Regio Theatre

Strada Garibaldi - 16/A - Parma - PR - 43121
Phone: +39 0521203993 - 0521203995 Fax: +39 0521504224
Hours:

Summer 2017: closed from July 22 to September 4.
From January to June and from September to December:
Tuesday and Wednesday  from 10.00am to 1.00pm (last entrance) and from 3.00pm to 5.30pm (last entrance)
from Thursday to Saturday from 9.00am to 1.00pm (last entrance) and from 3.00pm to 5.00pm (last entrance)
July: Monday and Tuesday from 9.00am to 1.00pm (last entrance) and from 5.00pm to 6.30pm (last entrance)
from Wednesday to Friday from 9.00am to 1.00pm (last entrance) and from 4.30pm to 6.30pm (last entrance)
August: closed.
The visit is about 30 minutes long and shows the entrance Foyer hall, the Parterre (except in case of rehearsals, auditions or performances) and the Ridotto hall. Groups are invited to make a reservation by telephone +39 0521203995.

Possibility to visit the custome shop, the scenography room, the rehearsal room of the orchestra, the dressing rooms and the stage. The backstage's visit is reserved, on reservation, for groups of minimum two people.
The visit is about 1 hour and 30 minutes long.
From Tuesday to Friday at 10.00am and at 3.00pm.
Entrance fee euros 25,00; concessions euros 12,50 (for under 17 accompanied by a paying adult).

Prices:

Entrance € 5,00; concessions 18-30 years old and over 65 € 3,00; schools and 6-18 years old € 2,00 free entrance for schools, disabled people and unemployed, guides with groups.

Description:

commissioned by Maria Luigia and designed by Nicola Bettoli, the Regio theatre was built between 1821 and 1829 on the site of the Benedectine convent of St. Alessandro.

The neoclassical facade has a portico with ten Ionic columns, a double row of windows and decorations by Tommaso Bandini on both sides of the tympanum representing the allegories of Fame and the Lyre. From the neo classical hall is the entrance to the elliptical stalls, decorated in white and gold by Girolamo Magnani in 1853, surrounded by four series of boxes and the gallery. Equipments, scenes, halls, the ceiling, the curtain decorated by Borghese in 1824 and a chandelier manufactured in Paris and weighing one ton: they all make the theatre a sort of shrine dedicated to Verdi opera and famed for its critical audience.

The Regio theatre was officially opened on the 16th of May 1829 with the opera Zaira, written especially by Vincenzo Bellini. It is still one of the most renowned Opera Houses in the world.

How to get there:

the theatre is located in the historical centre, 5 minutes walk from Piazza Garibaldi and 10 minutes walk from the railway station.

Last update:
20/07/2017