One word that perfectly sums up the very spirit of Rome is Drama! Regardless of a spread that consists of food, memorable sights, scenes, a beautiful language, and really good looking people, Rome’s culture of drama is one you will never be able to miss out on. Whether catching a performance at Globe Theatre Roma or simply walking through the museums or monuments, here is a city that will never disappoint you.
Magic in Rome has more than one form though. Enthusiasts will love the options in opera Roma has to offer. Besides being home to the Colosseum, Trevi Fountain, St. Peter’s Basilica, Roman Forum among others, you will even appreciate the shows broadway Roma offers.
Regardless of which colours you see in Rome, you will have to admit that two words are almost synonymous with Rome: Romance and History. As discussed before though, breathing the theatre of Rome is something else altogether. In fact, if you are as enthusiastic about the theatre scene in Rome as our team here, you would have probably gone through the dedicated Wiki list of past and current theatres Rome has to offer, in alphabetical order that too!
Regardless though, here are some of the best standing theatres and opera houses that you cannot afford to miss. Teatro India, Teatro dell’Opera, Globe Theatre Roma, Teatro Sistina, Teatro Olimpico. Don’t miss out on Teatro Quirino – Vittorio Gassman, L’Ambra Jovinelli, Teatro Brancaccio and Teatro Valle.
It must be mentioned here though that you can find more than just one form of art being performed in all of these houses. A good example of a versatile theatre house is Teatro Brancaccio which hosts concerts, ballet recitals, musicals, prose apart from operas.
Then again, Rome theatre houses dedicated solely to drama (prose) include places such as Teatro Quirino – Vittorio Gassman or even Teatro Argentina that focuses largely on prose but also hosts symphonies and manifestations of music.
A very good example of theatre shows in Roma is Michelangelo and the Secrets of the Sistine Chapel. Of course, theatres in Rome keep offering new productions and therefore it is best to keep checking our page for the latest opera or theatre event being hosted. Feel free though to take your picks from traditional theatre productions to newer forms of performing art such as stand-up comedy shows, anime, comedy theatre etc.
In case, you want to take a leaf out of Eat Pray Love, theatre style, here is our list of the best workshops that you can attend. Expression, ladies and gentlemen is precious! Check out the European Union Academy of Theatre and Cinema, The Workshop of the Artists, Teatro Elettra, Duse and American Musical Theatre Academy.
Since theatre and other performing arts are so well celebrated in Rome, it is simply undeniable that you can look forward to various festivals dedicated to the same all year long. Here are our top picks to set the mood for your upcoming weekend. Never a dull moment indeed! International Dance Festival of Rome, Rome International Urban Theatre Festival, Short Theatre Festival, Festival of British Theatre, Romaeuropa Festival and American theatre Festival (OnStage! Festival).
We will keep you regularly updated with more happening events throughout the year in Rome. Check out Allevents for more!