The “Teatro delle Muse” theatre in Ancona
Walking through the city streets, you can admire the imposing neoclassical “Le Muse” theatre. It is characterized by a magnificent façade and a portico with five arches made of Istrian stone, a limestone historically used in Ancona's prestigious buildings such as the “Monumento ai Caduti”, a WWI monument.
With 1147 seats, the “Teatro delle Muse” is the largest theatre in the Marche Region and the thirteenth in Italy. Within the theatre is the “Sala del Ridotto”, a hall often used for gala dinners, conventions or cultural events, containing 180 seats. The theatre is embellished with a unique iron divider created by the sculptor Valeriano Trubbiani depicting the “Triumph of Trajan”, a large sunburst symbolizing the original splendor of the theatre.
The theatre was open up until WWII, when it was damaged by a fire. It remained closed for more than 60 years and was reopened on the 13th of October 2002.
The theatre has a very rich events calendar and from January to April, hosts the most important opera, ballet, drama and jazz celebrities.
Throughout the year performances and shows take place inside the theatre but during the summer they move into the “Mole Vanvitelliana”, a pentagonal building on an artificial island in the Ancona port.