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.
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.
Teatro Malibran, founded towards the end of the 17th Century, is one of Venice's finest venues that hosts a number of artists and musicians. The building, which resembles its original structure, now has wider theater boxes, and a lengthened gallery. Located in the heart of historical center of Venice, the Malibran brings in thousands of Italy's theater-goers each year.
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.
Inaugurated in 1913, Stadio Pierluigi Penzo is located on Fondamente Sant’Elena. This stadium is home to F.B.C. Unione Venezia and one of the most popular and oldest stadiums in Venice. It holds up to 7,426 spectators and is accessible only via a boat ride (like most places in this wonderful city). In 1939, after Venezia earned a promotion to Series A, the stadium was renovated with advanced technological augments. The record attendance at this stadium stands at 26,000 which was when hordes of residents and visitors swarmed here for a Venice v/s Milan match.
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.
The Palazzo Cavalli Franchetti is an impressive waterfront structure that represents the neo-Gothic style of architectural designing. In the past, it has been the residence of many prominent Venetian families. In 1999, the VIC (Venice Cultural Initiatives) was appointed to manage as well as preserve the Palazzo Cavalli Franchetti. Since then, this organization has been maintaining it and hosting variety of events here. Cultural events, expositions, conferences and many other activities are a regular feature here. Truly, the Palazzo Cavalli Franchetti is worth visiting for its splendid location, stunning architecture and interesting events. For bookings, events updates and other information, check website.
Seat back, relax, and enjoy a film at Multisala Giorgione. The movie theater has comfortable seats and a top notch sound system. Multisala Giorgione is also known for showing independent, foreign and artistic movies.
Teatro Verde is one of those few entertainment venues in the city which is as dramatic as the performances held here. The venue was constructed using leftover materials from the islands restoration work. One has to reach the venue after by passing a gorgeous tree-lined path, which serves as a link between the venue and the rest of the Island. The venue sits over 1000 audiences and hosts a variety of cultural as well as artistic performances. With impeccable acoustics, Teatro Verde is a wonderful replica of the Roman-Greek theaters; a masterpiece from architects Luigi Vietti and Angelo Scattolin.