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 Musica.

How to Find Events

With its foot firmly in the 21st century, Rome has a pantheon of publications heralding its cultural events. For city-sponsored events, Rome’s official website www.comune.roma.it tries to remain as au courant as any governmental entity can. A broader range of event listings can be found in the Cronaca and Cultura section of Italian newspapers, including Metro, the free newspaper found at Metro stops and on trams.

On the Internet, check out this website written exclusively for the English-speaking community: rome.eventful.com. Its Italian-language counterpart Roma 2night (www.2night.it) has an even more robust selection of nightlife, along with food spots. The monthly English-language periodical Wanted in Rome (www.wantedinrome.com) is available at many newsstands and has good coverage of arts events. For directory information, like addresses, 060608 (www.060608.it) has listings of every cultural site (monument, church, museum, art space, etc.) in the city.

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