New ways to discover the Teatro Grande

After the success obtained during the summer with the extraordinary openings, the Teatro Grande returns to open its doors in the autumn season and announces new and interesting initiatives aimed at a more transversal public.

In addition to the architecture and the historical events that have traced a centuries-long history, from the Accademia degli Erranti to the success of Brescia’s Madama Butterfly in 1904, from this autumn the Teatro Grande will also be narrated through two special itineraries for the under-11s and their families. The Fondazione has also devised an itinerary linked to memory and aimed at the over-65 audience with whom to share memories and anecdotes of the theatre’s recent history.

As far as initiatives for the very young are concerned, Che favola di Teatro! is the itinerary that will unveil some of the most evocative stories of Brescia’s Teatro Grande, preserved in an ancient revolving showcase that boys and girls will be invited to operate. Seated in the spaces of the theatre, participants will listen to stories and curiosities and will be able to invent new stories surrounded by the magical atmosphere of the Grande. The tour (€7.00 per participant) lasts 60 minutes and will be held on 14 October and 18 November at 3 pm. The presence of at least one adult for every 2 minors is required for participation.

With the Treasure Hunt at the Teatro Grande, 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 explorers. The itinerary (€10.00 per participant) lasts 60 minutes and will be held on 4 November and 9 December at 3 p.m. The presence of at least one adult for every 2 minors is also required for this activity.

Raccontami del Grande is instead the new itinerary conceived by the Fondazione del Teatro Grande and aimed at the over-65s. From the post-war period to the present day, the rooms of the city’s theatre have not only hosted shows but also dances in the Foyer, the old cinema and even famous boxers. The tour – recommended for visitors over 65 – will be an opportunity to bring our fathers and mothers, grandmothers and grandfathers to the theatre and relive together the memories of past years linked the Teatro Grande. Raccontami del Grande will be held at 4.30 p.m. on 27 October, 10 November and 15 December. Each route will end with a moment of conviviality over tea at the Caffè del Teatro Grande – Berlucchi. Cost of participation €10.00 per person.

In addition to the new activities described above, the autumn calendar offers the more traditional tours Discovering the Teatro Grande, open to all. Through this tour (full price €10, reduced €7 for Under30s and groups of at least 15 people, free admission for Under7s) it will be possible to admire the Ridotto of the Theatre – one of the most striking 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 a restoration.

Tickets for all routes can be purchased on the website teatrogrande.it or at the Theatre Box Office. People with certified disabilities are granted a free ticket after 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.

The estimated duration of all routes is approximately 60 minutes. 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.