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The Teatro Grande reopens its doors to visitors to reveal places, curiosities and its 300-year-long fascinating history.
In the first half of 2024 a rich calendar of dates will be organised, available online at teatatrogrande.it with the relevant booking procedures.

The Teatro Grandereproposes the more traditional Discovering the Teatro Grande tours scheduled in February, March, May and June. Through this tour (duration 60 minutes, full price €13, reduced price €8 for Under30, free admission for Under7) it is possible to admire the Ridotto of the Theatre – one of the most evocative architectural wonders of the city of Brescia – the Sala Grande with its unmistakable layout and the splendid Sala delle Statue which, with its more than 200 years of history, has recently undergone restoration.

Che favola di Teatro! is the itinerary that reveals some of the most evocative stories of Brescia’s Teatro Grande, preserved in an ancient revolving display case that children will be invited to operate. Seated in the spaces of the theatre, participants listen to stories and curiosities and can invent new stories surrounded by the magical atmosphere of the Grande. The tour (€15 per participant and €5 for each accompanying adult) lasts 60 minutes and takes place on 16 March and 1 June at 3 pm. The presence of at least one adult for every 2 minors is required for participation.

With the Caccia al tesoro, we invite boys and girls to discover the wonders of the theatre through quizzes and small games of skill. The experience concludes with a snack at the Caffè del Teatro Grande – Berlucchi for the little explorers and girl explorers. The tour (€15 per participant and €5 for each accompanying adult) lasts 60 minutes and takes place on Saturday 2 March and Saturday 18 May at 3 pm. The presence of at least one adult for every 2 minors is also required for this activity.

From the post-war period to the present day, the halls of the city’s theatre have not only hosted shows but also dances in the foyer, the old cinema and even famous boxers. The Raccontami del Grande tour – recommended for visitors over 65 – is an opportunity to bring our fathers and mothers, grandmothers and grandfathers to the theatre and relive together the memories of past years linked to the magnificent Teatro Grande. The 90-minute tour, scheduled in February, March and May, ends with a moment of conviviality over tea at the Caffè del Teatro Grande – Berlucchi. Cost of participation €15 per person.

Tickets for the tours can be purchased on this page or at the Theatre Box Office. A free ticket is reserved for people with certified disabilities by contacting the Teatro Grande Box Office. In order to make the visit as welcoming as possible and to respond to any needs or information, please write to biglietteria@teatrogrande.it. We would also like to point out that some of the spaces may not be fully accessible due to technical requirements related to the theatre’s activities.

From the post-war period to the present day, the halls of the city’s Teatro Massimo have not only hosted shows but also dances in the foyer, the old cinema and even famous boxers. The Raccontami del Grande route – recommended for visitors over 65 – is an opportunity to bring our fathers and mothers, grandmothers and grandfathers to the theatre and relive together the memories of past years linked to the magnificent Teatro Grande. The 90-minute tour, scheduled in February, March and May, ends with a moment of conviviality over tea at the Caffè del Teatro Grande – Berlucchi. Cost of participation €15 per person.

Tickets for the tours can be purchased on this page or at the Theatre Box Office. A free ticket is reserved for people with certified disabilities by contacting the Teatro Grande Box Office. In order to make the visit as welcoming as possible and to respond to any needs or information, please write to biglietteria@teatrogrande.it. We would also like to point out that some of the spaces may not be fully accessible due to technical requirements related to the theatre’s activities.

Access to the Teatro Grande is from the main entrance (Corso Zanardelli, 9) or from the accessible entrance without stairs in Piazzetta Paganora.

Please note the opening hours of the Teatro Grande Ticket Office: Tuesday to Friday from 1.30 p.m. to 7 p.m., Saturday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 3.30 p.m. to 7 p.m.

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A2A and Fondazione Teatro Grande offer an unmissable Charity Night on 15 March with a great preview of the Italian Tour of the Danish Trio, which brings together internationally renowned pianist Stefano Bollani and two leading musicians of the Scandinavian scene: Jesper Bodilsen on double bass and Morten Lund on drums.

In the live shows Bollani, Bodilsen and Lund join forces to interpret, improvise and create unique moments, capable of conveying to listeners the happiness of living, music without prejudice. And without a preordained set list. At the basis of everything is always the joy of living: that ‘Gleda’ – as the Norwegians call it – that gives the title to one of the trio’s most successful albums.

The proceeds from ticket sales will be donated to the Banco dell’Energia – a foundation set up in 2016 by A2A and its Foundations – which supports people in situations of economic and social vulnerability, with a particular focus on energy poverty. Read more: www.bancodellenergia.it.

The collaboration for the March concert is part of an established partnership between the Teatro Grande Foundation and the A2A Group, which is a Founder of the foundation itself.

