Last update: December 14, 2018.

Teatro Regio

Regio Theater (Teatro Regio), Parma, Italy
Regio Theater (Teatro Regio)
The interior of the Teatro Regio, Parma, Italy
The interior of the Teatro Regio

The architect Nicola Bettoli, commissioned by the duchess Maria Luigia, designed and built a Ducal Theater in the years 1821-29 on the area where the ancient monastery of Sant'Alessandro (9th century) once stood, and which was suppressed during the Napoleonic era. The Teatro Ducale then became the Teatro Regio from 1848.

The facade was designed in neoclassical style, while the interior with audience stalls in an elliptical shape expands vertically on four orders of boxes plus a large gallery. The grand room was decorated, as was the proscenium, by Girolamo Magnani in white and gold. In 1853 he replaced the original decorations in chiaroscuro, carried out under the direction of Paolo Toschi and Bettoli.

The ceiling and the curtain are the work of Gian Battista Borghesi. Il Ridotto (the smaller theater), made up of a large salon and other rooms, was painted and decorated by various artists from Parma.

Teatro Regio is active and on some days is open to tourists.

Opening times of the Teatro Regio

From January to June and from September to December:

  • Tuesday and Wednesday: from 10am to 1pm and from 3pm to 5.30pm;
  • Thursday, Friday and Saturday: from 9am to 1pm and from 3pm to 5pm.

July:

  • Monday, Tuesday: from 9am to 1pm and from 5pm to 6.30pm;
  • Wednesday, Thursday, Friday: from 9am to 1pm and from 4.30pm to 6.30pm.

August: closed.

The time shown is when the ticket counter opens, so if the theater is open from 10am to 1pm, it means that you can purchase a ticket until 1pm, but no later than that.

Cost of a ticket in 2018: €5 / $5.80.

The interior of the Teatro Regio, Parma, Italy
The interior of the Teatro Regio
The interior of the Teatro Regio, Parma, Italy
The interior of the Teatro Regio

Text printed from website www.visit-parma.com

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