Carlos Alberto Theatre
The Carlos Alberto Theatre is named after the king of Sardinia who died in Porto in 1849 while in exile. He had been welcomed into the Barão do Valado Mansion, in whose garden the theater was built by Manuel da Silva Neves. Opened on 14 October 1897, the TeCA, as it is also known, was from the beginning a space devoted to the presentation of popular shows: from circus horse shows to operettas, and from light theater to cinema. It was renovated in 2001 by architect Nuno Lacerda Lopes when Porto was designated European Capital of Culture. Since 2013, the Teca has been managed by the São João National Theatre as a second performance space.