentos
São Luiz Teatro Municipal