ITC Teatro

ITC Teatro is the home of TdA and of artists, audience, journalists and experts of many different ages, cultures and backgrounds since June 29th 1998. More than 30,000 spectators a year crowd the small 220 seats theatre very near to Bologna city centre, which thus becomes one of the most popular theatres in Italy among those under 250 seats.
ITC Teatro opens about 200 days a year, with a lot of different events:
  • theatre season features 12 to 17 shows per year, including company’s and guests’ productions. In the years, ITC Teatro has hosted shows’ premieres only later performed in other town theatres, winners of Scenario and InBox Awards, young companies supported by TdA and partners of international projects. To name but a few: Familie Flöz, Ascanio Celestini, Théâtre de l’Ange Fou, Punta Corsara, Laura Curino, ATIR, Badac Theatre, Marco Baliani, Eugenio Allegri, Al-Harah Theater, Ottavia Piccolo, Teatrino Giullare, César Brie, Gabriele Vacis, Giuliana Musso, Vetrano e Randisi, Fanny & Alexander;
  • children’s theatre season features 8 to 10 shows per year, including company’s and guests’ productions. Families and children from throughout the metropolitan area crowd ITC on Sundays: performances, theatrical entertainments on special occasions such as Halloween or Carnival, readings in the intimacy of ITC Studio and projects especially designed for Teatrobus;
  • festival of contemporary poetry When it gets dark. No need of eyes to listen to poetry, is the newly born ITC Teatro’s festival. It was inspired by the writer Stefano Tassinari and his great passion for disseminating literature through theatre, thanks to the unforgettable evenings of his festivals La parola immaginata, Raccontando... and Ritagli di Tempo;
  • Festival of Schools is the largest festival of school theatre in Italy, with more than 140 groups of children and teens aged 3 to 18 from all over Italy, a total of over 3,000 participants. The Festival includes a theatre competition, for high school students, a writing competition for children and teens and a section dedicated to special and international projects;
  • Rules of the Game, the festival of theatre workshops’ final essays for adult beginners, includes about 20 groups and 40 performances per year, in two theatres working simultaneously in June;
  • The Scene of Meeting is a festival of art and interculture. Over the years it has hosted a number of projects, workshops, performances and events of theatre, music, cinema and visual arts, as well as meetings and seminars on issues related to migration and the perception of the other, focusing on cultural diversity as a strong enriching factor in art as well as in social coexistence;
  • Censimento Spettacolo is a special season section reserved to young groups of theatre, dance or music. In dedicated periods, ITC Teatro opens its doors to them to perform their works, free of charge;
  • concerts and music festivals: ITC Teatro has always been open to music, with the festival Passaggi di confine, by Mauro Boarelli and San Lazzaro Municipality, which hosted artists of international renown; special events like Area reunion concert; concerts of important Italian musicians such as Paolo Fresu, Riccardo Tesi, Guido Sodo;
  • charity evenings are a lot in ITC theatre season, which opens its doors free of charge to various associations and organizations that request it for charity purposes;
  • conferences and seminars: ITC Teatro doesn’t mean only art events, but also occasions to reflect on major issues of contemporary world.


Seats: 220 (120 orchestra + 100 mezzanine)
Audience's floor: tiles
Audience's lights: neon
Dressing-Rooms: tree with bathrooms
Discharge of materials: mid audience
Stage dimensions including wings: 13.50 mt large x 7.00/10.00 mt deep
Stage dimensions excluding wings: 8.20 mt large x 7.00/10.00 mt deep
Stage material: wood
Slope: 0%
Back-cloth: black or white
Wings: 4 left + 4 right
Black Roof: 3.50 mt high
Hurdle: yes
Proscenium: 13.00 mt large x 3.50 mt high
Curtain: no
Electric power available: 30 Kw



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