News and press releases

News and press releases

New access to the Theatre

Due to work in progress, the temporary Olympic Theatre’s access is now located in Stradella Teatro Olimpico n.8. The garden is freely accessible.

 

Se informa que, debido a obras en curso, la entrada provisional del Teatro se encuentra en Stradella Teatro Olimpico n.18. El jardìn sigue siendo accesible al público.

 

Si informa che, causa lavori in corso presso l’ingresso principale, l’accesso al Teatro si effettuerà da Stradella Teatro Olimpico n.18. Il giardino antico resta accessibile liberamente.

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Small pets are welcome

From 9th of November 2023, by decision of the Direction, in the  Teatro Olimpico and in the other Civic Museums the access is allowed to small pets (held in their owner's arms or with a dog carrier), guide dogs for visually impaired/blind people, servicedogs for assistance to people with disabilities, domestic pets certified by public health facilities to support therapeutic treatment (pet therapy).

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Special closures - Changes in the opening times of the Theatre during Spring 2024

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Spring 2024

2nd May: the Theatre will be open 9-15.30


 

10-12 May 2024 > National gathering of the Alpini military corps

6th May, Monday the Theatre will be open from 13.30 to 16.30.
10th May: open 9 to 21.30
11th May: the Theatre will be open from 13 to 16.30 and from 20.30 to 21.30
13th May, Monday: special opening from 9 to 16.30.

 

 


 

December 2023: opening times of museums, villas and other cultural sights in Vicenza

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*The Olympic Theatre, the Civic Museum of Palazzo Chiericati, the Natural history and Archaeological Museum, the Church of Santa Corona are open to the public from Tuesday to Sunday, from 9 to 17 (last entrance at 16.30)

Pop, the short show of lights and sounds inside the Olympic Theatre is scheduled from Tuesday to Sunday, at the following hours:
9.30, 10.30, 11.30 + 14.30, 15.30, 16.30.
 
The Galleries of Palazzo Thiene are open as usual from Thursday to Sunday, from 09 to 187 (last entrance at 16.30).
The Risorgimento and Resistance Museum can be visited from Tuesday to Sunday, from 09 to 13.00 and from 14.15 to 17.00 (last entrance at 16.30).

The Basilica Palladiana can be visited from Tuesday to Sunday, from 10 to 18. It is possible to visit the loggias on the first floor and part of the main hall, due to the presence of a temporary exhibition (more information on the exhibition here). The panoramic terrace is officially closed for the winter season. The Basilica is closed to the public from the 11st to the 16th of December. A new starts on the 16th at 2pm: www.mostreinbasilica.it 

Le Gallerie d'Italia - Palazzo Leoni Montanari are open from Tuesday to Sunday, from 10 to 18.

The Diocesan Museum is open every day from 14 to 18. ( Closed on the 8th Dec).

The Jewellery Museum can be visited in the following days:

from Tuesday to Friday: 10 to 13 and 15 to 18

Saturday and Sunday: 10 to 18

The Palladio Museum can be visited from Wednesday to Sunday, from 10 to 18.

For all museums, the last possible admission is at least 30 minutes before closure.

 

As for the private villas that can be visited right outside the city centre:

Villa Valmarana ai Nani is open everyday from 10 to 18. https://www.villavalmarana.com/ 

Villa La Rotonda is open on Saturdays and Sundays. https://www.villalarotonda.it/  

It is most advised to check the respective offical websites for early closures.

 

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CHRISTMAS HOLIDAYS 

The Theatre will also be open on the following holidays: 26th December 2023, 6th January 2024


Tickets and Information:

Tourist Information Office, piazza Matteotti 12, open everyday from 9 to 17.30, tel. 0444 320854, iat@comune.vicenza.it

Infopoint in Basilica Palladiana, da martedì a domenica; tel. 0444 222855

 

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Early closures scheduled for the Olympic Theatre

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The Olympic Theatre will close earlier in September and October on the following dates:

 

OCTOBER

21/10/2023 Early closure scheduled at 16.30 - last entrance at 16.00

22/10/2023 The Theatre will be closed during the morning and will follow these opening times: open from 09 to 10 (last entrance at 09.30) and from 14 to 17 (last entrance at 16.30)

 

13th May: European Night of Museums - Teatro Olimpico open till 10 pm!

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On the 13th of May, Vicenza's Civic Museums adheres to the "European Night of Museums".

