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Best Performing Arts in Rome

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Teatro Argentina

This is one of the oldest theaters in Rome. It was built in 1732 by the architect Theoldi on commission from the Sforza Cesarini family and has been restored many times over the years. It became the premises of the Teatro Sabile company of Rome in 1994, currently directed by Mario Martone. By means of collaboration with other Italian companies, and as a result of the interesting technical possibilities the stage offers, the program is varied, with some large-scale productions. Cultural initiatives, such as conferences, debates and the reading of classical texts, often take place during the winter months in its foyer.

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Casa delle Culture

This local cultural center invites social inclusion, hoping to promote open-mindedness though art. It hosts various events, including exhibitions, social gatherings, round tables, operas, dance and singing concerts, and all kinds of performances, all in the name of ending discrimination. The decor of this place is grand with elegant chandeliers and lighting. Holding a capacity of more than 150 guests, this place is used for entertainment with huge audiences. To plan an event, know schedules and more information, call ahead or check out the website.

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Teatro dell'Opera

Founded in the late 19th Century by the entrepreneur Costanzi, this theater was for a long time considered to be one of the most prestigious opera theaters in Europe. Having gone through some difficult years, the Teatro dell'Opera has recently returned to its status as a primary venue for opera, ballet and symphonic music seasons. During the summer, opera is staged at the lovely Terme di Caracalla or the beautiful Piazza di Siena in the Villa Borghese gardens.

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Big Mama

Located in Trastevere which is considered one of the most romantic neighborhoods in Rome, Big Mama is much appreciated. This is a favorite with lovers of blues, jazz and funk. International stars such as Jeff Healey, Archie Shepp, Allan Holdsworth, Mike Stern and Joe Zawinul have performed here. The room resembles a cave and small corridors lead you into various rooms until you reach the small stage on which the artists perform. To know more about events, schedules, and reservations, call ahead.

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Silvano Toti Globe Theatre

A vibrant theater and a hot spot for performing of arts, is a vast space which can accommodate more than 400 guests. Beautiful balconies accessible through walkways, provide a panoramic view of the dramas and plays. Theater-lovers throng the place and get their tickets booked in advance.

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Teatro Vascello

Teatro Vascello is a modern theater run by Manuela Kustermann and Giancarlo Nanni. It is best known for its experimental theatrical and dance shows. In its comfortable surroundings, with good acoustics and excellent stage visibility, it often hosts multimedia shows, international avant-garde classics, new dramas, conferences and debates on civil issues. The little ones in your family need not be left behind, for there are many shows organized for them.

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Accademia Filarmonica Romana

The Accademia was established in 1821 and still looks the same today. For a long time it was used as a cinema-theater. Now it mostly offers mostly chamber music, but some performances even involve a bit of dance. Some performances take place in Teatro Olimpico, while others are held in the Sala Casella. Concerts by the likes of Mischa Maisky and Angelika Kirchschlager have been held here. The Academy holds singing and musical education classes during the winter.

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Casa del Jazz

Owned and managed by the City of Rome, La Casa del Jazz is one of the best Jazz venues in Italy. A 150-seat auditorium is located inside the arched Villa Patronale, where concerts, conferences, and screenings are held, alongside a media library open to the public, bookshop, and cafe. Local and internationally-acclaimed musicians are welcomed here, where concerts are intimate but well-attended. Apart from its commercial and cultural functions, Casa del Jazz provides a platform for upcoming artists, who are encouraged by the management to play on its distinguished stage from time to time.

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Teatro India

Arched hallways, ornate entrances, scenic front-yard, roof covered with dark-fire bricks, accommodating spaces...Cinderella's ball? A theater along the river, sticking out like an elegant swan is more likely the answer to the larger-than-life description about Teatro India. A former factory, Teatro India is what remains of an industrial takeover in the past. The landscape theater is the convergence spot where real life meets reel life. Truth meets fiction and takes you on a never-ending and captivating journey of human emotions and well-crafted plays. The theater is also a perfect setting for conferences and events.

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Istituzione Universitaria dei Concerti

Istituzione Universitaria dei Concerti has, over the years, become an excellent musical point of reference in Rome. It offers up-and-coming musicians the chance to give concerts and solo performances to a wide audience in order to win wider fame. Concerts by the likes of Richard Galliano, Roberto Cominati, Angela Hewitt and Daniil Trifonov have been held here.

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Auditorium Parco della Musica - Cavea

The Parco della Musica-Cavea Auditorium hosts a series of concerts, festivals, events and other shows every year. It brings in some famous performers like Diana Ross, Joe Jackson and Jim Hall. 'Flamenco', 'Luglio Suona Bene' and 'PianoSolo' are three of the musical festivals held at the Auditorium each year. The Auditorium brings in a cross cultural mix of musical tastes from ballet to opera to jazz. For the best performances in Rome, visit the Auditorium while tickets are still available.

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Fonderia delle Arti

Fonderia delle Arti offers enthusiasts of various artistic forms, ranging across acting, dancing, photography, painting and singing, a platform to hone their talents. Established in 2006 by Maurizio Boco, this old foundry was transformed into an artistic space to be used as a school, theater, concert hall and more. It is a very popular place since the prices for the classes and events are affordable. Check the website for schedule of events, and do visit this place to watch an entertaining performance.

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