International Student Theatre Festival

The International Theatre Institute (ITI) and the Piccolo Teatro di Milano organise the international Festival which takes place every two years and which involves theatrical schools and the productive activities of theatrical groups belonging to the most important Universities. The participants to the festival are invited to work on the theme The Stage is our Home / Between the Curtain and the Footlights we find a Home.
The period coincides with the conclusion of the three-year course held by the Piccolo Teatro School of Theatre, which will be making a direct contribution to the festival programme by participating with the end-of-course show for the “Giorgio Strehler” course.

The festival will see the participation of a dozen educational institutions, originating from all of the organisational macro-regions of ITI (Europe, Asia, Africa, North America, Latin America, Australia/Oceania) which will be presenting their work to the other students and to Milanese audiences.
The schools and universities will be invited through an open call by ITI and then chosen by a board which will include the Piccolo Teatro. During the festival, the school’s rooms will be the location of workshops and masterclasses organised by the guest schools and directors.

The International Theatre Institute (ITI) was founded in 1948 by the first director general of UNESCO, Sir Julian Huxley, and the writer J.B. Priestly, in the period between the end of the Second World War and the beginning of the Cold War which saw the division of the world in East and West with the Iron Curtain.  The aim of the founders was to create an organisation inspired by the cultural and educational mission of UNESCO which dedicated its efforts to the improving of conditions for theatres and theatrical artists. An organisation which was to create platforms for international exchange and training in the educational arts, aimed both at beginners and professionals, and the commitment of the theatre to dialogue and peace. ITI is now the largest entertainment arts organisation in the world with more than 90 centres spread throughout the world.

The Piccolo Teatro and the ITI
One of the most important areas of operation set up by the ITI is the Network for Higher Education in the Performing Arts. The network brings together more than 50 theatrical training institutes from all over the world, including the Piccolo Teatro’s “Luca Ronconi” School of Theatre since 2018.

Piccolo Teatro Studio Melato
from 12 to 17 July 2020
International Student Theatre Festival
ITI/UNESCO Network for Higher Education in the Performing Arts
Network of UNESCO & lnternational Theatre lnstitute ITI with Higher Education lnstitutions
with thanks to Redfin S.p.A. for its support
and in particular to Mario Carlo Ferrario and Federica Olivares Ferrario

Admission to all of the shows in the Festival is free of charge.

Subscriptions and full-price and promotional tickets are available for purchase online
Tickets for plays for the current season can be purchased up to one hour before the beginning of scheduled performances.

Teatro Strehler box office
Largo Greppi 1, M2 Metro Station Lanza. From Mondays to Saturdays 9.45 a.m. - 6.45 p.m.; Sundays 1 p.m. - 6 p.m.
It is possible to purchase full-price or discounted tickets (for spectators under the age of 26 or over the age of 65), as well as subscriptions.
For the final hour before the beginning of a performance, the box office is available exclusively for the production that is due to begin.

Box office line +39 02 42411889
From Mondays to Saturdays, 9.45 a.m. - 6.45 p.m.; Sunday 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
It is possible to purchase full price or discounted tickets (for spectators under the age of 26 or over the age of 65) as well as subscriptions.

Automatic box office Chiostro Nina Vinchi
Via Rovello 2, M1 Metro Station Cordusio. Active during the opening hours of the Chiostro
It is possible to purchase subscriptions, as well as full-price and promotional tickets
Tickets for all productions for the current season can be purchased up to one hour before the beginning of scheduled performances.

Reservations are available exclusively for subscription holders. Reservations are valid up to one month before the chosen date: for example, if a reservation is made for a show performing on 15 March, the seats must be confirmed by 15 February. The reservation must be picked up by the deadline at the Teatro Strehler box office or via the box office line.
Unconfirmed reservations will be automatically cancelled.
It is not possible to make reservations less than one month before the chosen performance date.
Please remember that printed vouchers cannot be either substituted or refunded.
Oro subscription holders can cancel vouchers which have already been issued by and no later than 6 p.m. on the day before the date on the voucher free of charge.

Important information regarding Subscriptions
For subscription holders under the age of 26 or over the age of 65, the issuing of reduced-price subscriptions is possible exclusively on presentation of a valid form of identity at the Teatro Strehler box office.
Piccolo Teatro Subscription tickets provide for the assigning of seats according to availability for the chosen date and show.

Services for the disabled
For information on prices, seats and dedicated services click here

Dedicated email for the public

For artistic reasons, access to the auditorium is not permitted once the performance has started. You may take your seat during any intervals.
Purchased tickets cannot be cancelled or substituted or be used for dates or times which differ from those indicated.

Groups and organisations
For information on tickets and subscriptions for groups and organisations, and afternoon performances for schools and educational shows, please contact the Ufficio Promozione Pubblico e Proposte Culturali.
Tel. 02.72.333.216