The Olympic Theatre, the Civic Art Gallery of Palazzo Chiericati, the Galleries of Palazzo Thiene, and the Natural History and Archaeological Museum will be open until 10 pm (last admission 9:30 pm). From 5 pm, it will be possible to visit the aforementioned sites with a reduced price ticket. Reservation is not required.

Palazzo Thiene is housing the exhibition “Blank Generation: the New York punk in the shadow of Palladio”, that will close on Sunday 14th May, while Palazzo Chiericati is hosting another exhibition, “Gli amici della gaia gioventù: Art and Poetry in Vicenza from 1930 to 1950”. Both these exhibitions are free entry, so no tickets are required.
At the Natural History and Archaeological Museum tourists will find the exhibition “Stilt houses and pirogues of Fimon Lake”, which is included in the museum's ticket.

 

On the rooftop of the Basilica Palladiana the bar will be open from 7 pm to 1 am. In case of bad weather, the rooftop will be closed.

At the Teatro Comunale di Vicenza, the Orchestra Popolare “La notte della Taranta” (the Popular Orchestra “The Night of the Taranta”) will perform with its groups of dancers, singers and artists.

Galleries of Palazzo Leoni Montanari are exceptionally open from 8 pm to 12 pm. With the special ticket at € 1,00, you can see the collection of Russian icons, of Attic and Magna Graecia pottery, of 17th century paintings and a new exhibition named EX - Illustri x Elena Xausa.
There are also some activities for children, guided tours and music shows. For more information, write an email to vicenza@gallerieditalia.com

Palladio Museum organizes an activity named “Buonanotte Raffaello” for children from 8 to 12 years old. They will enjoy the visit of the museum in an unusual way: by night, with the museum closed to the public, and with some activities that will give them the chance to explore the building. For more infos about schedules and prices you can visit www.palladiomuseum.org.

 

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Feast of the Immaculate Conception 2022

During the holidays for the Immaculate Conception, the Civic Museums of Vicenza - Olympic Theatre included -  will be visitable following the regular opening times.


From 8th to 11th December 2022, the following museums will be open from 9 to 17 (last entrance at 16.30):

* Olympic Theatre

* Civic Museum of Palazzo Chiericati,

* Church of Santa Corona 

* Natural History and Archaeological Museum

* Galleries of Palazzo Thiene

 

>> The Basilica Palladiana will be closed to the public due to some maintenance work for the next exhibition that will be inaugurated on the 22nd December (www.mostreinbasilica.it).

 Regular opening guaranteed for the Jewellery Museum, the Gallerie d'Italia of Palazzo Leoni Montanari and the Palladio Museum from Thursday to Sunday.

As for the archaeological sites in Piazza Duomo and the Diocesan Museum:
- Thursday 8th December: The Roman Cryptoporticus is open from 10 to 12; the Diocesan Museum is open from 14 to 18.
- Friday 9th December: the Diocesan Museum is open from 14 to 18.
- Saturday 10th December: the Roman Cryptoporticus is open from 14 to 17.30; the Archaeological Area under the Cathedral is open from 17.30 to 18, via reservation; The Diocesan Museum is open from 14 to 18.
- Sunday 11th Decemer: the Roman Cryptoporticus, the Archaeological Area under the Cathedral and the Diocesan Museum ARE CLOSED to the public due to a religious event taking place that day.

 

Villa Valmarana ai nani is open from 10 to 17 on Thursday, Saturday and Sunday, whereas on Friday 9th it closes at 16.

Villa La Rotonda can be visited ONLY on Thursday 8th December with the following opening times: 10-12.30 and 14.30 -17.

 

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November 2022: opening times of the museums

*The Olympic Theatre, the Civic Museum of Palazzo Chiericati, the Church of Santa Corona and the Natural History and Archaeological Museum are open from Tuesday to Sunday, from 09 to 17 (last admission at 16.30).

The show of music and lights POP is programmed from Tuesday to Sunday on specific hours: 9.30, 10.30, 11.30 + 14.30, 15.30, 16.30. 
 

The Galleries of Palazzo Thiene are open from Thursday to Sunday from 09 to 17 (last admission at 16.30).

The Risorgimento and Resistance Museum can be visited from 9 to 13 (last admission at 12.30) and from 14.15 to 17 (last admission at 16.30).

The Basilica palladiana is open from Tuesday to Sunday from 10 to 18 (last admission at 17.30).

Till 27th November: hall (partial visit) and palladian loggias open Tuesday-Sunday 10-18. The panoramic Terrace is closed.
From the 28/11 the Basilica will be closed to the public due to works for the next exhibition.

