The Teatro di Roma was founded in 1964 under the artistic direction of Vito Pandolfi. It aims at gathering the most vibrant ferments of classical theatre without excluding some of the strongest new achievements of the Italian and international scene.
Member of the Union of European Theatres since 1994, the Teatro di Roma runs its activities in a variety of venues: the Teatro Argentina main stage was constructed in 1731, it’s located in the heart of Rome where Rossini’s Barber of Seville debuted in 1816; the Sala Squarzina, an intimate space in the restored ex-foyer and, finally, the Teatro India complex that houses two performance halls and various open air spaces within its industrial buildings.
Over the years, the Teatro di Roma has been run by personalities who have made and who still make the history of the Italian theatre: Franco Enriquez, Luigi Squarzina, Maurizio Scaparro, Pietro Carriglio, Luca Ronconi, Mario Martone, Giorgio Albertazzi and Gabriele Lavia.
Under Antonio Calbi’s artistic direction, the Teatro di Roma offers a copious artistic programme, showing works by the most important contemporary Italian artists and a rich variety of international productions. The Teatro di Roma offers drama, dance and music productions, including classic drama and contemporary plays. Moreover, a Drama School has been established, increasing the value of its artistic and cultural heritage.