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Historical theatres

Teatro Comunale di Bologna

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.

Arena del Sole

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.

Teatro Duse

Teatro Duse

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

Piccolo Teatro del Baraccano

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.

Teatro di Villa Aldrovandi Mazzacorati

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.

Teatro Alessandro Guardassoni

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.

Teatro Eden

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.

Teatro San Salvatore

Teatro San Salvatore

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

Teatrino di Villa Altieri

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.