Arts and Congress Centre - Casa das Mudas
Located in the Municipality of Calheta, to the west of the Island, a little over 20 minutes from Funchal, the Casa das Mudas Art Gallery represents, one of the most important investments made by Sociedade de Desenvolvimento Ponta do Oeste, S.A. Its singularity, starting by the architecture of the building, serves its purpose: raise awareness and interest in the public for art in general and modern art in particular. To reach this goal, the Sociedade de Desenvolvimento Ponta do Oeste is developing a program of activities with the hopes of diversifying the cultural agenda in Madeira, such as temporary exhibitions, theatre, dance, film and workshops among others.
This space, dedicated to art and culture, was only possible thanks to the Regional Governments’ vision of defending public interest and believing in the role that culture has to play as a governance element and its importance as a social cement and space for participation. The intentional location, of Casa das Mudas, deepens the concept of decentralization and democratization of access to culture in a space that should be open and in permanent construction.
Casa das Mudas art gallery possesses an auditorium with seating capacity of 220, designed and equipped to ensure the holding of multiple events, including concerts, movies and plays, offering all the technical conditions for organizing dance performances, congresses and meetings. Because of its technical conditions and privileged location, about 20 minutes from the capital, Funchal, the auditorium consists in a unique and pleasant space on the Island. The proximity of the Arts Centre to the main access routes to the Western part of Madeira and several hotels in the town of Calheta make it convenient and easily accessible. The auditorium is equipped with the most recent technology and booths for simultaneous translation, completed with a cafeteria service, restaurant, library and underground parking with 92 places.
Estrada Simão Gonçalves da Câmara, nº37
9370 – 139 Calheta
Tel.: 291 820 900
Tuesday to Sunday | From 10h to 18h