The Obihall Theatre
The Obihall Theater (called Saschall until 2011) inaugurated its first season as “Teatro Tenda” in 1978. An empty, open territory on the right side of the Arno river became the location for an old green and yellow circus tent that from that season on would no longer host acrobats and exotic animals for its circus but would welcome actors and musicians. That’s how the magic and brief period of the “season of the tents” began, with circus tents located in all main Italian cities which seemed to finally resolve the lack of venues dedicated to entertainment.
‘Tents’ represented an alternative to the classic theater space which, in spite of its commodities, seemed much too rigid for the social and politic atmosphere of the time).
From January 12, 2004, the Municipal Administration of Florence, renamed the street where the Theater is located in Fabrizio De André. A non-random spot, considering that it was here that the live record-breaking with Pfm was recorded on January 13 and 14, 1979. Distances from major points of interest are Piazza Santa Croce, Piazzale Michelangelo (5 minutes by foot), Uffizi and Ponte Vecchio (10 minutes by foot). It hosts all kinds of shows like musical, theatrical, television, fair, religious and political convention. To date, more than two million people have come to terms with their multifaceted work. In this space converge very different publics, realizing a social representation that we can really define completely.
How To Reach Obihall Theatre
Obihall Theatre is located in Via Fabrizio de Andrè Florence.
BY BUS The place can be reached by bus including ATAF Bus 14 from the main railway station and other stops. Your bus ticket is good for 90 minutes. The stop of Obihall Theatre is Varlungo 01. Average Daytime Running Rate: 7 '
BY CAR FROM Rome A1 (highway) and Milano/Pisa/Bologna (A1 / A11)
1) The recommended exit of the A1 is Firenze Sud. After the toll booth, you reach the whole long way to Florence.
2) After crossing the Varlungo bridge over the Arno, turn left at the traffic light.
3) After 300 meters you will find the Theater on the left, opposite the Rai headquarters.
Participants arriving on Frecciarossa/Frecciargento or Italo high speed trains from Milan, Rome and Venice, at Florence's main station (Santa Maria Novella), can reach the location by taxis available in front of the main entrance (Piazza Stazione). Bus 14 reach Pagliere in 25 minutes.
BY TAXI There are two taxi companies active in the city: Radio Taxi Cotafi whose switchboard is 0554390 Radio Taxi Socota whose switchboard is 0554242 The ride from Santa Maria Novella Station to OBIHALL costs about 15.00 euros - from Campo Marte Station to OBIHALL about 10.00 euros, plus 1.96 euros for the call.
In The Heart of Florence
The birthplace of the Renaissance, Florence (Firenze) is possibly the most beautifully preserved and artistically rich city in the world. Here, artistic treasures and architectural masterpieces of the past blend with ancient streets lined with elegant boutiques, peaceful parks, streetside cafes. Set in a valley on the banks of the Arno, surrounded by olive groves and vineyards, Florence is one of the best-known and best-loved cities of the world. Striking buildings, treasure-filled galleries and ancient churches attest to the nature of the Florentines to proudly display their riches for all to enjoy. With the historical UNESCO heritage part of the city largely contained in a small area, many of the places to visit can be reached easily on foot where pedestrians often mingle between the popular mopeds dashing through the city streets.