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Arena del Sole - congress service

Via Indipendenza, 44 - 40121 Bologna (BO)

Phone +39 051 2910911

Fax +39 051 239588

Reference maps: B-4

Date of last update: 12/05/2016, 10:49

Arena del Sole theatre is located along the central via Indipendenza, a short-walk-distance from the railway station and 20-minute-drive from the airport; which makes it the ideal venue to host events of all kinds.
Its historical origins are well described by the 19th-century engraving standing over the main entrance: this “Place for day-time shows” is actually equipped with the most advanced technologies and therefore suitable for small workshops as well as for bigger conventions to be hosted in“Sala Vetri” and “Sala Bianca”, the two meeting rooms (up to 20 people) rather than in “Sala degli Archi” (60 people) or “Sala Interaction” (Studio Theatre, from 170 to 220 people).
“Sala Grande”, the theatre's main venue, can host up to 885 people and is extremely versatile: through a hydraulic-pump system, stall can be raised up to scene height to allow an extended surface sets.
Arena del Sole and its spaces can be visited at www.arenadelsole.it, menu “congressi”.

by bus: lines and timetables on the website www.tper.it

by car:located in restricted traffic zone ZTL - ring road exits  No 2, 3, 5 direction city center


1,260 of seats in all

Sala Grande room with 885 seats

Sala Interaction room with 180/220 seats

Teatro delle Moline room with 50 seats

Sala degli Archi room with 60 seats

Sala Bianca room with 20 seats

Sala Vetri room with 20 seats


Chiostro all'aperto m²320

Foyer di platea foyer of the theater for accreditation and reception

Foyer di 1°ordine used  for exhibitions and banqueting services

Foyer di 2°ordine used  for exhibitions and banqueting services

Foyer di Galleria used  for exhibitions and banqueting services

Bar Interaction

Bar Terrazza

Guardaroba di platea located  in the foyer of the stalls


Galleria espositiva located adjacent to the stalls of Sala Grande. Composed by  5 niches covered by a central corridor

Libreria dell'Arena personalizable library located in the foyer of the stalls

“Arte-Eventi e Congressi” can offer a long-term experience in event management and organisation as well as a complete support for your project fulfilment.
Planning an event at Arena del Sole means you can rely on a professional team qualified on multiple levels, such as:

- technical and logistic assistance
- reception and welcoming
- technological equipments
- artistic consulting
- press office and promotion

Information and reservation Emilia Romagna Teatro Fondazione -
Viviana Gardi (Organization)

  • welcoming participants
  • projector system with use PC
  • air conditioning
  • bar
  • control room
  • players connection
  • internet access
  • room arranged like a horseshoe
  • room arranged like a theatre
  • personal PC
  • attended cloakroom
  • conference system
  • amplification system
  • plasma screens system
  • laser pointer
  • ADSL line
  • platform
  • footboards
  • podium
  • design and assembling stands
  • overhead projector
  • catwalks for fashion parades
  • e-mail service
  • reception
  • room with desks
  • press room
  • unique table
  • direct dial telephone
  • simultaneous translation
  • TV + VHS/DVD
  • closed circuit television
  • fax service
  • video projector

Arena del Sole