What sees the light of the day for the first time, has the power for everything.
It was done with dream, conviction and hope.
It is dedicated to audiences in Alto Minho, Braga, Guimarães, Porto, Galicia and to all those interested in getting to know the professional theater that takes place in the North of Portugal, in 2017.
It is linked to the Week of Tolerance of the Healthy City Office of the Viana do Castelo City Council, devoting itself to the qualification of access to artistic enjoyment by the most diverse audiences.
It results from the work of a young and dedicated team of theater professionals, supported by an autarchy that, for five years, has remained the main support of Teatro do Noroeste – CDV, resident company of Teatro Municipal Sá de Miranda. We owe it, and President José Maria Costa and Councilwoman Maria José Guerreiro, the fact that we have arrived at what, we wish, is the end of a cycle and the beginning of the New.
It is an initiative only possible thanks to the occasional support from the Directorate-General for the Arts of the Ministry of Culture of the Portuguese Republic, which this project benefits and which we greatly welcome.
It is called Viana do Castelo Theater Festival.
Now that it was born, it only needs a pair of complicit hands to grow.