Dance performances in Florence

Over the past few years, the dance scene in Florence has flourished greatly and nowadays full length classical and contemporary productions can be seen all over the city. The Maggio Danza performs primarily at the Teatro del Maggio Musicale Fiorentino, while modern work is generally produced either by the Virgilio Sieni Dance Company, or the Florence Dance Company among others (see below). Venues:

Teatro Cantiere Florida
Via Pisana 111
Tel: 055 713 1783
Website: Teatro Cantiere Florida
Open: Telephone bookings only 9am-1pm, 3-6pm Mon – Fri

This spacious theatre is actually an ex-cinema and features a wide stage and original brick walls. One of the theatres main objectives is to promote the talents of young actors, directors and scriptwriters, to a primarily young audience, the main reason why many of the productions are specifically targeted at children. Such performances include ‘Red Riding Hood’, ‘Pinocchio’ and ‘Peter Pan’.

Teatro Goldoni
Via Santa Maria 15
Tel: 055 210 804

The Teatro Goldoni is a little 18th century theatre in the heart of the Oltrarno, seating just 400 people. Until recently it was mainly used for classical music events but now its programme has been expanded to include some impressive dance events and performances. This scheme, run by the Maggio Musicale Fiorentino, lets the theatre out, in set periods, to four dance companies during the year: the Florence Dance Cultural Centre, MaggioDanza, Compagnia Virgilio Sieni and Versilia Danza.

Teatro della Limonaia
Via Gramsci 426, Sesto Fiorentino
Tel: 055 44 08 52
Website: Teatro della Limonaia
Open: Telephone bookings only 10am-6.30pm Mon- Fri

The Limonaia is a charming little theatre that offers a range of musical and dance productions all throughout the year.

Teatro del Maggio Musicale Fiorentino- Il Teatro Comunale
Corso Italia 16
Tel: 055 213 535
Website: Teatro Comunale
Bookings: 199 109 910 (9am-9-30pm Mon-Fri, 9am-3.30pm
Box Office: 10am- 4.30pm Tues-Fri, 10am- 1pm Sat, & 1 hour before performance starts

The Teatro Comunale was originally the Politeama Fiorentino, designed by Telemaco Bonaiutiin 1862, an open air arena. Nowadays, the Comunale comprises a huge auditorium, a single tier of boxes and two large amphitheatres – like semicircular galleries that can seat about 2000 people. The Piccolo Teatro of the Comunale, situated on one side of the main auditorium, is a really up-to-date “small theatre”, capable of seating about 600 spectators.

This theatre is home to the Maggio Danza and offers a whole range of dance events all throughout the year.

Teatro della Pergola
Via della Pergola 12-32
Tel: 055 22641 or 055 226 4316
Open: Box office 9.30am-1pm, 3.30-6.45pm Tues-Sat, 10am-12.15pm Sun

The Teatro della Pergola is owned by the state and each year through from October until April, it presents a great selection of performances from visiting companies which include productions of Shakespeare to Noel Coward.

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