Naples Theater 2018 Festival: over 160 shows international artists including dance, music and acting

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The Napoli Teatro Festival 2018 arrives: Italian and international companies will perform in 160 performances between dance, acting and music!

At the Teatrino di Corte of Palazzo Reale, a press conference was held to present the Naples Theater Festival 2018. The appointment with the eleventh edition of the event, this year richer than ever, is from 8 June to 10 July.

At the kermesse they will participate great Italian and foreign artists, for a total of well 85 companies that will bring staged 160 shows. To host the performances will not be just Neapolitan locations: they will frame various performances also there Palace of Caserta, the Cathedral of Amalfi and that of Salerno.

They will be proposed to the public 11 sections: among these, in addition to national and international ones, stand out dance, workshops, music, cinema and literature. On the stage there will be, among others, Alessandro Preziosi, Luca Zingeretti, Silvio Orlando, while the Foja and Enzo Gragnaniello will perform in concert.

With its action, this year the festival also supports the Pascale Foundation. To encourage participation and do not exclude anyone, it was decided to propose tickets at popular prices and further benefits for the weaker social groups.

Program and sections


The international section welcomes 9 productions that touch on very different topics. Contributions also include those from France, Germany and Russia: on stage unpublished and classic works by William Shakespeare - “Périclès, Prince de Tyr” - and Mikhaïl Baryshnikov.


In the Italian section, Lina Sastri will try her hand in “Medea per me” and we will see Silvio Orlando in “Si nota all'brunire” by Lucia Calamaro. The Shakespeare project by Lino Musella "Whi i the king?" Will also be presented.


8 performance for dance enthusiasts, with companies from Argentina, Italy, Belgium, Lebanon, England, Tunisia and France. The shows will be held at the Diana Theater, at the Amalfi and Salerno Dome and at the Royal Palace of Caserta.

Our Labs

The workshops aim to strengthen the relationship between teachers and budding talents. The meetings on the performing arts will be 14, reserved for 600 actors under 35 who will have the opportunity to grow up with great artists in the sector.


Among the debuts of the section stand out the "Song of the excluded" for Alda Merini, with Alessio Boni and Marcello Prayer, "Moby Dick" interpreted by Alessandro Preziosi, "The Song of Songs and other stories" by and with Luca Zingaretti.


Numerous concerts are scheduled, with local and foreign artists. We will listen to the notes of Leona Peleskova, gods Foja, by Enzo Gragnaniello and Solis String Quartet, but also by Andrea Bonioli Quartet and Javier Girotto and Raffaello Converso.


It will be possible to attend the works made by the young students of the theater schools of the region and directed by Silvio Peroni, Fabio Pisano, Giovanni Meola, Francesca Muoio, Adriana Follieri, Carmine Borrino and Tommaso Tuzzoli.

Special projects

In the special projects there will be something for all tastes: from the Napoli Strit Festival, meeting of street artists in the historic center, to the Art and Civilization Market in Santa Fede Liberata, a 12-hour marathon on contemporary theater curated by Davide Sacco.


The Sannazaro Theater in Naples welcomes Sportopera, curated by Claudio di Palma: the protagonist will be the theme of the agòne. On the program exhibitions, shows, screenings, meetings and stories.

Italian Literature

This section is symbolically entitled "Here". In the wonderful location of Villa Pignatelli on the Riviera di Chiaia, Silvio Perrella organizes the festival which also sees the participation of Peppe Barra.


Ten evenings are scheduled for the cinema section. The Royal Palace hosts in its evocative spaces the appointments dedicated, in this edition, to the unforgettable Vittorio De Sica.


In addition to performances, videos and installations, there are eight exhibitions dedicated to great personalities such as Tomasi di Lampedusa, Tina Pica, Patroni Griffi and Mario Martone.

To know the complete program of events, continuously updated, you can consult the official website of the Naples Theater Festival.

Information on the Naples Theater Festival 2018

When: 8 from June to July 10 2018

Where: various locations in Naples and the other provinces of Campania


  • Adults: € 8
  • Reduced under 30 and over 65: € 5 (there is no reduction for the show L'amant scheduled at the Teatro di San Carlo)
  • Free: disabled with a companion and pensioners with social allowance
  • Sections Sportopera, Literature: € 5 (the ticket gives access to all the appointments of the day, except for the performances of the 24 June, sold separately).
  • Together with the theater: two tickets at the price of one for the holders of the cards partners listed on the site

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