Henrique Delgado Award

21 March at 6.30pm (Thursday)

Henrique Delgado Award


The Henrique Delgado Cultural Merit Award is biannual and aims to give recognition to personalities, structures or institutions that have developed a decisive work for the recognition of the puppetry arts, contributing to their knowledge, improvement and visibility, including its more comprehensive character in its interdisciplinary relationship with other universes of artistic creation, such as cinema, the visual arts, dance, numerical art or theatre.

Henrique Delgado (1938-1971) is a unique case in the history of Puppet Theatre in Portugal. His research was extremely important and vital to the study and knowledge of this art, a true reference, without his work a lot of information about the Portuguese puppetry would be lost forever. He wrote a considerable number of articles in various Portuguese magazines and newspapers. His articles were also published in several foreign publications. Unfortunately, his untimely death prevented the continuation of this work. 


This initiative allows the promotion and encouragement of research and dissemination of the puppetry arts, allowing the laureates to publish a bilingual publication (Portuguese-English) or to support a research project.

SÃO LUIZ TEATRO MUNICIPAL - Sala Bernardo Sassetti
21 March (Thursday) 6.30pm - Free entrance (subject to availability)