Zêzerearts Festival Venues
Dornes - Ferreira do Zêzere
Dornes has been a favourite venue since the first Zêzerearts Festival in 2011 when we performed Handel's Saul in the square beneath the walls of the Templar tower. The atmosphere is set by the old village overlooking the river dam and the view speaks for itself.
Convento de Cristo
The Convento de Cristo in Tomar houses our choral groups and hosts a number of our performances. Zêzerearts first visited this exciting venue for the second Festival in 2012 and it has become very popular with both performers and audience alike.
Almourol Castle is on a small island on the Tejo which the Zêzere flows into. It is a major tourist attraction in the region and can be visited by boat. Zêzerearts gave a concert for the first time this year, on the shore with the castle as a backdrop. We plan a return visit in 2016.
The Monastery of St Mary of the Victory, know as Batalha Monastery, is a Dominican convent built in 1385 to commemorate the battle of Aljubarrota. The famous Unfinished Chapels provide a magical setting for music.
Alobaça Monastery was founded in 1153 and was one of the first homes to the Cistercian Order in Portugal. A huge and awe-inspiring building with an incredibly rich history, Alcobaça provides a number of extraordinary spaces for performances.
Cultural Centre, Ferreira do Zêzere
The Cultural Centre in Ferreira do Zêzere is the original home of the Zêzerearts Festival. It boasts a modern concert hall with an excellent acoustic as well as rehearsal space with rooms for practicing and relaxing. The Cultural Centre is the traditional venue for our closing Gala Concert.