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Teatro dell'Arca, Carcere di Genova Marassi

Piazzale Marassi, Genova

The establishment of Teatro dell’ Arca is a unique event in the history of European prisons and culture;  a unique event at a national level as it is a proper theatre seating 200 people with a perfectly equipped stage, "born" inside the walls of the prison. A theatre not borrowed from existing spaces, but designed and built as an independent unit, specifically aimed at opening itself to inmates inside the walls and as a real city theatre outside them. Set up in large part thanks to support from Compagnia di San Paolo, the theatre is a great achievement for the Prison Administration and for the Onlus Association Teatro Necessario which over ten years has involved more than 200 inmates, and staged 9 shows that have been seen in main city theatres by over 25,000 spectators.

Compagnia di San Paolo has supported the activities of Associazione Teatro Necessario, which works inside the Marassi prison in Genoa, since its establishment, supplying allocations of over € 300,000.

Intervention Area: Politiche sociali


€ 300,000

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