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Historical theatres

Teatro Comunale di Bologna

In 1756 the Bolognese Senate, on Cardinal Lambertini's suggestion, employed the famous stage designer and architect Antonio Galli Bibiena  design a new theatre. The theatre was inaugurated in 1763 with the new opera 'Il Trionfo di Clelia' by Metastasio with music by Gluck and stage scenes by Bibiena.

address: Largo Respighi 1 - 40126 Bologna (BO) rif map iat: C-5 ph: Biglietteria +39 051 529019 fax: +39 051 529995 email: boxoffice@comunalebologna.it website: www.comunalebologna.it opening hours: Guided tours can take place on days and times agreed with the theatre. For information please contact the box office sending an email: boxoffice@comunalebologna.it

Arena del Sole

The Arena del Sole is one of the historical theatres of Bologna. Its origins come to 1810. It was reopened in 1995 after eight years of reconstruction.

address: Via Indipendenza 44 - 40121 Bologna (BO) rif map iat: B-4 ph: +39 051 2910910 fax: +39 051 2910915 email: biglietteria@arenadelsole.it website: www.arenadelsole.it opening hours: Ticket office and information +39 051 2910910

Teatro Duse

Seventeenth century theatre is traditionally the drama theatre of the city.

address: Via Cartoleria 42 - 40124 Bologna (BO) rif map iat: E-5 ph: +39 051 226606 email: info@teatrodusebologna.it e biglietteria@teatrodusebologna.it website: www.teatrodusebologna.it/ opening hours: Box office and Information Via Cartoleria, 42 Bologna 051 231836 | biglietteria@teatrodusebologna.it www.teatrodusebologna.it

Piccolo Teatro del Baraccano

The Piccolo Teatro del Baraccano (Little Theatre of Baraccano) was constructed in the 15th century. It is part of the Conservatory of Baraccano, of which it is the west wing.

address: Via del Baraccano, 2 - 40125 Bologna (BO) rif map iat: F-6 ph: +39 393 9142636 email: info@attisonori.it; presidente@attisonori.it website: www.teatrodelbaraccano.com

Teatro di Villa Aldrovandi Mazzacorati

This intimate, originally preserved gem of a theatre in the left wing of villa Aldrovandi Mazzacorati  is the only example of a suburban private theatre  found in the area of Bologna.

address: Via Toscana 17-19 40141 Bologna (BO) rif map iat: N-11 ph: +39051226934 email: prenotazioni@succedesoloabologna.it opening hours: The Theatre is open upon request: for information on days and hours please call +39051226934 from 10am to 12pm from Monday to Friday

Teatro Alessandro Guardassoni

This small theatre is located in the piano nobile of Palazzo Montalto, thus called after the birth-place of its founder, Pope Sistus V, who at the end of the 16th century turned it as a university boarding school for young students from the Marches region. This function continued until the French revolution, to start anew in 1873 by today's Collegio San Luigi, previously known as Collegio dei Nobili.

address: Via D'Azeglio, 55 - 40123 Bologna (BO) rif map iat: F-3 ph: +39 051 6449552 email: info@teatroguardassoni.com website: www.collegiosanluigi.it opening hours: only by appointment

Teatro Eden

The Eden theater, with its original Liberty frescoes of Belle Epoque style, between the end of the 19th and the beginning of the 20th century was the ancient café chantant Eden Kursaal, where the most famous vedettes of that period performed.

address: Via Indipendenza 69 - 40121 Bologna (BO) rif map iat: B-4 ph: +39 051 42185 fax: +39 051 4218550 website: www.iporticihotel.com/teatro-eden

Teatro San Salvatore

This theatre has a seating capacity of 100 people. It is located inside the monastery of San Salvatore.

address: Via Volto Santo 1 - 40123 Bologna (BO) rif map iat: D-3 ph: +39 334 3440177; 339 3734852; 051 753939 email: teatrosansalvatore@gmail.com website: teatrosansalvatore.wix.com/teatrosansalvatore

Teatrino di Villa Altieri

In the garden of the "Arrigo Serpieri" Agrarian Institute, there is a small, open-air theatre, which along with an oratory and an aviary is all that is left of the elegant Villa Altieri.

address: Via Peglion, 25 - 40128 Bologna (BO) rif map iat: H-10/11 ph: +39 051 4178511 fax: +39 051 4178505 email: bois00600t@istruzione.it website: www.istitutoserpieri.gov.it/ opening hours: only by appointment