Duration: The play is currently in production

For the traditional Chirstmas appointment, the Carlo Colla & Figli Company is presenting a new play: Pinocchio, based on The adventures of Pinocchio by Carlo Collodi, a masterpiece of children’s literature, a novel about growing up as well as a fairy tale.
The version “for puppets”, the result of an idea by Eugenio Monti Colla, has a brand new script and originally-composed music, as well as puppets, sets, costumes and equipment created by the Company’s own internal artisan workshops. In all there will be 150 characters on stage.

“The Carlo Colla & Figli Company’s puppets - a director’s note reads - which have already featured in the television adaptation directed by Luigi Comencini, are now performing The adventures of Pinocchio, rightfully respecting the novel but also with a certain critical aspect, the ability to create illusions and a world of enchantment which will once again astound audiences of all ages”. The wooden actors, in different shapes and sizes, their gestures and the evocative strength they carry, aided by the historical voices that have for years been giving a voice to these little characters and the music that often provides the setting, will seek to lead the audience into a kind of popular ballad that is gentle but has, at times, a bitter edge to it, bringing forth the poetic aspects of the novel and creating a story that blends fantasy and traditional wisdom”.

Piccolo Teatro Grassi
from 29 December 2020 to 10 January 2021
a tale based on the novel “The adventures of Pinocchio” by Carlo Collodi
abridged and adapted for puppets from notes by Eugenio Monti Colla
original score Danilo Lorenzini
sculptures, sets and lighting Franco Citterio
costumes Cecilia Di Marco and Maria Grazia Citterio made by the Company tailoring department
 Franco Citterio, Maria Grazia Citterio, Piero Corbella, Camillo Cosulich, Debora Coviello, Carlo Decio, Cecilia Di Marco, Tiziano Marcolegio, Pietro Monti, Giovanni Schiavolin, Paolo Sette; apprentice puppeteers Veronica Lattuada, Michela Mantegazza
voices Loredana Alfieri, Marco Balbi, Roberto Carusi, Maria Grazia Citterio, Piero Corbella, Carlo Decio, Teresa Martino, Lisa Mazzotti, Riccardo Peroni, Roberto Pompili, Gianni Quillico, Franco Sangermano, Giovanni Schiavolin, Lorenzo Schiavolin, Paolo Sette
voice coordination Lisa Mazzotti
musical coordination Danilo Lorenzini and Luca Volontè
Music published by Fiando Musica
FiandoEnsemble: Riccardo Acciarino, Francesca Gelfi: clarinets; Francesco Albertini, Alfredo Altomare: bassoon; Daniele Moretto: trumpet; Luca Esposito: piano; Alessandro Giulini: accordion; Andrea Tempesta: guitar; Daniele Sozzani Desperati: conductor
technical director
 Tiziano Marcolegio
directed by Franco Citterio and Giovanni Schiavolin
Comune di Milano – Teatro Convenzionato
NEXT Laboratorio delle idee – Regione Lombardia productio

Stalls: Full price € 25
Balcony: Full price € 22

Where and when to purchase tickets
It is possible to purchase tickets for programmed performances taking place from September to December and use vouchers as payment.
No subscriptions schemes are available for the aforementioned performances.
It is possible to purchase full-price and discounted tickets online. Tickets for all productions for the current season can be purchased up to one hour before the beginning of scheduled performances. Purchased tickets are sent by email at the moment of purchase and are available on the user’s personal profile. Tickets can be purchased with credit card.

Box office line +39 02.42.411.889
From Monday to Saturday from 9.45 6.45 p.m., Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
In the event of performances on bank holidays, the service is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
It is possible to purchase full-price or discounted tickets (for under -26 and over -65).
Purchased tickets are sent by email.
Access to the auditorium with reduced-price tickets is subject to verification by the theatre personnel.
Payment can be made by credit card (with the exception of American Express).

Piccolo Teatro Strehler box office
The Teatro Strehler box office (L. go Greppi, 1 – Metro M2 station Lanza) observes the following opening hours: from Monday to Saturday 9.45 a.m. to 6.45 p.m.; Sundays 1 p.m. to 6.30 p.m.; closed on Sundays and bank holidays.
It is possible to purchase full-price or discounted tickets (for under -26 and over -65). Access to the auditorium with reduced-price tickets is subject to verification by the theatre personnel.
For the final hour before the beginning of a performance, the box office is available exclusively for the production that is due to begin.

Teatro Grassi and Teatro Studio Melato box offices
The Teatro Grassi and Teatro Studio Melato box offices are open solely on the day of performances for one hour before the beginning of the programmed performance.

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.

Safety measures for access to performances

• In order to avoid queues and crowing, spectators are invited to arrive at the place of performance in good time.

• It is possible to access the auditorium by showing your ticket directly from your smartphone.

• Spectators with a body temperature equal to or higher than 37.5°C will not be allowed access to the performance and will have the right to a refund for their ticket. The personnel at the entrance will have dedicated thermal scanners for measuring temperature.

• All spectators must wear face masks (general regulations apply for children) and sanitise their hands via the dedicated dispensers. Spectators without masks can ask for one at the entrance.

• The seating in the auditorium respects current distancing regulations.

For information on tickets and the use of vouchers for organised groups, please contact the Office for Public Promotion and Cultural Proposals on +39 02 72 333 216 email: