Must-see entertainment in Florence

  • Former Manifattura Tabacchi now Cineteca Bologna in Bologna

    Manifattura Tabacchi


    An exciting work in progress, this ex-industrial plant near Parco delle Cascine hosts some of the city's edgiest contemporary art events and happenings…

  • Stazione Leopolda

    Santa Maria Novella

    Be it an exhibition celebrating 50 years of the moon boot, a Pitti Immagine fashion show, lavish food and wine tastings, DJ sets or a festival dedicated…

  • Fortezza da Basso


    This vast defensive 16th-century fort is an atmospheric venue for concerts and performing arts, trade fairs, exhibitions and conferences today. Open-air…

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    Teatro del Maggio Musicale Fiorentino

    Santa Maria Novella

    This strikingly modern theatre with glittering contemporary geometric facade sits on the green edge of city park Parco delle Cascine. Its three…

  • Venue front, Medici Dynasty Show.

    Medici Dynasty Show

    San Lorenzo & San Marco

    Revisit 300 years of Florentine history in one hour with this dynamic English-speaking, two-person performance that has been captivating audiences since…

  • Tuscany Hall


    Be it hosting some of Italy's finest craft-beer brewers during January's annual beer-craft fair Birraio dell'Anno ( or top Italian…

  • Auditorium Flog


    Hotspot for live music, international DJs and alternative bands since the 1970s, Auditorium Flog is an essential weekend port of call for Florentine music…

  • Teatro di Rifredo


    Contemporary dance, mime, comedy, theatre and other edgy performing arts take to the stage at this innovative theatre that never fails to disappoint…

  • Auditorium di Santo Stefano al Ponte

    Duomo & Piazza della Signoria

    Chamber music, opera and other genres of classical music take to the stage inside this small Romanesque church, built in the 11th and 12th centuries and…

  • Pinocchio Jazz Club


    Live jazz and blues lures a loyal crowd to this atmospheric jazz club across the river. Concerts kick off most nights at 9.45pm and under 25s get free…

  • Teatro Verdi

    Santa Croce

    The curtain rises on theatre, dance and classical music at the city's oldest theatre (1854), an elegant ode to 19th-century Florence in Santa Croce. It is…

  • Odeon Cinehall

    Duomo & Piazza della Signoria

    This lovingly restored early-20th-century theatre, complete with intact balcony seats and Tiffany-style cupola, shows films in their original language.

  • Teatro della Pergola

    San Lorenzo & San Marco

    Beautiful city theatre with stunning entrance; host to classical concerts October to April.

  • Teatro Puccini


    An evening at this small but sweet, historical theatre is as much about admiring its pre-WWII, Rationalist architecture – it was built in 1940 for workers…

  • Glue


    Live music, film screenings, theatre and cultural events take to the stage at this alternative music and performing-arts venue. Take bus No 10 from…

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