2018 Stage Rehearsal
Photo: M&M Production

Gallery: Preparations inside Altice Arena have started

In the next couple of weeks the Altice Arena – the arena for this years Eurovision – will be geared up. Follow the preparations here

The technical production team behind Eurovision Song Contest 2018 has started to prepare the arena Altice Arena for next month's huge event.

The arena, stage, backstage area and press centre have to be ready for the first rehearsals starting in the end of April 2018.

The Portuguese broadcaster RTP with a short clip about the preparations

Photos: M&M Production / Ola Melzig

Arena: Altice Arena

Location: Rossio dos Olivais, 1990-231 Lisboa, Portugal Google Maps
Metro station: "Oriente" Red Line

The arena for Eurovision 2018 is called Altice Arena (former called MEO Arena, originally Pavilhão Atlântico).

Eurovision 2018 arena: Altice Arena
Altice Arena, Lisbon

The Altice Arena is one of the largest indoor arenas in the EU, build in 1998.

  • Capacity: 20,000 guests
  • Seats: 12,500
  • Square metres: 5,200

The stage is designed by Florian Wieder, and is inspired by the hull of a ship and reflects Portugal's history and culture.

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