The Cafè on the terrace is not active anymore.

The Gallerie d'italia - Palazzo Leoni Montanari and the Jewellery Museum are open from Tuesday to Sunday .

The Diocesan Museum is open every afternoon from 14 to 18 (last admission at 17.30).

The Palladio Museum is open from 10 to 18, from Wednesday to Sunday.

 

These museums can be included in the combined tickets.

Villa Valmarana ai Nani is open everyday (except on specific days you can read about on their website) and Villa La Rotonda is open from Friday to Sunday.

 

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Info & Tickets:

Iat Tourist information office in piazza Matteotti 12, open every day from 09 to 17.30.Tel 0444320854, iat@comune.vicenza.it

Infopoint in Basilica Palladiana, open from Tuesday to Sunday, from 10 to 18; tel. 0444 222855

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March 2023: the opening times

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The Olympic Theatre, the Civic Museum of Palazzo Chiericati, the Church of Santa Corona and the Natural History and Archaeological Museum are open from Tuesday to Sunday, from 9 to 17 (last admission at 16.30).

The show of music and lights POP is programmed from Tuesday to Sunday on specific hours: 9.30, 10.30, 11.30 + 14.30, 15.30, 16.30. 

The Galleries of Palazzo Thiene are open from Thursday to Sunday from 09 to 17 (last admission at 16.30).

The Risorgimento and Resistance Museum can be visited from 9 to 13 (last admission at 12.30) and from 14.15 to 17 (last admission at 16.30).

The Basilica palladiana is open from Tuesday to Sunday from 10 to 18 (last admission at 17.30). The visit at the moment is partial due to a temporary exhibition in the main hall. info here. The panoramic rooftop is closed.

The Gallerie d'italia - Palazzo Leoni Montanari and the Jewellery Museum are open from Tuesday to Sunday.

The Diocesan Museum is open every afternoon from 14 to 18 (last admission at 17.30).

The Palladio Museum is open from 10 to 18, from Wednesday to Sunday. Closed from 13th March to 6th April.


Villa Valmarana ai Nani is open everyday (except on specific days you can read about on their website).

Villa La Rotonda is open every weekend starting from the 11th of March 2023.

Please visit the official websites.

 

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June 2023: the opening times of the cultural sights

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The Olympic Theatre, the Civic Museum of Palazzo Chiericati, the Church of Santa Corona and the Natural History and Archaeological Museum are open from Tuesday to Sunday, from 9 to 17 (last admission at 16.30).

The show of music and lights POP is scheduled from Tuesday to Sunday on specific hours: 9.30, 10.30, 11.30 + 14.30, 15.30, 16.30. 

The Galleries of Palazzo Thiene are open from Thursday to Sunday from 09 to 17 (last admission at 16.30).

The Risorgimento and Resistance Museum can be visited from 9 to 13 (last admission at 12.30) and from 14.15 to 17 (last admission at 16.30).

 

The Gallerie d'italia - Palazzo Leoni Montanari and the Jewellery Museum are open from Tuesday to Sunday from 10 to 18.

The Diocesan Museum is open every afternoon from 14 to 18 (last admission at 17.30).

The Palladio Museum is open from 10 to 18, from Wednesday to Sunday.


Villa Valmarana ai Nani is open everyday (except on specific days you can read about on their website).

Villa La Rotonda is open every weekend starting from the 11th of March 2023.

Please visit the official websites.

 

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From the 1st September 2022, the Theatre opens from 09.00 to 17.00

As for the other Civic Museums, they will follow the summer opening times until 30th September 2022:

The Civic Museum of Palazzo Chiericati, the Church of Santa Corona, the Natural history and archaeological Museum will be open from Tuesday to Sunday, from 09.00 to 18.00;

The Risorgimento and Resistance Museum will open from Tuesday to Sunday, from 10 to 13 and from 14.15 to 18.

The Galleries of Palazzo Thiene will open from Thursday to Sunday from 10 to 18.

The Teatro Olimpico will be visitable from Tuesday to Sunday, from 09 to 17 (last admission at 16.30).
 
The Teatro will close earlier due to reharsals for scheduled concerts on the following dates:
on 25th September, at 16.00
on 7th October, at 16.00
on 20th October, at 13.00
on 27th October, at 16.00
 

As per usual, the Palladian Basilica can be visited from Tuesday to Sunday, from 10 to 18, whereas the panoramic terrace on the last floor can be visited on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays from 10 to 18.

