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Tourist information - Theatres

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.

It includes two theatre halls: Sala Leo de Berardinis - Sala Grande and Sala Thierry Salmon - Sala Piccola

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

Auditorium Teatro Manzoni

Born as a cinema and theater in Bologna in 1933.

address: Via De’ Monari, 1/2 - 40121 Bologna (BO) rif map iat: C-3 ph: +39 051 261303 / +39 051 2960864 email: website:

Centro di Ricerca Musicale - Teatro San Leonardo

The Teatro San Leonardo is situated in the historical center of Bologna and it is the headquarters of the Center of Musical Research, a project of the Cult Ass Pierrot Lunaire which, since 1991, has been the promoter of AngelicA Festival and of the record label i dischi di angelica

address: Via San Vitale ,63 - 40125 Bologna (BO) rif map iat: D-6 ph: +39 051 240310 email: website:

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:; website:

Teatri di Vita

Teatri di Vita houses theatre and contemporary dance performances coming from all over the world. The program of this theatre includes also music and cinema.

address: Parco dei Pini Via Emilia Ponente, 485 - 40132 Bologna (BO) rif map iat: L-7 ph: +39 051 566330; 051 6199900 email: website:

Teatro Alemanni

The Alemanni Theatre was founded in December 1982 thanks to the initiative of a group of persons around the Associazione Culturale Alemanni, they decided to transform a parish cinema into a theatre.

address: Via Mazzini, 65 - 40137 Bologna (BO) rif map iat: M-11 ph: +39 051 303609; 051 0548716 email: website:

Teatro Alessandro Guardassoni

Historical theatre dedicated to the Bolognese artist Alessandro Guardassoni and located in the piano nobile of Palazzo Montalto (now Collegio San Luigi).

address: Via D'Azeglio, 55 - 40123 Bologna (BO) rif map iat: F-3 ph: +39 051 6449552 email: website:

Teatro Atelier Si

Atelier Sì, also called the Sì - is located in the historic center of Bologna and it is a production studio as well as an artistic experimentation and a cultural multifunctional space

address: Via San Vitale, 69 - 40125 Bologna (BO) rif map iat: D-5 email: website:

Teatro Comunale di Bologna

Eighteenth-century theatre designed and built by Bibiena. It is one of the historical theatres of Bologna.

address: Largo Respighi, 1 - 40126 Bologna (BO) rif map iat: C-5 ph: Biglietteria +39 051 529019 fax: +39 051 529995 email:, website: 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:

Teatro Dehon

The Teatro Dehon was built in 1950 and it was completely renovated in 1986. It promotes theatre performances of main Italian and foreign companies.

address: Via Libia, 59 - 40138 Bologna (BO) rif map iat: L-11 ph: 051 342934 email: website:

Teatro del Navile

The Teatro del Navile is located a few steps from Piazza Maggiore. It has a theatre of 80 seats for the drama and a art gallery "Spazio Arte".

address: Via Marescalchi, 2/b - 40123 Bologna (BO) rif map iat: D-3 ph: +39 051 224243 email: website:

Teatro dell’Antoniano

The Teatro dell' Antoniano offers a rich programme of performances for adults, childrens and families every year. The theatre was founded together with the Dramatic Art Academy of Antoniano in 1955.

address: Via Guinizelli, 3 - 40125 Bologna (BO) rif map iat: M-11 ph: +39 051 3940247 (ufficio), 051 3940212 (biglietteria) fax: +39 051 341844 email: website:

Teatro delle Moline

The theatre is known for its particular focus on the new young Italian theatre. The programme alternates dramatic and dance performances. Besides other activities, it offers courses of writing and diction. The Theatre also organises various workshops.

address: Via delle Moline, 1/b - 40126 Bologna (BO) rif map iat: C-4 ph: +39 051 2910910 fax: +39 051 2910915 email: website:

Teatro di Villa Aldrovandi Mazzacorati

Eighteenth century theatre used for chamber music concerts and various other activities of entertainment and culture.
The  Teatro di Villa Aldrovandi Mazzacorati is famous for its acoustic.

address: Via Toscana, 17/19 - 40141 Bologna (BO) rif map iat: N-11 ph: +39 051 6235780 (lun/Mon-ven/Fri: 10-12) email: website:

Teatro Duse

Seventeenth century theatre is traditionally the drama theatre of the city.
In 1822 it was purchased by Antonio Brunetti who rented it out to puppet shows (originally the theatre took its name from him and was named Brunetti). Today's dedication of the theatre to actress Eleonora Duse dates back to 1898 after a change of ownership.

address: Via Cartoleria, 42 - 40124 Bologna (BO) rif map iat: E-5 ph: +39 051 231836; 051 226606 email: e website:

Teatro Eden

Located in the historical Palazzo Maccaferri, now the seat of "I Portici Hotel", the theatre, built in 1900 as Cafè Chantant, houses classical music, operetta, theatre, dinner shows and jazz concerts a few nights a week.

address: Via Indipendenza, 69 - 40121 Bologna (BO) ph: +39 051 42185 fax: +39 051 4218550 email: website:

Teatro Europauditorium

Inside the Palazzo della Cultura e dei Congressi, the Europauditorium is an elegant multifunctional space recently refurbished. It is the ideal location for high-quality musical events.

address: Piazza Costituzione, 4 - 40128 Bologna (BO) rif map iat: L-11 ph: +39 051 372540 fax: +39 051 372540 email: website:

Teatro Il Celebrazioni

A theatre in Via Saragozza which mainly hosts important international events, contemporary dramas, comic performances and musicals

address: Via Saragozza, 234 - 40135 Bologna (BO) rif map iat: M-9 ph: +39 051 4399123 email: website:

Teatro Ridotto

The Ridotto Theatre was founded in 1983 as a  permanent workshop for researches on performing art. It organises and produces theatrical and musical events, performances for children, educational activities and workshops for schools.

address: Via Marco Emilio Lepido, 255/b - 40132 Bologna (BO) rif map iat: H-7 ph: +39 051 402051; 3339911554 email: website:

Teatro San Salvatore

Historical theatre dating back to 1520 located within the impressive 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: website:

Teatro Testoni Ragazzi

The Testoni Ragazzi, dedicated exclusively to the culture for young people, represents important national and international  point of reference.
The theatre organises many activities of researches and workshops.

address: Via Matteotti, 16 - 40129 Bologna (BO) rif map iat: A-4 ph: 051 4153800 fax: 051 4153777 email: website: