The VERTIGO theatre group has recently moved to brand new premises in Via del Pallone, still in the heart of Livorno's Venezia district. It is run by actors and teachers Marco Conte and Mariana Kellond. Besides its varied programme of theatrical events, it also offers courses in singing, acting, and improvisation, including a course in English.
Originally one of Livorno's largest cinemas which opened in 1952 in a prime location on Via Grande, in 2012 a large part of La Gran Guardia was turned into a retail store, while a new down-sized, two-screen cinema was reopened in the rear part of the building with entrance in Via del Giglio. Each small cinema has a capacity of around 150. Every 2nd Wednesday in the month, all screenings 2 euros.
Founded in 1957 as part of the Palazzo del Portuale building opposite the old port, the Cinema Quattro Mori is the only wholly surviving independent cinema in the centre of Livorno. It is the city's largest cinema, with a capacity of over 650, and is also home to the Amici del Cinema film club. It also hosts occasional theatrical events. Every 2nd Wednesday in the month, all screenings 2 euros.
From July to early September the film programme transfers to the open air cinema in Villa Fabbricotti.
occasional independent film programmes
Address: Via del Platano 6, Livorno
Telephone: +(39) 0586 890093
2-screen cinema in city centre
Address: Via del Giglio, Livorno
Telephone: +(39) 0586 899750
family film screenings, small independent cinema
Address: Viale del Risorgimento 87, Livorno
Telephone: +(39) 0586 857703
the largest cinema in Livorno
Address: Via Pietro Tacca, Livorno
Telephone: +(39) 0586 896440
venue for jazz, theatre and cultural events
Address: Via G.M. Terreni 5, Livorno
Telephone: +(39) 0586 820572
classical concerts, popular music, theatre
Address: Via C. Goldoni 51, Livorno
Telephone: +(39) 0586 204211
3rd April 2011 A friend told me about this little theatre, hidden away in the Villa Mimbelli park, so I went to have a look.
Looking very sad and abandoned, roughly boarded up, the theatre lies away from the main Villa, in a quiet spot in the park. It was built in the 19th century and seems to have been in disuse for quite some time.