- CULTURE DEPARTMENT
- PLACES OF CULTURE
The Silvano Toti Globe Theatre is the Elizabethan theatre of Rome, located in the heart of the 'Parco dei Musei' in Villa Borghese. It was born through the insight of Gigi Proietti, the generosity of the Silvano Toti Foundation and the commitment of the Roma Capitale. The theatre emulates the original Globe Theatre's design a "Large 'O' built in wood" whose purpose it is to provide a space for the creativity and imagination of Italian and foreign students from the multipurpose angle. It is however intended to be the stage as well for Elizabethan performances enhancing its essential quality and architectural design.
The unusual circular plan has a large rectangular stage and is covered by roofing supported by two columns calling for nude scenes against the background of a fascinating large park to better create a cathartic relationship with the performances.
The Silvano Toti Globe Theatre was designed on the basis of the London Theatre that opened its doors in London in 1959. Just like the Elizabethan one, the Globe Theatre on Rome was built of wood, coming from controlled forests hence where trees were planted again. The roofing is covered with copper battens as required by the guide-lines in its planning and design.
In the heart of a villa, well loved and frequented by citizens of all ages, the theatre under Gigi Proietti's art direction combines experiments and tradition aimed at meeting the requirements of various types of public according to their diverse age groups and education. They are offered events that are both open-minded and cultured in the most popular sense of the term.
1,250 seats (stalls and three tiers of galleries)
Inauguration: the 13th of October on the occasion of the festivities for the Villa Borghese Centenary