In the evening, the cafè located on the panoramic terrace will be open on Fridays and Saturdays from 19 to 01, and on Sundays drom 18.30 to 23.

The last admission inside the museums is always 30 minutes before closure.

The Tourist information office located in Piazza Matteotti, 12 is open from 09 to 18 (tel. 0444320854, iat@comune.vicenza.it).

The infopoint and ticket office inside the Palladian Basilica is open from Tuesday to Sunday, from 10 to 18 (closed on Mondays, tel. 0444222855).

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5th May 2022: Early closure for the Olympic Theatre

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The Olympic Theatre will close earlier,

on the 5th May 2022 at 16:00

(last entrance at 15.30)

 

Easter 2022 and more Spring holidays: the Theatre and the Civic Museums are open

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The Olympic Theatre and the Civic Museums of Vicenza will be open to the public during Easter, Easter MOnday and the 25th April 2022.

Individual visitors do not have to book the visits to the cultural sites. It is mandatory for groups of min. 10 participants and for classes on school trips.

 

THE TEATRO OLIMPICO WILL BE OPEN DURING

EASTER, EASTER MONDAY, MONDAY 25th APRIL e SUNDAY 1st MAY

FOLLOWING THE USUAL OPENING TIMES: 9-17 ( LAST ADMISSION AT 16.30).

 

The free show of music and lights " Pop-Palladio Olimpico Project ~Son et Lumière" inside the Olympic Theatre is shown from Tuesday to Sunday at the following times: 9.30, 10.30, 11.30 e 14.30, 15.30, 16.30. (cannot be booked).

AUDIOGUIDE can be downloaded for free at this link

INFO  FARES FOR INDIVIDUAL VISITORS

 

 

 

 

Church of Santa Corona: the "Bapthism of Christ" by Giovanni Bellini will be in restoration till 25th May 2022

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We inform you that the famous work by Giovanni Bellini "Baptism of Christ", preserved inside the Church of Santa Corona

is now in restorationand will not be visible until 25th May 2022.

During the restoration works it is still possible to visit the Church with the usual opening times (Tue to Sun, from 09 to 17).

It is also possible to admire the "Adoration of the Magi" by Paolo Veronese and the beautifully decorated altar.

The Galleries of Palazzo Thiene officially become a Civic Museum from 15th January 2022

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The Galleries of Palazzo Thiene, with its artistic collections and rich interiors adorned by decorations and frescoes, become officially a Civic Museum starting from 15th January 2022, finally opening its doors to visitors. It is possible to visit the rooms at the basement and on the first floor, with an exhibition of paintings, Antonibon ceramics and local Venetian sets of dishes from the 19th century and the attic, where prints by Remondini and sculptures by Arturo Martini are showcased.

The Palazzo was originally open on 25th September 2021, and from the 26th September till the 26th December it was possible to book a guided visit to the site on Saturdays and Sundays thanks to the authorised tour guides and the Vicenza è Tourist Board.

From the 15th January 2022, the Galleries can be visited from Thursday to Sunday, observing the following opening times:

from 9 to 17 (last entrance at 16.30) until 30th June (winter time),

from 10 to 18 (last entrance at 17.30) from 1st July to 31st August (summer time).

The single ticket costs 5 €, the reduced ticket 3 €, whereas for schools the reduced price is 2 € per student. Each ticket is valid for 8 days sarting from the date of the purchase.

The visit to the Galleries is also included in the Vicenza Card, in the 4 Museums Card and in the Ticket for local Residents.

Both single tickets and the combined cards can be bought only at the Tourist information office in Piazza Matteotti, 12 (0444320854 - iat@comune.vicenza.it. - open every day from 09 to 17.30) and at the Tourist Infopoint inside the Basilica Palladiana (tel. 0444 222855 - open from 10 to 18 - closed on Mondays).

Latest news on the "Green Pass" to access museums and other places of culture

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*in white and yellow zones, people over 12 years of age will be allowed access to the Olympic Theatre and the Civic Museums with the COVID-19 digital green certificate (that is, COVID-19 vaccination or recovery certification or negative covid test).

*Only if the Veneto region becomes an orange or red zone, access will be granted to people over 12 year of age with proof of either COVID-19 vaccination or recovery certification. (Decreto-legge 26 novembre 2021, n. 172)

The above-mentioned regulations are not applied to children under the age of 12 and to people with specific medical certificate.

