Vigilanti Theater

The Vigilanti Theatre is located in the old town of Portoferraio, in Gramsci Square, only a short walk from Napoleon's Villa dei Mulini. Today the theatre hosts many important theatrical shows with a rich program.

These days, the Vigilanti Theatre looks like a small wonderful treasure in the historical and cultural scene of the whole island and hosts many famous artists and academics. It was wisely renovated at the end of 2000 and regained its original beauty and decor.

After having been abandoned in the 80's, it got renovated and is today stage for many important theatrical shows such as the international Elba European Music Festival directed by masters Yuri Bashmet e George Edelman. The festival takes place each year since 1997  between the end of August and the beginning of September.

Info about the theatre and opening timetable


Open to 30 March at 4 November

10:00 a.m - 12:30 p.m - 14.30 - 18:40
For info and booking: phone (+39) 0565.914121



Entrance fees per visit ti Theatre

Ticket:€ 7,00 full price- € 5,00 reduction

Combined ticket: full price (including visit to the Archaeological Civic Museum, Vigilanti Theatre).


Antonio Gramsci Square in Portoferraio

Data of the Theatre

Property: municipality of Portoferraio
Number of places:230
Proscenium width: 6.00 m
Stage width: minimum 7,90 m; maximum 10,50 m
Stage depth: minimum 4.25 m; 6.60 m maximum
Timber frame height: 9.90 m
Electric charge:42 kw
Hole for orchestra: no
Dressing room:5
Unloading material: there are two options; side entrance, distance from the camion 10 m; foyer entrance and Parterre, distance from the camion none. The camion must not overcome 12 m and has to have a transit permit; for greater sizes it requires transfer.

Napoleon and the Vigilanti Theater

Napoleon and the Vigilanti Theater

The Elba Island's Theatre wanted by Napoleon was inaugurated on January 24 in 1815.

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