Tickets on sale on vivaticket.it and at the Ticket Office (Tuesday – Friday 1.30 – 7 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. / 3.30 – 7 p.m.). For info and reservations: 030 2979333 – biglietteria@teatrogrande.it

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On the page dedicated to the Caffè del Teatro Grande – Berlucchi on this website you will find the new opening dates of our Café from January until the end of June 2024.

Also this year the Friday evening openings will be dedicated to the beloved Aperitivi in Jazz, which will enliven the Ridotto of the Teatro Grande for an aperitif with live music. All the dates of the Aperitivi are indicated on the Café page; we remind you that for this activity, table reservations are compulsory by calling 328 7659130 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

We would like to remind you that in order to keep up to date with changes to the schedule, special events and any requests, we recommend checking the Café’s social channels, Instagram and Facebook.

We look forward to seeing you!

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The Teatro Grande Foundation of Brescia presents the 2024 Seasons.

After the extraordinary year of being the Italian Capital of Culture, the Teatro Grande Foundation returns to programming in the various halls of the Teatro Grande a Season divided into the two traditional half-years of performances (from January to June and from September to December), distributing the artistic appointments over the ten months of programming.

As per tradition, the Opera and Ballet Season will be located in the second half of the year and will have a dedicated presentation in the coming months.

The Teatro Grande confirms its eclectic and multidisciplinary vocation (music, dance, cultural projects) by presenting the great orchestras and performers of music, the most interesting international dance companies, young dance talents, and projects aimed at the younger generation and beyond to stimulate knowledge and participation in the city’s cultural life.

A programme that unravels through the themes of contemporary debate (climate change, the relationship between nature and the human, the unknown and the quest for knowledge, the fragility of the body, the richness of artistic diversity) and some of the most significant anniversaries such as the 50th anniversary of the Piazza Loggia massacre and the 100th anniversary of Giacomo Puccini’s death.

The summer period will instead be an opportunity to renew the important collaboration with the Province of Brescia for the Il Grande in Provincia project, which takes the artistic excellence of the Teatro Grande beyond the city boundaries, creating opportunities to enhance the beauty of our Province’s landscape through a variety of musical forms.

The Foundation will then continue its commitment to creating opportunities for inclusion and social wellbeing through the activities of the OPEN and Grande Comunità projects, which for years have made the Teatro Grande an institution open to all and a point of reference at Italian level in the accessibility of live performances. The Dance Well project dedicated mainly, but not exclusively, to people living with Parkinson’s is also confirmed for 2024: the group formed in 2023 and made up of around 40 people will therefore continue to meet every Tuesday morning at the Teatro Grande to practise this special dance practice. Participation in the project is also open to new participants.

DOWNLOAD THE COMPLETE 2024 SEASONS CALENDAR HERE

DOWNLOAD THE TICKETING INFORMATION OF THE 2024 SEASONS HERE

Tickets for all performances of the 2024 Season will be on sale from Thursday 14 December at the Teatro Grande Box Office and on vivaticket.com.

For Music and Dance performances there will be a 50% discounted ticket for students. We would also like to remind you that the Fondazione del Teatro Grande is one of the members of App18 and Carta Docente. In addition to the usual reductions for the under-30s and over-65s, the 2024 Season offers different types of itineraries, which will also be on sale from 14 December.

Please note the opening hours of the Teatro Grande Ticket Office: Tuesday to Friday from 1.30 to 7 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and from 3.30 to 7 p.m.; closed Sundays, Mondays and public holidays except on performance days.

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Between 2013 and 2023, the Teatro Grande underwent extensive restoration work that brought to light more than a thousand square metres of paintings and frescoes, hidden for more than a century, in the Sala delle Statue, the Ridotto and the adjoining rooms.

On the occasion of the end of the works and the nomination of Bergamo Brescia Capitale Italiana della Cultura 2023, the Fondazione del Teatro Grande di Brescia commissioned the photographer Paola Pansini to write the volume Il Teatro Grande. A photographic portrait, published in September 2023 by Silvana Editoriale, edited by Massimo Torrigiani and with a text by Francesco Zanot.

The Teatro Grande di Brescia is one of the city’s most prestigious and oldest cultural institutions and is considered by artists and audiences to be one of the most beautiful theatres in the world. The theatre gave rise to the universal success of Puccini’s Madama Butterfly, presented here for the first time in May 1904 in a new version, after the fiasco of its debut at La Scala only three months earlier.

Paola Pansini, through her photographs and the adoption of a frontal and close-up point of view, takes the readers inside the theatre, but instead of watching a performance, they find themselves looking, in admiration, at the theatre itself.

In Paola Pansini’s photographs, composition, light and colour find balance in a natural, silent sharpness. The images of the Theatre are made of matter, spatiality, exactitude and harmony. A reflection of her studies in sculpture and visual communication, of a precise and original gaze, and of technical perfection.

The volume Il Teatro Grande. A Photographic Portrait can be purchased from the Bookshop and the Box Office of the Teatro Grande, in the main bookshops in Brescia, Milan and the main Italian cities.