Starting from the 10th of January and until the 31st March 2022, according to the latest national regulations, the Super Green Pass (COVID-19 vaccination or recovery certification) will be mandatory.

 

1st November 2021: Special opening for the Olympic Theatre

The Olympic Theatre is open on Monday 1st November 2021 from 9 to 17 (last entrance at 16.30).

Inside the Olympic Theatre, it is also possible to watch the free show of music and lights called "PoP- Palladio Olympic Project Sons et Lumière", from Tuesday to Sunday, at the following times: 09.30, 10.30, 11.30 e 14.30, 15.30, 16.30. The show lasts for approximately 10 minutes. It will be available on the 1st November 2021 too.

As per usual, reservation remains mandatory for groups of more than 10 people and school groups.

Individual visitors can visit the theatre without booking a time slot.


The other Civic Museums will also be open on Monday 1st November 2021, and the Jewellery Museum as well.

 

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OLYMPIC THEATRE: EARLY CLOSURE ON 2nd AND 3rd OCTOBER 2021

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EARLY CLOSURE

On 2nd and 3rd October 2021, the Olympic Theatre will close earlier, at 16.00, with the last admission possible at 15.30.

29.10.2021 OLYMPIC THEATRE: EXTRAORDINARY CLOSURE

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On 29th October 2021, the Olympic Theatre will be closed between 10.30 and 14.30.

Last admission for visitors will be at 10.00:

the theatre will reopen to the pubblic at 14.30.

AUGUST 2022: the opening times of the museums of Vicenza

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Here are the current opening times for the Civic Museums of Vicenza:

From Tuesday to Sunday, the Olympic Theatre, the Civic Museum of Palazzo Chiericati, the Church of Santa Corona can be visited from 10 to 18.
Inside the Olympic Theatre it is possible to watch a free show of music and lights called “Pop Palladio Olympic Project” available from Tuesday to Sunday at 10.30, 11.30, 12.30 and 15.30,16.30, 17.30. The show lasts approximately 10 minutes.

The Risorgimento and Resistance Museum and the Natural history and Archaeological Museum are open 10-14 from Tuesday to Sunday. The admission to the Risorgimento and Resistance museum is free of charge.
Last admission to all museums 30 minutes before closure.

The Galleries of Palazzo Thiene  can be visited from Thursday to Sunday, 10-18 (last entrance at 17.30).

At the Risorgimento and Resistance Museum it is possible to see some important documents written by the Vicentinian architect Antonio Caregaro Negrin (1821-1898) on military and patriotic engineering activities during the First Italian War of Independence. 2021 marks the bicentenary of Negrin’s birth, who has been a significant and exemplary figure in the cultural life of the 19th century.
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The Basilica Palladiana is open to the public from Tuesday to Friday, 10 to 18 (last admission at 17.30).

The terrace can be visited by tourists during the day, every Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 10 to 18 (last entrance at 17.30).

The terrace with the cafè service is open every Friday and Saturday from 19 to 01 am, and on Sunday from 18.30 to 23 (last entrance 30 min before closure). 

The Tourist Information Office in Piazza Matteotti 12 is open every day from 9 to 18 (tel. 0444 320854) whereas the Tourist infopoint inside the Basilica Palladiana is open from Tuesday to Sunday, 10 -18.

Plan your visit

Open from Tuesday to Sunday,
closed on Monday.
From September to June: 9 am-5 pm, last admission 4.30 pm.
July and August: 10 am - 6 pm, last admission 5.30 pm
Closed on the 25th December and on 1st January.

 

Admission tickets:

Individual visitors
€ 20 Vicenza Card -10 sights,
€ 15 4Museums Card
€ 11.00 Teatro Olimpco
Reservation not required.
 
Groups
€15.00 Vicenza Card -10 sights,
€13.00 4 Museums Card,
€10.00 Teatro Olimpico + Palazzo Chiericati
€ 3  Ticket for schools
Reservation required:
booking@comune.vicenza.it
 
Call center: 0039 0444 964380

 
Address
Teatro Olimpico
Piazza Matteotti 11
Vicenza (Italy)

 

Information
Tel. +39 0444 320854 / 0444 964380
booking@comune.vicenza.it 

 

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APERTO da MARTEDì a DOMENICA 9-16.30 
Non è prevista la prenotazione per i visitatori individuali 

TEATRO OLIMPICO IS OPEN TUE-SUN 9-16.30
For individual visitors, the ticket can be bought directly at the ticket office, without reservation.