Pergola Theater

Local nameTeatro della Pergola
LocationFlorence, Italy

The Teatro della Pergola is an historic opera house in Florence, Italy. It is located in the centre of the city on the Via della Pergola, from which the theatre takes its name. It was built in 1656 under the patronage of Cardinal Gian Carlo de' Medici to designs by the architect Ferdinando Tacca, son of the sculptor Pietro Tacca; its inaugural production was the opera buffa, Il potestà di Colognole by Jacopo Melani. The opera house, the first to be built with superposed tiers of boxes rather than raked semi-circular seating in the Roman fashion, is considered to be the oldest in Italy, having occupied the same site for more than 350 years.

It has two auditoria, the 'Sala Grande', with 1,500 seats, and the 'Saloncino', a former ballroom located upstairs which has been used as a recital hall since 1804 and which seats 400.

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Opening hours

Box office:
Mon - Fri: 10 am - 7 pm.
Sat: 10 am - 2 pm.


Prices vary according to the performances.

More information and contact


Official website




Phone +39 55 076 3333

Address Via della Pergola 12/32, 50121 Florence, Italy

Coordinates 43°46'23.442" N 11°15'41.69" E

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