The Auditorium

Giovan Battista Filippo Basile1875-01-12/1897-05-16

Massimo Theatre Foundation

Massimo Theatre Foundation
Palermo, Italy

Golden stuccoes, wooden decorations, velvet and glass: the auditiorium hosts up to up to 1.300 people in its stalls,142 boxes and gallery. Acoustically perfect, the horseshoe-shaped auditorium is dominated by the so-called “Symbolic wheel” that forms its ceiling. The wheel resembles a wide flower with eleven petals. Each of them is part of the original cooling system of the theatre, as they can be opened to let the hot air flow out.


  • Title: The Auditorium
  • Creator: Giovan Battista Filippo Basile
  • Date Created: 1875-01-12/1897-05-16
  • Location: Piazza Verdi - Palermo, Italy
  • Photographer: Rosellina Garbo

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