Search Results for theatre

September 2, 2021
CULTURE

For Fiesole: performing Gershwin at the Roman amphitheatre

A Florentine friend, Filippo Ciabatti, now residing in the United States as conductor of the Dartmouth Symphony Orchestra, sent me a photo of myself in the role of American composer George Gershwin on the backside of a bus in central Florence. The advert shared that I would be appearing at Fiesole’s Teatro Romano with Gershwin […]
July 10, 2019
CULTURE

Renaissance drama and fine dining with Florence Live Theatre

Combining food, wine, theatre and Renaissance tradition, this is an unforgettable step back in time, recreating the favourite pastime of the Medici family during an evening of Renaissance drama and fine dining with Florence Live Theatre.           Available on Mondays and Thursdays from 7pm to 9.30pm, have your food served by […]
July 11, 2018
FOOD + WINETRAVEL

Theatre, music and entertainment at Petra

For many of us it’s just a given that in summertime, everything is more enjoyable, and it’s even more so when you have green vineyards of the Tuscan coast as your backdrop, with a dream-worthy winery and top quality food and wines. Francesca Moretti knew all of this when she joined with her team to […]
June 21, 2017
CULTURE

The theatre of architecture

Hidden within the architecture faculty of the University of Florence, the deconsecrated Santa Verdiana church and cloister (piazza Ghiberti 27) are currently hosting the fourth edition of the architecture and performance-themed festival, “Nel Chiostro delle Geometrie,” running until October 19.   Launched in 2014 through a collaboration between the Teatro Studio Krypton and DIDA, the University of Florence […]
December 7, 2016
NEWS

A theatre pass for young Florentines

Fondazione Cassa di Risparmio di Firenze launches Il Teatro? Bella Storia! project to bring youths aged 16-21 to the theatre.
January 7, 2015
NEWS

Niccolini theatre reopens

After a 20-year closure, Florence’s oldest theatre, Teatro Niccolini, in via Ricasoli, has reopened. The ‘rebirth’ of the theatre, built in 1650, is due to the investment of Mauro Pagliai, the founder of publishing house Polistampa, who purchased and devoted nine years to restoring it. &
December 4, 2014
NEWS

Virtual theatre

Armchair travellers around the world can now visit one of Florence’s historic and best-loved theatres, Teatro della Pergola.   As of November 27, the theatre’s ornate auditorium, foyer and stage can be seen on both Google Maps and the Google Cultural Institute (see theflr.net/
November 6, 2014
NEWS

Take a virtual tour of La Pergola theatre

Armchair travellers around the world can now visit one of Florence’s historic and best-loved theatres, Teatro della Pergola.   As of November 27, the theatre’s ornate auditorium, foyer and stage can be seen on both Google Maps and the Google Cultural Institute (theflr.net/953apb). &
November 25, 2011
NEWS

Pergola theatre saved!

  Florence is not the only major city in Europe that has struggled to keep its theatres houses open. Funding cuts and globalization have together threatened theatres across the continent, from the United Kingdom to Spain. While a number of Italy’s historic theatres have closed (or worse, been demolished) over the last few years, the […]
October 21, 2010
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Theatre/ Othello

FESTA presents Othello by William Shakespeare. Theatre and literary buffs, this one is for you. The talented Florence-based, English-language FESTA theatre company stages Othello, Shakespeare's drama about racism, love, jealousy and betrayal. It's happening at Feltrinelli International Bookstore. Entrance is free; reservations recommended.   For reservations