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Teatro Politeama Greco

The Politeama Greco Theatre is one of the biggest and oldest of Apulia. In 1882, Donato Greco asked the Lecce Municipality the authorization to build a theatre in Largo S. Martino according to the plan of the engineer Enrico De Cataldis, with a 600 seats stall, 80 boxes, gallery and circle. The theatre, entitled to The Prince of Naples, was inaugurated on 15 November 1884. In 1913, following massive restoration works, the wooden structures were replaced by stone ones and the name became Politeama Donato Greco. Among the artists who became famous in this new cultural context, Tito Schipa is worthy of mention, namely the art director of Politeama in the early ‘20s. As well as a cinema, the building is used for the Opera Season and Symphonic Season of the Lecce Province.

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Address: Via XXV Luglio, 30 - 73100
Municipality: Lecce
Province: Lecce
Phone: (+39) 0832241468 - (+39)0832398151

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Open all day: Yes  
Open 7/24: No  

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Notes: The ticket office of the Politeama Theatre is in via XXV Luglio (Tel 0832.241468). For further information, please call 0832.242000 or send an e-mail to For dance shows, information and pre-sale at Compagnia D, via Catalano, 4 – 73100 Lecce, or by phone/fax 0832.217000 – 329.94.79.413. The website is also available for further information or you can email to The ticket office of the Politeama Theatre opens on show days.
Opening Period: Door 8:30 p.m.; Curtain 9:00 p.m. The ticket office of the Politeama Theatre also opens during show days from 10:00 a.m. to 12:30 a.m. and from 5:00 p.m. to the beginning of the show.
Entrance: Payment

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The prose season 2006-2007 of the Politeama Greco Theatre in Lecce, organized by the Public Apulian Theatre in collaboration with the Cantieri Teatrali Koreja, features 10 prose shows and 5 dance ones.

Sources: Teatro Politeama greco e Teatro Pubblico Pugliese
Updated on: 23/10/2008