14, 16 & 18 May 2019

ESC2018

Audience

Coming to Lisbon to attend one of the live shows or dress rehearsals of the 2018 Eurovision Song Contest? Please read the following important information carefully.

This page will continuously be updated with the latest information.

Getting to the Altice Arena

Address: Rossio dos Olivais, Lisbon
To make sure you arrive in time for the shows, we recommend you plan your visit well in advance in accordance with the times printed on your ticket.
  • ? By metro: Travel the red line to metro station Oriente.
  • ? By bus: Take line 400, 705, 708, 725, 744, 759, 782, 794 (and night lines 208 and 210) to bus station Oriente.
  • ? By taxi: There are taxi stands at Oriente Station and in front of the Vasco da Gama Shopping Centre.
  • ? By train: You can travel to Lisbon's Oriente Station from throughout Portugal.
Please be advised that no parking is available in the near vicinity of the Altice Arena for the entire period of the event.
For more information, please visit the website of the Altice Arena.

Flag policy

The EBU reserves the right to remove any flag that obstructs the live broadcast of the Eurovision Song Contest, if it is deemed to be offensive to viewers, or is political or commercial in any nature.
All flags must adhere to the guidelines and technical specifications set out by RTP:
  • Maximum size flag without stick: 120 x 80 cm
  • Maximum size flag with stick: 60 x 40 cm
  • Maximum length of the stick: 50 cm excl. flag (only plastic sticks, no metal/wood).

Safety & security

  • Follow instructions of the organisers and security staff at all times;
  • To keep waiting times at the entrance to a minimum, please make sure you do not bring any of the following prohibited items to the Altice Arena. If brought, these items will be confiscated and will not be returned:
Prohibited items for audience attending 2018 Eurovision Song Contest in Lisbon.
Prohibited items for audience attending 2018 Eurovision Song Contest in Lisbon. © RTP
Also note that no professional camera equipment is allowed.