The crumbling former premises of the Oriuolo Theatre in front of the Oblate Library have been demolished to make way for a new cultural space.

 

 

Demolition underway at the former Oriuolo Theatre in Florence

 

 

 

Erected in the 1950s a short distance from the Duomo, the former playhouse occupied 300 square metres, which will now be replaced by a piazza-cum-urban garden with a cultural focus in tribute to the space’s previous purpose.

 

 

 

Demolition underway at the former Oriuolo Theatre in Florence

 

 

 

The 600,000 euro campaign financed by the city council includes the demolition and reconstruction of a multifunctional outdoor venue for exhibition and film showings.

 

 

Oriuolo theatre reimagined as a cultural urban garden

 

 

Closed for nearly 30 years and left derelict, Teatro dell’Oriuolo was one of the most dynamic theatres in Florence after the Second World War.

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