Teatro Akropolis


The retractable bleachers make it possible to free up a large area of the hall, which can be used both for theater laboratory activities and for extra-theatrical uses.Their configuration can be varied easily ...
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... by bringing the rows of seats closer to the stage, the front of which ...
... is a sort of black wall with a trapezoidal plan formed by a Traveller curtain and two inclined wings made of COS - Oscurante cloth.It is worth mentioning the solution that incorporates the proscenium ...
... inside the curtain, which manual opening system was created with a TRX track.The stands are fully deployed here in the configuration that allows the use of all the 194 seats.The black Scenographic quadrature ...
... is also made of COS - Oscurante molton, the only fabric used for stage and hall equipment.All the 34 parts that compose it were prepared with flat making.The quadrature was hung spartanly on Top battens made of raw aluminum.
The stage can be used, as well as for theatrical performances ...
... also for video projection.A 5LC - Professional C motorized screen with PBO - Bianco Ottico surface can be promptly opened ...
... and can accommodate projections in 4:3 and 16:9 aspect ratios over its 5 m width.
The Teatro Akropolis is located in the industrial outskirts of Genoa, just above the Cornigliano steelworks, inside a building that also houses a school and a gym.
Its layout was redesigned in 2021 by the artistic direction of the company that founded it in 2001.
From a practically empty box a modern and essential theater environment, which is usable with various configurations, has been created.
It is a stylistically very interesting example of how to equip a space that is not very suitable for theatrical use with a surprisingly small budget, if compared to the result.
Space design
Clemente Tafuri
Modular grandstand project
Dino Serra

Materials used in this production

1T - TRX

Track systems

5LC - Professional C

Motorized roll-up screens

8LCA - Cantinella

Bars for stagecraft

COS - Oscurante

Duvetyne and blackout fabrics

Flat making

Fabric: tailoring types

Stage maskings

Acoustic curtains

Traveller curtains

Typology of curtain


Bars for stagecraft

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