Strada Garibaldi, 16/A - 43121 - Parma (PR)
Phone: +39 0521203911
from Tuesday to Saturday 9.30am – 12.30pm / 2.30pm – 5.30pm; Sunday 10am – 4pm
Starting of the tours every 60 minutes. Duration 30 minutes, for a maximum of 20 people per visit.
Reservation is suggested.
The visit shows the entrance Foyer hall, the Parterre (except in case of rehearsals, auditions or performances) and the Ridotto hall. Groups are invited to make a reservation by telephone +39 0521203995.
Possibility to visit the custome shop, the stage, the Loggione and the Royal Balcony. The backstage’s visit is reserved, on reservation, for groups of minimum two people. The visit is about 1 hour and 30 minutes long.
Entrance fee euros 25,00; concessions euros 12,50 (for under 18 accompanied by a paying adult).
Entrance € 7,00; concessions 18-30 years old and over 65 by showing the entrance ticket to the Casa della Musica or the Arturo Toscanini Birthplace Museum, groups min. 20 people, Parma Card holders € 5,00; schools and 6-18 years old € 3,00; free entrance for children under 6, disabled people and unemployed, guides with groups.
Commissioned by Maria Luigia and designed by Nicola Bettoli, the Regio theatre was built between 1821 and 1829 on the site of the Benedectine convent of St. Alessandro.
The neoclassical facade has a portico with ten Ionic columns, a double row of windows and decorations by Tommaso Bandini on both sides of the tympanum representing the allegories of Fame and the Lyre. From the neo classical hall is the entrance to the elliptical stalls, decorated in white and gold by Girolamo Magnani in 1853, surrounded by four series of boxes and the gallery. Equipments, scenes, halls, the ceiling, the curtain decorated by Borghese in 1824 and a chandelier manufactured in Paris and weighing one ton: they all make the theatre a sort of shrine dedicated to Verdi opera and famed for its critical audience.
The Regio theatre was officially opened on the 16th of May 1829 with the opera Zaira, written especially by Vincenzo Bellini. It is still one of the most renowned Opera Houses in the world.