Look out for Thrilling Carnival Technical Rehearsals

Look out for Thrilling Carnival Technical Rehearsals

Learn the Samba Song and Dance Moves at the Rio Technical Rehearsals in Brazil!

Technical rehearsals held at the Sambadrome

The Carnival is one of the largest shows in the world and showcases the multifaceted unique heritage and culture of Brazil.

You can watch the warm-up of the samba parades for free at the technical rehearsals. You will be spellbound by the most exciting and flamboyant festivals in the country. The stadium comes to life with astounding Samba music.

Alexandre Macieira | Riotur

You can follow the rigorous schedules of the Samba Schools' technical rehearsals at the Sambadrome and get closer to your most loved Samba schools.

Technical rehearsals allow samba schools to monitor poor performances, and change and improve them. The different departments of the schools work on the costumes and floats.

Alexandre Macieira | Riotur

Technical rehearsals are the trial runs minus costumes, floats, and props. But you have the wonderful chance to see and follow the best dance moves in the country.

Final Day of the Technical Rehearsals

The last day of the technical rehearsals is very popular for its guaranteed entertainment and gaiety.

You get to witness, on the largest stage on earth, last year’s champions testing amazing light and sound fittings. At the conclusion of the rehearsals, you will have the thrilling chance to relax and dance with the performers.

Alexandre Macieira | Riotur

Special Group Technical Rehearsals

Rehearsals start on January and run until February. The twelve Samba schools of the special group will warm up in Sapucaí on five consecutive Sundays and on the last Saturday before the parades. The entrance is free. See below the schedule of the Special Group's technical rehearsals at the Sambadrome:

01/07 - Sunday
08:30 PM - Porto da Pedra
10:00 PM - Mocidade (Cancel)

01/14 - Sunday
07:30 PM - Portela (Cancel)
09:00 PM - Unidos da Tijuca (Cancel)

01/21 - Sunday
06:30 PM - Mocidade
08:30 PM - Paraíso do Tuiuti
10:00 PM - Salgueiro

01/28 - Sunday
07:30 PM - Portela
09:00 PM - Unidos da Tijuca

02/03 - Saturday
06:00 PM - Sambadrome Cleaning
07:00 PM - Grande Rio
08:30 PM - Beija-Flor
10:00 PM - Vila Isabel

02/04 - Sunday
07:00 PM - Mangueira
08:30 PM - Viradouro
10:00 PM - Imperatriz Leopoldinense

Access Group Technical Rehearsals 

The access group, from LigaRJ, known as Série Ouro, will always parade on Saturdays from January. Entry is free. See below the schedule of the Access Group's technical rehearsals at the Sambadrome:

01/06 - Saturday
União do parque Acari
Império da Tijuca
Estácio de Sá

01/13 - Saturday
União de Maricá
Acadêmicos de Niterói
Unidos de Bangu
União da Ilha

01/20 - Saturday
Sereno de Campo Grande
Acadêmicos de Vigário Geral
São Clemente
Império Serrano

01/27 - Saturday
Em cima da hora
Unidos da ponte
Inocentes de Belford Roxo
Unidos de Padre Miguel