International Solo Festival

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

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

● You must check your ticket at the time of purchase. No exchanges or returns.
● To collect discounted tickets or invitations, it is mandatory to present an identification document.
● Reserved tickets must be picked up no later than 72 hours before the start of the event.
● 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.
● All rooms at Cine-Teatro Garrett have seating available for spectators with reduced mobility.
● During shows, you should keep your cell phone or other sound devices turned off.
● 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.
● In case of date change or cancellation, the ticket holder may request the refund of the same value up to thirty days after the initially scheduled date.
● FIS Um Solo – Associação Cultural is exempt from paying VAT, according to article 9, nº 35, paragraph b) of the CIVA code.