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Biennale Teatro 2016

25 July > 14 August 2016

The next Theatre Biennale (director: Àlex Rigola) is to take place from 25 July to 14 August 2016.

Further information will be available starting from 5 May 2016.
Please visit this page again for updates.

History of the Theatre section

The first Theatre Festival in 1934

The Venice Biennale’s International Theatre Festival started in 1934, right after the Music (1930) and Film (1932) festivals. The festival was then directed by Renato Simoni. The basic idea was to perform classic works of a Venetian subject in the scenery of Venice.