FIS is an intimate festival in its essence, that programs all types of artistic expression with a strong connection to the performing arts. FIS takes place annually, in November, in the city of Póvoa de Varzim, in the north of Portugal.

Do you have a solo and want to participate in FIS?

We are always looking for new solo projects where the performing arts are a strong vehicle for creation. FIS opens the doors, in all its editions, to projects from the most varied artistic fields, which may include: circus, dance, music, theatre, performance, stand-up, installation, exhibition, among others.

If you have a project with these characteristics and would like to participate in the festival, send us an e-mail with all the information about your project, preferably including a dossier, photographs and an integral video.


How to get to the festival

By car

Via A28 towards Viana do Castelo and exit at Póvoa de Varzim.
There are also several bus services that stop at the bus station in Póvoa de Varzim.

By subway

Line B (Red) to “Póvoa de Varzim” station. Both normal and express services stop at this station. There is also a direct connection to the train station "Campanhã". For more information on Metro do Porto service, such as timetables and frequencies, please consult:

Where to eat and stay

Cafes and restaurants

O Tacho (Restaurant)
Rua José Malgueira, 46 R/C Esq., 4490-409 Póvoa de Varzim
T: (+351) 252 683 393

Bicho (Artisan Bread) 
Rua de Camilo, 75, 4490-485 Póvoa de Varzim
T: (+351) 252 023 326

Pizza d’Artista (Pizzeria) 
Rua Santos Minho, 48, 4490-549 Póvoa de Varzim
T: (+351) 252 087 979

BO.CA Brunch (Coffee / Brunch) 
Rua Caetano de Oliveira, 226, 4490-610 Póvoa de Varzim
T: (+351) 252 172 666

Sailorman & Friends (Restaurant) 
Praça da República, 11, 4490-437 Póvoa de Varzim
T: (+351) 252 088 761O

Pastor Vegano (Restaurant)
Praça da República 14, 4490-437 Póvoa de VarzimT: (+351) 252 105 441

Riba-Mar (Pastry Shop)
Largo Dr. David Alves, 12, 4490-426 Póvoa de Varzim
T: (+351) 252 624 594

Hotels and hostels

Hotel Avenida
Avenida Mouzinho de Albuquerque, 54, Póvoa de Varzim
T: (+351) 252 683 206

Grande Hotel da Póvoa
Passeio Alegre, 20, Póvoa de Varzim
T: (+351) 252 290 400

Hotel Luso Brasileiro
Rua dos Cafés, 16, Póvoa de Varzim
T: (+351) 252 690 710

Sardines & Friends (Hostel)
Rua da Ponte, 4, Póvoa de Varzim
T: (+351) 962 083 329

Ticket office and other information

Tickets and general pass already on sale at:
Balcony of Cine-Teatro Garrett (Póvoa de Varzim)
Fnac and Worten stores

Single ticket: €5.00
General pass: €20.00

Cine-Teatro Garrett box office hours

Morning: 10:30am to 12:30pm
Afternoon: 3:30pm to 5:30pm

Information and reservations

Cine-Teatro Garrett
Rua José Malgueira, 1/15, 4490-647, Póvoa de Varzim
T: (+351) 252 090 210

Legal ticketing information

● Deves conferir o seu bilhete no acto da compra. Não se efectuam trocas ou devoluções.
● To collect discounted tickets or invitations, it is mandatory to present an identification document.
● Os bilhetes reservados devem ser levantados até 72 horas antes do início do evento.
● It is not allowed to enter the rooms after the beginning of the show, unless otherwise indicated by the room attendants. In case of delay and impossibility of entry, the ticket price will not be refunded.
● Todas as salas do Cine-Teatro Garrett têm acesso a lugares disponíveis para espectadores com mobilidade reduzida.
● Durante os espectáculos, deves manter o telemóvel ou outros aparelhos sonoros desligados.
● It is not allowed to photograph, film or record without prior authorization.
● Smoking is not permitted unless stated otherwise.
● The schedule may change for unforeseen reasons.
● If the event date is changed, the ticket purchased will be valid for the final date.
● Em caso de alteração de data ou cancelamento, o portador do bilhete pode requerer a devolução do valor do mesmo até trinta dias após a data inicialmente prevista.
● FIS Um Solo – Associação Cultural is exempt from paying VAT, according to article 9, nº 35, paragraph b) of the CIVA code.