What is the best show that you have ever seen? It’s difficult to choose, right? Whatever you decide, there’s no doubt that it took place in an incredible venue. São Paulo ranks highly among the world’s greatest cities for first-class concert halls, with venues like Credicard Hall SP, Audio Club, and Cine Joia. Therefore, to help you enjoy the perfect evening’s entertainment, here are some the best places to see an unforgettable show during your stay.
Audio Club is a spacious venue that seats 3,500 people and promises the perfect view no matter where you are sitting, thanks to the building’s expert design. This venue is famous among patrons for its incredible sound quality and excellent management and service. Audio Club hosts a wide array of musicians from different genres, including alternative, rock, reggae, disco, and axé (a musical form from the northeast of Brazil). There is Wi-Fi throughout the venue so that you can stay connected while you enjoy your evening, and the terrace hosts some of the best food trucks in the city. Getting to Audio Club is extremely easy, thanks to its location next to Barra Funda Metro station, and it’s in an area well-served by taxis.
Cine Joia has a long history as a key cultural reference in the city of São Paulo. Located in Liberdade, the neighborhood with the biggest Japanese population outside of Japan, it was originally opened to show vanguard films from the Land of the Rising Sun. Today, it is an ultramodern concert hall that has been given a new lease of life, creating a wonderful harmony between 50s architecture and contemporary technology. You will be amazed as you watch their 3D Projection Mapping technology transform the stage into an enormous cinema screen. Seeing all of this firsthand is worth the visit in itself. The selection of bands that play here is diverse and caters to all tastes, from alternative rock to 60s soul. Whether or not you are a smoker, make sure you check out the terrace located on the second floor. The view of May 23 Avenue, and the city at night, is one of this venue’s great attractions.
With space for 7,000 people, Credicard Hall São Paulo is among the principal concert halls in the city. Over the years, its eclectic line-ups have included Brazilian sertanejo music, international pop, rock, rap, samba, and much, much more. Thanks to its central location on the banks of the Pinheiros River, there is also a wealth of excellent restaurants and bars in the area.
And even though this is more than enough to keep you busy during your next visit to São Paulo, it is just the tip of the cultural iceberg when it comes to music venues in the city. So, be sure to check back here for more suggestions on where to enjoy fantastic concerts and shows in São Paulo.