The Stabile Theatre

Nominated as the “Historic regional theatre” in 2014, it is considered as one of the main sights of artistic excellence in the region.

The construction started in 1856, and it was officially opened on the 26th of January 1881, on the occasion of the arrival of King Umberto I and Queen Margherita of Savoy in Potenza.

Located in a very central position in Piazza Francesco Mario Pagano, the theatre is named after local musician Francesco Stabile. Its structure, decorations and design boast features very similar to those of the San Carlo Theatre in Naples. The stalls, three levels of boxes and the gallery surround the orchestra and the stage. Its small size makes it a one-ofa-kind gem. During the year it hosts cultural events of great prestige.