Teatro Grande underwent extensive restoration and rebuilding over the centuries, as is common for important monuments that require continuous intervention. The final aspect and layout of the Theater were achieved in the 1930s while the subsequent works were merely limited to preservation projects which did not alter the building structure. One of the main reasons for this fragility lies in how the rooms were designed: the choice of materials that are not very resistant to aging such as papier-mâché, painted wood, plaster, and canvas requires continuous care and careful precautions to prevent fires.
Notwithstanding the numerous completed projects, there is still a waitlist of to-dos. Preserving this wonderful city building – not only a theater, but also a national monument – is a target not to miss.