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The Teatro Olimpico is the first indoor theatre in masonry in the world, with interiors made of wood, stucco and plaster.It was constructed by architect Andrea Palladio, between 1580 and 1585, when it was inaugurated.It is included in the UNESCO World Heritage List.

The Teatro Olimpico is located in Piazza Matteotti 11, in Vicenza, city located between Milan and Venice in northeast Italy. The Teatro is openTuesday to Sunday from 9.00 a.m. to 5.00 p.m. (last admission: 4.30 p.m. -In summertime 10.00 am to 6.00 pm. ) Closed on Monday.
The cost of entry ticket is € 11.00, available combined ticket, discounts for families, schools and groups.

In the Teatro Olimpico, which has 400 seats, are held theater and music productions: the "Settimane musicali al Teatro Olimpico" (Musical weeks), the Festival "Omaggio a Palladio", "Vicenza in Lirica" and the classical shows "Coversazioni" in autumn.



Here you are a video taken form the documentary "Empire of the Eye: The Magic of Illusion" released in 2003, presented by da Al Roker, an american productor and actor.
It describes the spectacular illusion effect created by Palladio in the scenery of the Teatro Olimpico, with the following words:

"Illusion becomes pure theater in Teatro Olimpico di Vicenza, Andrea Palladio's last work. This extraordinary theater is designed in the style of a Roman amphitheater with phenomenal effect. Palladio takes us back in time. We enter into a spectacular and very special space, built in the 16th century. The Teatro Olimpico still operates today as a cultural center and as a theatre dedicated to presenting dramatic musical performances. Palladio created an imaginary world, the illusion of an outdoor theatre hidden like a secret treasure in the palace which houses and protects it..."


Discounted rates for organizers and congress members of events hosted at the Vicenza Convention Centre

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In order to promote the territory, the Municipal Council has introduced a discounted rate for organizers and congress members of events hosted at the Vicenza Convention Centre and at the Vicenza Fair from May to October

As part of a strategy to keep alive the interest in the territory and in its promotion, it will be applied the discounted ticket of 9 euros for organizers and congress members. This ticket will allow to visit all the seven civic museums: the Olympic Theatre, the Basilica Palladiana, the Civic Art Gallery of Palazzo Chiericati, the Galleries of Palazzo Thiene, the Church of Santa Corona, the Nature History and Archaeological Museum, and the Risorgimento and Resistance Museum.

The events included in the promotion are as follows:

-Enoforum, national scientific congress from 15th to 17th May
-Focus on PCB, exhibition on printed circuit board organized from the Nuremberg Fair on 17th and 18th May
-7th SIMTI conference (the Italian immunohematology and transfusion medicine society), national medical and scientific congress from 24th to 26th May
-41st Vicenza Course on AKI & CRKT, international scientific and medical congress from 12th to 14th June
-60th National ADOI Congress (the Italian hospital dermatologists association), national scientific and medial congress from 27th to 30th September
-IRC National Congress (Italian Resuscitation Council), national scientific and medical congress on 20th and 21st October

The tickets can be purchased at the Tourist Office in Piazza Matteotti by just showing the badge of one of the aforementioned events.



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IL TEATRO OLIMPICO è APERTO! Biglietti acquistabili in loco.
ORARIO: da martedì a domenica 9 - 17 (ultimo ingresso 16.30) LUNEDì CHIUSO
PROSSIME APERTURE STRAORDINARIE: 26 DICEMBRE 2023, 6 GENNAIO 2024 verifica gli orari per le Festività 
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For individual visitors, the ticket can be bought directly at the ticket office, without reservation. More info

December and Christmas holidays 2023 : Tuesday to Sunday 9-5 pm ( last entrance 4.30) and 26 December, 6 January  MONDAY CLOSED