About Us

The Algarveans (or to give the group its official Portuguese name, Os Algarvios Teatro Experimental) is an amateur drama group based in the Algarve, Portugal.

We aim to produce three plays a year, including a family show/pantomime. We are an active group who have members from multicultural backgrounds, however, we do perform our productions in English.

Currently we perform our shows at the beautiful Auditório Carlos do Carmo, Lagoa

which seats up to 300 for each performance,

Convento de São José, Lagoa – which is a beautiful studio setting, which seats up to 92 per performance

and Teatro Mascarenhas Gregório, Silves.


The group benefits from having members of all ages, the youngest being aged 10 to others in their 80s. We are an inclusive group and do not audition for membership, although we do have informal auditions for shows, that said in the pantomimes there is normally a part for everyone.

There is also a great social side to the group and we try and organise as many events as our production schedule allows.

If you are interested in finding out more about our group, please feel free to contact us. We would love to hear from you!