Teatro Farnese

Teatro Farnese in Parma

Teatro Farnese is a Baroque-style theatre in Parma, Italy.[1] It was built in 1618 by Giovanni Battista Aleotti. The theatre was almost destroyed by an Allied air raid during World War II (1944). It was rebuilt and reopened in 1962.

Some claim this as the first permanent proscenium theatre (that is, a theatre in which the audience views the action through a single frame, which is known as the "proscenium arch").[2][3]



  1. Landriani, Paolo (1830). Dottore Giulio Ferrario, ed. Storia e Descrizione de' Principali Teatri Antichi e Moderni. Tipografia del Dottor Giulio Ferrario, Contrada del Bocchetto N. 2465. pp. 142–150.
  2. King, p. 550
  3. Kuritz, p. 167

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Coordinates: 44°48′16.5″N 10°19′32.5″E / 44.804583°N 10.325694°E / 44.804583; 10.325694

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