Notti Romane at Teatro Marcello — Photo courtesy of PhilosofiaWhen things heat up in Rome, the fun moves outdoors. If you're looking for a unique way to spend an evening al fresco during your Roman Holiday, make sure to check out the evening performances at Teatro Marcello in Centro Storico.
Every summer through October, this marvelous monumental archaeological site hosts a series of concerts, poetry readings and other performances outside in the very place where sacred religious rituals and scenic games were once held 20 centuries ago.
Evening Concerts at the Teatro Marcello — Photo courtesy of teldridge+keldridgeThe Teatro Marcello (Theatre of Marcellus) is an open-air theatre not far from the Jewish Ghetto, where Romans once watched theatrical performances and concerts. The theatre's construction was finished by 13 BC and was named after the Emperor Augustus' nephew, Marcus Marcellus who died just 5 years before its completion. Its shape resembles somewhat the shape of the Colosseum and the Theatre of Verona. Upon its completion it could hold up to 11,000 spectators.
Today, the Teatro Marcello holds spectacular evening performances called 'Notti Romane al Teatro Marcello' (Roman Nights at the Theatre of Marcellus) in the summer such as dance, classical and other concerts. Music ranges from classical, jazz and movie soundtracks to Irish, Brazilian and Spanish music. Tickets cost €21 which includes the concert and entrance to the archaeological park. For more information on the lineup and the concert schedule check out www.tempietto.it where tickets can also be purchased online.