We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Want the lowest hotel prices? You're in the right place. We check 200+ sites for you.
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
Address: Rua Adalberto Ferreira 32 | Leblon, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 22441-040, Brazil
Phone Number:
12:00 - 00:00
Closed now
See all hours
Sun - Sat 12:00 - 00:00
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Fee: Yes

The Plataforma Samba Show represents the rhythmic and colorful dances of...

The Plataforma Samba Show represents the rhythmic and colorful dances of Brazilian folklore, often featuring the prior year's Carnival winning Samba school dancers. There is the option to have dinner before the show, but the real attraction is the Samba dance performances.

read more
Book In Advance
More Info
USD 102.00*
and up
Plataforma Samba Show in Rio de Janeiro
More Info
USD 99.99*
and up
Private Tour: Plataforma Show with Dinner in Rio de Janeiro
More Info
USD 274.00*
and up
Rio de Janeiro Super Saver: Corcovado and Sugar Loaf Mountain plus Plataforma...

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 330 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 28
  • 41
    Very good
  • 50
  • 26
  • 20
Flamboyant costumes loud music

We booked the show without the dinner and it was just 90 minutes long. For a city like Rio, this venue is below average. I had to clean, wipe the wooden table top that we were... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
Charlotte, North Carolina
Add Photo Write a Review

330 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
  • More
Showing 165: English reviews
Charlotte, North Carolina
Level Contributor
317 reviews
132 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We booked the show without the dinner and it was just 90 minutes long. For a city like Rio, this venue is below average. I had to clean, wipe the wooden table top that we were seated because it was sticky with gunky residue and filthy. Half of the show was half a dozen males dressed in red pants jumping... More 

1 Thank 4historyandculture
Cortlandt Manor, New York
Level Contributor
74 reviews
32 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Colorful, moderately interesting show fitting for a visit to Brazil. It is NOT Radio City Music Hall but provides some local color.

Thank Sal T
Cuenca, Ecuador
Level Contributor
91 reviews
40 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2017

Not able to be in Rio for Carnaval? No problem, take in the Plataforma Samba Show. It features some of the costumes used in previous Carnaval parades. There is also some singing and dancing along with some acrobats who simulate Brazilian fighting. The show traces a history in Brazil. It is both entertaining and informative.

1 Thank Karl2010
Level Contributor
878 reviews
503 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 204 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2017

What to say about the show??Humm?? I'd have to say we wouldn't go again.Having said that however we did enjoy parts of it. The dinner was good and the costumes were wonderful. But after the first 45 minutes the glitz began to wear off and the show seemed to drag.

1 Thank easterntreker
Cleveland, Ohio
Level Contributor
264 reviews
35 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016

The Plataforma show is a great way to experience the samba, music, costumes and excitement of Carnaval if you can't be there. The show features some great young dancers and fantastic costumes. The show never stops and you feel the vibrations of the music on stage. Seating is a little strange. Our "great" floor seats had us sitting about 10... More 

1 Thank RickyD23
Los Angeles, California
Level Contributor
38 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2016

The show was amazing a it told a story of Brazilian history through dance. Me and my mother really enjoyed the show. The price of drinks are a bit high, as well as the pictures they take of you. I wouldn't call it a tourist trap, because you come to see the show and take back pictures of your trip.... More 

1 Thank Simi04
Bedford, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
199 reviews
50 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016 via mobile

This could be seen as a tourist trap and to some extent I guess it is but in defence it a colourful show with lots of energy and enthusiasm from the cast to make this an enjoyable 90mins. This doesn't start to late and you need to eat before you get there as only drinks are served. The show outlines... More 

1 Thank Tony C
Atlanta, Georgia
Level Contributor
256 reviews
124 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 122 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

We had very little time in Rio but wanted to watch some Samba and the only place available at this time was Plataforma (Ginga Tropical was closed). Though it is said to be very touristy and though it's annoying when they try to sell you photos with the performers, though it's pricey, it was still totally worth it. The dances... More 

1 Thank Lolita D
Nairobi, Kenya
Level Contributor
6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2016 via mobile

We went to see a samba show to plataforma. The show start late about 10 pm. What was off putting is the aggression of the organizers in selling pictures. The show was ok and some performances were actually good. But people trying to sell photos even during the performances really didn't help. I think the show is overpriced and over... More 

1 Thank Bashiradmani
Level Contributor
10 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016

The show was fun and full of energy, and the girls are beautiful who are performing. Just wish the show followed some sort of story or had an MC to explain what was going to happen next. Still worth the experience and helps if you really get into the show (clap along, or dance)

1 Thank Eric W

Travellers who viewed Plataforma also viewed


Been to Plataforma? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Plataforma and other visitors
4 questions
Ask a question
Questions? Get answers from Plataforma staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Will you pick up and drop off at my hotel?
  • I have a family of 7. Can your tour accommodate all of us together?
  • How should I dress for this tour?

Staying in Leblon

Neighbourhood Profile
In addition to being one of the most upscale neighbourhoods in the city, Leblon is charming, elegant and simple. This posh area has some of the most famous and expensive restaurants in Brazil, along with some of the city’s best nightlife (including some places open all night). One of the best places to visit is the beach, located under the impressive “Morro Dois Irmãos” (Two Brothers Hill). It’s a pleasant place to relax and admire the local beauty.
Explore this neighbourhood