THE CUCINELLI THEATRE
The Brunello Cucinelli theatre building is the central monument of the Forum of the Arts, built at the behest of the patron Brunello Cucinelli. The forum consists of a Philosophers Garden, including the Hippodrome, Gymnasium and Academy. Its design was inspired by the Farnese theatres in Parma and Sabbioneta.
The Brunello Cucinelli Theatre measures 38 by 13 metres, and it is 10 metres high to the eaves. The exterior is made in the filaretto style from local stone, with a hipped roof covering with shingles and tiles. The interior is divided between the sequence of the Stage and Gallery. The entrance to the interior is through a curved Ionic portico and colonnade, and you reach the circular stalls from a flight of steps via a short tunnel under the gallery. The roof trusses are exposed, and a graduated system of soundproof materials ensures the best acoustics.
The Brunello Cucinelli Theatre can accommodate 200 guests, including in the stands of the auditorium below the gallery. The stage is 12 metres wide and 8 metres deep, with a proscenium of 7 metres. The system of hatches throughout almost the entire surface and the stage machinery allow for great flexibility and adaptability to different stage requirements.