Gambling in the Foyer of the Theater

At the beginning of the 19th century, the Foyer and its adjacent rooms would often be used for entertainment and leisure activities. Gambling was reserved to higher rank French officials of the Grande Armée who remained in Brescia after the Italian Campaign.

Reading the “Rules for Gambling in Brescia’s Foyer” is really interesting. The document was written in 1810 specifically to regulate behavior during these nights and is still preserved in the Theater archives.