Olympic Theatre

Local nameTeatro Olimpico
LocationVicenza, Italy

The Teatro Olimpico is a theatre in Vicenza, northern Italy, constructed in 1580–1585. The theatre was the final design by the Italian Renaissance architect Andrea Palladio and was not completed until after his death. The trompe-l'œil onstage scenery, designed by Vincenzo Scamozzi, to give the appearance of long streets receding to a distant horizon, was installed in 1585 for the very first performance held in the theatre, and is the oldest surviving stage set still in existence. The full Roman-style scaenae frons back screen across the stage is made from wood and stucco imitating marble. It was the home of the Accademia Olimpica, which was founded there in 1555.

The Teatro Olimpico is, along with the Teatro all'antica in Sabbioneta and the Teatro Farnese in Parma, one of only three Renaissance theatres remaining in existence. Both these theatres were based, in large measure, on the Teatro Olimpico. It is still used several times a year.

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Wikipedia https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Teatro_Olimpico

Official website http://www.teatrolimpicovicenza.it/

Address 4 Stradella del Teatro Olimpico, Vicenza 36100, Italy

Coordinates 45°33'0.517" N 11°32'57.272" E

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