Clarion Collection Hotel Astoria Genova
Piazza Brignole, 4
Phone: (39) 010 873316
Fax: (39) 010 8317326
Founded in 1951, the Genoese Theater is considered to be one of the most important public theaters in Italy. Directed since 1955 by Ivo Chiesa, it often hosts key national and international events. Its institutional headquarters are in the Corte Theater, which was updated in the spring of 1991. The theater seats 1,040, and also has offices, rehearsal rooms, a library, meeting places, and more. This prose theater can only be rivaled by a couple of places in Italy, as it has wonderful dimensions, technology and a great structure.
Cinema Olimpia is ideal for movie buffs who want to catch the latest blockbuster movies. The comfortable seats and the high-end surround sound system make the whole experience a pleasurable one. Call them to know more about the upcoming screenings.
Crippa is almost an institution in Genoa as a bar, café, and ice-cream and pastry shop, but year by year the customer base become less and less young, by consequence the owner decided to renovate a bit, in order to make the place more suitable for youth. So the new Crippa began its transformation with the addition of karaoke, in the lower room, followed by various sorts of live music performances. A successful event which is periodically scheduled is called Palco Aperto (Open Stage): after the scheduled band plays, the stage remains at the disposal of whoever wants to take a stab at karaoke, accompanied by real musical instruments. Entrance is free and a combination of pizza and drink costs only EUR10.
The Teatro Politeama of Genoa is one of the city's finest theaters for musicals, comedies, concerts and much more. Big-production West End and Broadway musicals are performed here while on tour, like Hair and A Chorus Line, as well as concerts by leading Italian artists, such as Laura Pausini. There are events for the whole family to enjoy at the Teatro Politeama, located in the heart of the city.
Named for the famed Italian actress Eleonora Duse (1858-1924), the Teatro Duse is adjacent to the Teatro del Corte and is one of the city's premier venues for tours of plays. Many of the productions are of modern or classic plays by various international playwrights. Check out their website for a complete list of upcoming theater and music events.
Giovine Orchestra Genovese is an institution in itself that has been entertaining the people of Genoa since 1912. Over the decades, its central hall has witnessed concerts ranging from traditional, folk, jazz and world music. With illustrious international artistes such as Pandit Ravi Shankar and Bruce Springsteen performing here in the past, once can expect a consistently interesting lineup at all times. Check website for more details on upcoming events.
CELSO Instituto Di Studi Orientali has helped in the dissemination of Oriental cultures in Genoa. Frequently organizing movies, concerts, plays, conferences, dialogs, documentaries and exhibitions, this center has a choc-a-bloc repertoire that understandably attracts a diverse set of audiences. Artists from the literary, performing and visual arts are regularly invited from India, Burma, Palestine, Taiwan, Iraq, Nepal and other countries from the Orient. Language classes and workshops are also organized for those interested. Check website for more details.
Genoa's Teatro Della Gioventù boasts a diverse repertoire of theatrical performances all year round, and brings down some of the most talented troupes from across Italy. Divided into 2 rooms, Gilberto Govi and John Barabino, numerous Italian plays, musicals and comedies that have been appreciated by audiences and critics are held here. The air conditioned foyer which accommodates 300 can be rented for conferences and private events. Check website for more details.
Built in 1956 as an experimental opera house and cultural center, it has had a history of promoting emerging talents. In 2003, it was recognized by the state as a historical landmark.
Named after one of Italy's most famous poets, the Eugenio Montale Auditorium is a part of Teatro Carlo Felice, Genoa's principle opera house and among the most noted venues in all of Italy. The theater has a smaller stage and seats only 200 people, hosting a variety of musical concerts from opera to jazz, and also serves as a convention, round table and teaching space. The auditorium has a large, separate foyer which also hosts events and festivals.
The theme of this place is Brazil and it offers live music and Brazilian shows every night, as well as traditional meat dishes, fruit, desserts and drinks which are all typically Brazilian. This is a perfect place to go for a birthday party or a hen or stag night. There is a colorful, lively atmosphere here, which is further enriched by dancing and fun shows. There are more than twenty kinds of hors d'oeuvres on offer here as well as fifteen types of meat dishes, and hot dishes, desserts and fruit served in Brazilian style.
Old and modern mix well together in the Carignano Theater, which offers a happy combination, uniting an intense program of works in Genoan dialect, with a continuous offering of English language films in their original version. There are five shows in April and May, with companies from all over Liguria.