Located in the cosmopolitan Esquilino district, between the basilicas of Santa Maria Maggiore and San Giovanni in Laterano, the historical Teatro Brancaccio is one of the best-known theatres in Italy and among the most important in Rome.
It was built on the embankment of the gardens of Palazzo Field-Brancaccio, designed by the architect Luca Carimini, later realized by Carlo Sacconi, and inaugurated at the beginning of 1916 with the name of Teatro Morgana, changed in the second half of the Thirties to Brancaccio, after a series of internal and external structural interventions.
Its stage has hosted some of the greatest actors and musicians, such as Totò, Anna Magnani, Aldo Fabrizi, Gigi Proietti, Fabrizio De André, Louis Armstrong, Jimi Hendrix, Giuseppe Di Stefano and the Beatles. For this reason, it is traditionally considered "the Theatre of Rome” and one of the most prestigious locations for musicals, dance, drama, music, contemporary circus and kids productions, with a program of artists from all over the world.
Equipped with an elegant hall of over 1300 seats and a multifunctional space contiguous to the structure (suitable both for theatrical performances and as a rehearsal room and venue for presentations, events and reviews), it is one of the most technologically advanced theatres with attention to respect for the environment and accessibility of space.
From 1985 to 2000, it hosted the Fondazione dell'Opera di Roma, which took over, until 2007, the direction of the unforgettable Gigi Proietti, followed by the famous Maurizio Costanzo, in charge until 2010, then Stage Entertainment Italia until 2012, and finally, from September 2012, Alessandro Longobardi.
The cultural centre of the Teatro Brancaccio includes the Brancaccino, a 100-seat theatre and a multipurpose space, also dedicated to training, where theatre workshops, music and workshops, theatre and dance courses for children, teenagers and adults coexist; a park of about two hectares and a large terrace on Via Merulana.
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