The building was built in 1727 with the aim of operating the Hospital da Misericórdia. Later, in 1886, the Regiment Headquarters in the city of Lamego suffered a great fire and Misericórdia gave it the space of the old hospital. However, in the following year, this fatality also haunted this building, being reduced to rubble. In 1924, it was bought at public auction by José Ribeiro Conceição, who then built the theater that today bears his name, maintaining the original 18th century façade. Inaugurated on February 2, 1929, José Ribeiro Conceição is the object of public homage with the presence of actress Lucília Simões. From then on, this place hosts theater, opera, circus, cinema, dance and music performances, making Lamego a reference in the cultural life of the interior of the country.
In 1989, it closed its doors. Meanwhile, the Lamego City Council proceeded with the acquisition of most of the Theater and, in 1993, the building was renovated and consolidated.
On February 23, 2008, the Theater opens with the presence of the President of the Republic, Professor Doutor Aníbal Cavaco Silva. Currently, Teatro Ribeiro Conceição hosts professional and amateur shows from all areas and offers the population training in the dance area, while acting together with local associations and institutions.
Largo de Camões
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