Together with music concerts, another typical summer activity are outdoor theatre performances, combining the beauty and the artistic value of the performances with the suggestion offered by locations rich of story and culture.
But is an old Greek or Roman theatre accessible? The answer is yes, luckily! All “classic” appointments for the aficionados in Italy are fully accessible to people with motoric disabilities as well. As always, you simply have to get informed and send well in advance the documents needed.
Here you have some examples.
- The Istituto Nazionale del Dramma Antico (National Ancient Drama Institute, ndt) yearly organizes, in the evocative setting of the Greek theatre in Syracuse performances of the most important tragedies in the big Greek tradition. This year, the programme includes Euripides’ “Alcesti”, Sophocle’s “Elettra” and Seneca’s “Fedra”. The Greek theatre is, now, accessible to motoric disabled people, who can attend the performances for free, together with a companion, presenting the documents certifying their disability. For more info, you can contact the Fondazione INDA Onlus calling 0931/487211 or sending an e-mail to email@example.com, or using their official profiles on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Instagram.
- Climbing up the peninsula, also the Festival dei Due Mondi (Two Worlds Festival, ndt), the traditional appointment taking place in Spoleto between June and July, is open to disabled people, families with children and over 65. For all these groups, there are dedicated facilitations and discounts on the ticket cost: for children who are less than 5 years old and not-walking disabled people, the entrance is free (for the disabled person’ companion, the ticket has a facilitated fare, that can be bought calling the festival call center); for children who are less than 13 years old there’s the offer “Invita un adulto a teatro” (“Invite an adult to the theatre”, ndt), allowing both the child and the “invited” adult to attend the performances paying just 11 € in total; from 14 to 30 years old, you can benefit from a 50% discount on all the shows (subject to reserved tickets availability); for over 65 spectators, instead, the reduction is 20%. To benefit from these reduced fares, you must buy the tickets through the festival call center (calling 0743/776644 or sending an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org) or at the ticket offices available in Spoleto.
- Would you like to attend a show in the wonderful setting of the Verona Arena? Also, in this case, you simply have to call the ticket office at 045/596517 or send an e-mail to email@example.com. The disabled people and their companions will benefit from a reduced fare and accessible seats (in the parterre area for spectators using wheelchairs, in other suitable areas, according to the availability, for spectators with other motoric issues). Moreover, the 4th and 18th gates allow accessing the theatre avoiding architectonical barriers (the 18th gate has a metal ramp too).
What are you waiting for? Let’s go and reserve your seat for your favourite show!