Teatro comunale di San Giovanni in Persiceto


Municipal theatre of San Giovanni in Persiceto

Where: Corso Italia, 72 - 40017 San Giovanni in Persiceto (BO)

The Theatre - Comune di San Giovanni in Persiceto
The Theatre - Comune di San Giovanni in Persiceto

The Municipal theatre was built in 1786 by the architect Giuseppe Tubertini.


The present atrium, decorated with two plaster statues of Alfieri and Goldoni, dates back to 1850.


A few years later, the ceiling of the stalls was painted with chiaroscuro motifs by the famous decorative artist Andrea Pesci (also responsible for decorating the buildings of Palazzi

Malvasia, Malvezzi, Paleotti and Simonetti in Bologna) and his young student Gaetano Lodi.


In 1860, the renovated theatre was inaugurated with a production of Giuseppe Verdi's Rigoletto. The interior still has the complete 18th-century structure: particularly effective is the beautiful proscenium with two tall golden Corinthian columns crowned by an elegant trabeation.


Used as a grain store during the First World War, then turned into a cinema and damaged in the Second World War, it has now been restored to its complete original splendour.


The theatre boasts a richly varied theatrical season, including the playbill "TTTXTE. Tre Teatri per te" (Three theaters for you). This initiative, which is a result of a joint cooperation between the municipalities of Crevalcore, San Giovanni in Persiceto and Sant'Agata Bolognese, is aimed at bringing different theatrical genres as well as concerts to people.


The theatre also hosts concerts as well as meetings and opens to groups of visitors accompanied by a guide.


Tel: 0039 800.069678
e-mail urp@comunepersiceto.it

Number of seats: 254


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Info on the tourist location

URP - Public Relations Office

San Giovanni in Persiceto

Address: Corso Italia 78 - 40017 San Giovanni in Persiceto (BO)

Toll free number 800 069678


Opening times
Mon, Tue, Wed, Fri and Sat 8.30am-1.30pm

Thu 8.30am-6.30pm

Opening times (July and August)
Mon – Sat 8.30am-1pm

Loc. San Matteo della Decima c/o Centro civico
Via Cento 158/a - 40017 San Giovanni in Persiceto
Phone: +39  051 6812057


Opening times

Mon – Sat 8.30am-1.30pm



Last update: 22-07-2019