Teatro Politeama (Viareggio)

Via Petrolini (Viareggio)

Politeama Theatre is a theatre located in Viareggio.
The Politeama of Viareggio was born as theatre, as the Alhambra, in 1869, and is a wooden building-at the beginning rather precarious, but then rebuilt and strengthened-and from Viareggio, passionate game of nicknames, was immediately dubbed the Trojan horse.
At the beginning of the last century, after a change of ownership and following the comments of a specific technical Committee, the structure was demolished and rebuilt, in wood, thereby maintaining the nickname, but changing the official name in New Politeama. The inauguration took place on 2 August 1902 with How the leaves by Giuseppe Giacosa staged by the Ermete Novelli.
In 1918 it became the management company and later the playwright Shows Anonymous Enrico Pea became Managing Director and Director of Politeama: in the theatre next to the pier were thus represented works of Pea, and works of Giacomo Puccini. The venue, despite more makeover projects ever made (1925, architect e. Pantaleon; 1930, architect a. Belluomini) remained the Trojan horse until the outbreak of war.
Hit by a bomb and destroyed, it was rebuilt in 1947, this time made of reinforced concrete. With a last speech in the summer of 2000, the Club was further remodeled and armchairs, and the lights in the Hall were adapted to suit the new technical and aesthetic standards.
In addition to hosting the theatrical season programmed by the municipality of Viareggio, the Politeama is a comfortable cinema.



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