Teatro Grande is the main theater of Brescia. Teatro Grande has been considered as a national monument for more than 100 years, an architectural jewel become an unmissable stop-over both for who lives in the city and who is just passing through. The greatest opera singers and the most famous Italian and international artists performed within its wonderful locations – the magnificient Sala Grande, the seventeenth-century Ridotto and the Sala delle Statue. During the 20th century Teatro Grande became more and more considerable till, in the 1970s, the Italian State nominated it one of the Italian Traditional Theater. Nowadays Teatro Grande is supervised by Fondazione del Teatro Grande, which offers a multidisciplinary scheduling, an interesting range from Opera to dance and music –classic, jazz, contemporary -, and childhood activities as well. Not alone many projects thought for the City outside Theater’s walls. A special metion for the Festa dell’Opera which involves every year several thousands of people.



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Teatro Grande rises in the place where first public theater opened in 1664. The Republic of Venice granted an area to Erranti Academy which built his headquarters in 1643. At the top of the staircase three Seventeenth-century gates bring into the Sala delle Statue, defined in its present structure in 1863. In front of the Sala there is the Ridotto, built between 1760 and 1769 as academic room for the Erranti. From the Ridotto we can enter into the Cafè, originally headquarters od the Academy regency, where recent renovation works brought to light ornament realized in 1787 by Francesco Tellaroli. Passing through the Rotondina there is the access to the amazing main theater which has been settled on the area originally used as stables by the Academy members. Occupied in 1735 by a theater settled by Antonio Righini and realized by Antonio Cugini, it has been destroyed and rebuilt from 1806 till 1810. The present Theater, with its horseshoe shape, was planned by Luigi Canonica, student of Piermarini, inaugurated in 1810.


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Ticket Office Grande
Corso Zanardelli, 9
25121 Brescia
tel. 030 2979333
fax. 030 2906575


from Tuesday to Friday from 1.00 p.m. to 7.00 p.m.
Saturday from 3.30 p.m. to 7.00 p.m.
Closing days: Sunday, Monday and holidays


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Saturday 19th September



Friday 2nd October 8.30 p.m
Sunday 4th Octobe 3.30 p.m


Giacomo Puccini


Friday 23rd October 8.30 p.m.
Sunday 25th October ore 3.30 p.m.


Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart


Friday 20th November 8.30 p.m.
Sunday 22nd November ore 3.30 p.m.


Gioachino Rossini


Saturday 5th December 8.30 p.m.
Sunday 6th December 3.30 p.m.


Balletto dell’Opera di Tirana


Friday 11th December 8.30 p.m.
Sunday 13rd December 3.30 p.m.


Giuseppe Verdi



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