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Teatro Massimo

Ernesto Basile's six-tiered art-nouveau masterpiece is Europe's second-largest opera house and one of Italy's most prestigious, right up there with La Scala in Milan, San Carlo in Naples and La Fenice in Venice. Wit…
Performing Arts in Palermo

Teatro di Verdura

A summer-only program of mostly opera and popular music (including prolific national and international acts) in the lovely gardens of the Villa Castelnuovo, about 6km north of the city centre. Adding to the whimsy i…
Performing Arts in Palermo

Teatro Politeama Garibaldi

This grandiose theatre is a popular venue for opera, ballet and classical music, staging afternoon and evening concerts. It's home to Palermo's symphony orchestra, the Orchestra Sinfonica Siciliana (www.orchestrasin…
Theatre in Palermo

Teatro dei Pupi di Mimmo Cuticchio

This puppet theatre is a charming low-tech choice for children (and the child within), staging traditional, one-hour shows using exquisitely handcrafted pupi (puppets). See the website for upcoming performances (cli…
Performing Arts in Palermo

Cantieri Culturali alla Zisa

Industrial architecture collides with culture at Cantieri Culturali alla Zisa, a contemporary and experimental arts venue with occasional exhibitions and live performances.