• Gianluca Nicastro


Not to be missed.

Set on a stage like no other, under the sky in the warmth of the once ancient capital of Greece, every year in late spring/early summer (May /June), under the auspices of the National Institute of Ancient Drama, a series of classical performances (in Italian) take place in the magnificent open air Greek Theatre in Syracuse, which attracts theatre lovers from all over Italy and beyond. Sicily was called Magna Graecia “Greater Greece” for the many Hellenic city - states that one colonised the island.

Greek Theatre Siracusa, Summer Performances

Boasting one of the finest venues for open air theatre in the world, the idea of staging the ancient Greek texts on the stage of the Greek theater in Syracuse, the very stage for which several were actually created, came in 1914. The performances were so well received that they continued to be revived every other year since then, and in 2000 the frequency increased to every year.   Since 1929, works created for Syracuse’s Greek Theatre began to appear on the stages of Greek and Roman theaters all over Italy (Segesta, Palazzolo Acreide, Taormina, Tindari, Pompeii, Benevento, Gubbio, Fiesole , Luni, Trieste, to name a few).

The 2019 seasons performances are:


Euripides | Euripides Translation: Walter Lapini Direction: Davide Livermore

READ MORE: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Helen_(play)


Euripides | Euripides Translation: Alessandro Grilli Direction: Muriel Mayette

READ MORE: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Trojan_Women


Aristophanes | Aristophanes Translation: Giulio Guido Rizzi Direction: Tullio Solenghi

READ MORE: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lysistrata

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Greek Theatre Season 2019 - Syracuse, Sicily

Summer Arts Special - Greek Theatre Offer

Antico Hotel Roma 1880 and Algilà Ortigia Charme Hotel, Siracusa:

If you stay for at least three nights, you’ll receive a 10% discount during the season of the Greek plays in the Greek Theatre in historical Syracuse.

Check out the web for your hotel and 10% offer details https://www.algila.it/index/