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The Teatro Goldoni has gone through several changes over the years and is a spot frequented by locals as well as visitors. Named after the 18th Century dramatist Carlo Goldoni, it actually began as Teatro San Luca, way back in 1622. With a seating capacity of 800, Teatro Goldini is known for the diverse range of performances it hosts throughout the year. Apart from some of the most scintillating concerts in the city, the theater offers ballets, operas and various other live acts. Check the website for a complete schedule of events.
Established in 1792, Teatro La Fenice is regarded as one of the most respected venues in the history of Italian theater. Destroyed by fire three times, the theater was rebuilt, because of which it was named Teatro La Fenice (The Phoenix). Originally built by Gianantonio Selva, the later iterations were constructed by Tommaso and Giovanni Battista Meduna (1837) and Aldo Rossi (2003). Equipped with great acoustics, this premier opera house is among the best venues in town to watch superb opera performances, chamber music concerts, and ballets.
Teatro a l'Avogaria is a small theater located in the Dorsoduro area of the city. This theater was formed by John Poli, a theater enthusiast who even opened an acting school here, which provides budding actors with courses to brush up their theatrical skills. Catch shows such as I Gioielli di Famiglia, Bim Bum Bang, Sospiro d' anima, Ho sognato Che Guevara and more at this prime venue. Check their website for details.
Located inside Giardino Groggia, Teatrino Groggia is a historic building that was built way back in the 1600s. It has since been restored, and was opened as a theater in 2001, with effort of the city council. The 99 seat theater hosts a variety of cultural performances, with everyone from theater companies to school kids having displayed their talent here.
Teatro Toniolo puts on an annual season of shows and concerts ranging from chamber music to Italian vocalists. The acoustics are good and the theater seating is comfortable. Its only drawback, shared by the whole city, is the lack of free parking - try the pay-garage in Piazzale Candiani.