Auditorium Manzoni was built in 1933 as a movie theatre. A Liberty building, set in the heart of the historical centre of Bologna, very close to Piazza Maggiore, and built in a pure and elegant art nouveau style.
Following the 2003 renovation, the Theatre became a prestigious Auditorium, with a total capacity of 1234 seats. The Theatre is open 12 months a year.
The Auditorium became the first and main point of reference for the performing arts in Bologna, thanks to its important season that brings international artists and events in the city, from october to june.
Auditorium Manzoni creates its own season and, at the same time, it hosts several external seasons, melting classical music, ethnic, jazz, contemporary music and dance. All seasons are conceived with the aim to draw up different audiences, going beyond barriers among musical and artistic genres: pop, classical music, modern music.
The Auditorium wants to become a meeting point for all musical genres and arts, always keeping an eye on the outstanding quality of performances.