The Teatro Verdi is Pisa’s main theatre, one of the most beautiful traditional theatres in Italy and one of the most successful examples of 19th-century theatre architecture. The initiative to give the city of Pisa a large theatre was taken by some illustrious citizens to bring prestige to the city and to replace the cramped Teatro dei Ravvivati. The construction, between 1865 and 1867, was entrusted to the Venetian architect Andrea Scala, who won the competition for the project. The Regio Teatro Nuovo was inaugurated on the evening of 12 November 1867 with Rossini’s opera William Tell. The theatre offers a rich programme of opera, drama, dance and concerts throughout the year.
It is possible to visit the Teatro Verdi with guided tours (preferably for groups) on opening days and subject to programming requirements. Tickets for the performances can be purchased in different ways, online or at the points of sale.