Rome Performing Arts

One of the pleasures of Rome is seeing a performance in one of the city's stunning venues, ancient or modern. This is the city where you might experience classical opera performed in the 3rd-century-AD Terme di Caracalla, or enjoy an experimental dance show in the postindustrial detergent factory Teatro India, or see a contemporary performance at the Renzo Piano–designed Auditorium Parco della


In summertime, most of the performing arts events move outdoors–-any public space is fair game. Keep an eye on the Estate Romana to find out what's happening in Rome on any night of the week. There is enough entertainment in Rome to take your breath away, in any season and in any location.

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Accademia Filarmonica Romana

Nearly two centuries old, this is one of Rome's historic concert venues featuring both symphonic and chamber-music presentations. The...

Accademia di Santa Cecilia

One of the oldest conservatories in the world (founded 1585), this venue has a program of performances ranging from classical to contemporary...

Auditorium Parco della Musica

Rome became a world-class arts contender when world-renowned architect Renzo Piano conceived and constructed the Parco della Musica,...

Casa del Cinema

Casa del Cinema is Rome's hub for all things film, with multiple screening rooms, a resource center with DVD library, laptops for private...

Cinema Barberini

One of the most commercial and central theaters in the city, Barberini is guaranteed to have at least one film on offer in its original...

Corps de Ballet, Teatro dell'Opera

Rome's Corps de Ballet perform throughout the year at the lovely Belle Epoque opera house, with leading international guest stars. During...

English Theatre of Rome

The oldest English-language theater group in town, English Theatre of Rome has a repertoire of original and celebrated plays. Performances...

Estate Romana

A summer-long, city-sponsored cultural series, many of these events are free and take place outdoors along the Tiber River and in piazzas...

Festival Internazionale del Film di Roma

In the fall, cinephiles head to Rome for the International Festival of Film, two packed weeks of cinema celebration and celebrity spotting.

I Concerti nel Parco

This beautiful evening-concert series is held under the stars in Rome's largest park, Villa Doria Pamphilj. From June through August,...


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