Teatro Malibran

Teatro Malibran

Cannaregio 5873
30121 Venezia VE

The theatre of San Giovanni Grisostomo was built in only four months at the end of 1677 on the site, which was once the home of Marco Polo, proven by the nearby toponym of the Court of Milion. The architects of this initiative were the Grimani brothers of Santa Maria Formosa who carried out an intense entrepreneurial activity in the theatrical field. The theatre of S. Giovanni Grisostomo (the original name comes from the homonymous parish nearby), conceived to be the most important of Venice and destined for lyrical events, was built in only four months. Despite there being 18 theatres in Venice at the end of the 17th century, this immediately won first place in the hearts of the Venetian public being "the biggest, most beautiful and richest of the city" (J.C. de Cramailles, 1683).

The theatre was renovated many times and the radical renovation of 1919, gave us the theatre, as we know it today. This, in fact, has remained incorporated in the structure of the surrounding buildings, and despite some modest street and demolition work conceived to allow access to it, it has remained isolated (as all old Venetian theatres), without according anything to the needs of self-representation of the middle class, which are typical of the theatres of other Italian and European cities. Since 1835 the theatre had taken the name of the Malibran theatre, from the name of the famous singer who had sung the Sonnambula there. The Malibran theatre was officially inaugurated on May 23rd 2001, on completion of the restoration work.


Phone:+39 041 9651975
E-mail: info@teatrolafenice.org


Tronchetto - line 2
direction Rialto, San Marco and the Lido

from Piazzale Roma and the Station of 'Santa Lucia'- train line 1 or line 2
direction Rialto, San Marco and the Lido

if you're on the line 1, get off at Rialto; Sant'Angelo, San Samuele or San Marco (Vallaresso) s
and six on the line 2, get off at Rialto or San Marco (Vallaresso)
for further specifications please visit: ACTV

Airport 'Marco Polo' Venice - Alilaguna public service
if you're on the 'Orange Line', get off at Rialto
if you're on the 'blue line', get off at San Marco (Vallaresso)
for further specifications please visit: ALILAGUNA


There are two different types of revenue:
- The entry of artists with concierge service, reserved for the employees and to the artists themselves;
- The main entrance from which the paying public have access, the tourists who carry out guided visits, those who intend to buy tickets for the shows.

Access for the disabled

The theater is accessible in accordance with legislation.
The entrance is secured by a lift, on the ground floor along Calle de la Fenice. We recommend to call the number +39 041 786511: personnel will be alerted and will accompany you inside the theater.