Dante Alighieri Theatre

Dante Alighieri Theatre, famous opera house in Ravenna, opens to the public. It was inaugurated on 15th May 1852 and was soon recognized as one of the best equipped theatres in Italy. Its construction was entrusted to the Venetian brothers Tommmaso and Giambattista Meduna, who had already been involved in the restoration of the Fenice Theatre in Venice. Reflecting the style of the Venetian artists the theatre was built in the traditional horseshoe shape with 830 seats in neo-classical style. Many artists and world renowned personalities have performed here: from Gabriele D’Annunzio to Maria Callas to Rajna Kabaivanska.

The theatre has been the crown jewel of Ravenna’s cultural scene for two centuries. Thanks to a dense and varied artistic programme of concerts, ballet, prose, opera and chamber music, it is the third “teatro di tradizione” in Italy. Such recognition is usually given to the theatres that have particularly developed local artistic and musical traditions. Since it was founded, it has been the city’s reference point for high quality performances such as, some of Ravenna Festival‘s summer events.


Full fee € 4,00; reduced fee € 3,00 (under 18, over 65, groups of minimum 10 people, university students with badge)

Tour ticket includes discounts for the programme performances.




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