Spazio Alfieri

Via dell'Ulivo, 6,
Florence 50122

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Functions: Live Performances, Movies

Phone Numbers: Box Office: 055.532.0840

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Spazio Alfieri

Located a short distance to the east of the city centre, Teatro Alfieri was a major theatre and opera house in 18th and 19th century Florence. Opened in 1740, it was originally called the Teatro di Santa Maria (the name of a nearby street) or the Teatro Risoluti. The theatre underwent extensive reconstruction and enlargement in 1828, supervised by the architect Vittorio Bellini. It re-opened as the Teatro Alfieri, named in honour of playwright Vittorio Alfieri.

In the late-19th century and early 20th centuries it also became known as a performance venue for plays written in the Florentine dialect.

However, the theatre was demolished in 1928 when the Fascist government of Florence re-developed the Santa Croce district.

It is not known when the current cinema/theatre/performance space opened on the site, but it has developed into a place of encounter and exchange between people and the arts in the heart of Florence: cinema, theater, music, food, design and visual arts.

Seating is arranged on a single floor. However, a raised area at the back of the auditorium is set out with small tables so patrons can eat and drink while watching the entertainment.

Contributed by David Simpson
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