On the 15th of december 2016, Teatro de Marionetas do Porto officially inaugurated Marionetas do Porto/Quinta de Bonjóia Centre, supported by Câmara Municipal do Porto (Porto City Hall), during the process of moving premises of Museu das Marionetas do Porto from Rua das Flores to Rua do Belomonte.
Marionetas do Porto/Quinta de Bonjóia Centre serves as Museu das Marionetas outdoors, including a temporary exhibition, guided tours and programs parallel to the exhibitions, such as staged readings.
Through this relationship, and with the support of the Divisão Municipal de Ação Social (City Department of Social Welfare), in 2018 there was a creative project with the old people of Campanhã, that premiered at the Festival Internacional de Marionetas do Porto (Porto International Marionettes Festival).
There was free access to the activities that took place at Marionetas do Porto/Quinta de Bonjóia Centre. This way, Teatro de Marionetas do Porto embraces through its work a city area more in need and more distant from the city’s historical centre, which is where Teatro de Marionetas do Porto’s headquarters are situated, as well as Teatro de Belomonte and Museu das Marionetas do Porto (Porto Puppet Museum).
The mission: to promote social inclusion and social cohesion through art.
We would like to stress that Marionetas do Porto/Quinta de Bonjóia Centre is quite close to Rua João Paulo Seara Cardoso (in Campanhã).