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Teatro Dimitri

The cultural centre far away from the city.

Located in the beautiful countryside of the Terre di Pedemonte area near Locarno, the Teatro Dimitri was founded in 1971 by Clown Dimitri and his wife Gunda. Initially, its tradition lay within the art of clowning, non-verbal theatre and burlesque theatre. Nowadays it combines its traditional history with a dynamic and up-to-date cultural program.

We count on the authenticity of a location that has evolved naturally, on its uniqueness as well as on excellence. New perspectives are being developed, as is proven by a series of top-level events by outstanding national and international artists.

The program comprises contemporary theatre, dance performances, live concerts, family and children’s performances and thematic festivals. It is completed by shows featuring members of the Dimitri family, as well as students and graduates of the Accademia Teatro Dimitri, one of four theatre schools in Switzerland.

More than a place for high-quality performing arts, the Teatro Dimitri aims to be a space for inspiring meetings, a place for shared experiences, for interesting talks and for time spent in the middle of nature. You will be able to enjoy this in three indoor stages, an outdoor space in the park and a pleasant restaurant.

A top-notch cultural program in an intimate and vibrant surrounding – this is what the Teatro Dimitri offers to its audience.

We look forward to seeing you at our Theatre!

Accademia Teatro Dimitri “Insomnia” – 2 x 1

The 2 x 1 offer is back!

If you reserve a ticket for “Insonnia“, the performance featuring the Master students of the Accademia Teatro Dimitri, you will receive a second entry ticket for free!

Reserve your ticket by calling the telephone number 091 796 15 44 on Thursday  23rd or Friday 24th of March 2017, from 9.00 am to 12.00 am.

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Stagione autunnale

Autumn season 2017 preview

At the Teatro Dimitri, autumn will officially begin on the 3rd of September with a show by Liceactor, the theatre group of the cantonal high school of Locarno. Directed by Emmanuel Pouilly, “Vortex” tells the story of a school class dealing with the abuse of power.


Night apéro to honour Dimitri

Night apéro to honour Dimitri In remembrance of Dimitri, we will hold a night “apéro” with live music at the Parco del Clown on the 19th of July 2017 at 23.00, after the Big Family Show of the Teatro sotto le stelle.
Stagione Estiva

Summer is here!

Meteorologically, the summer season has already begun, but at Teatro Dimitri it will officially start on the 14th of July with the premiere of the Varieté Varietà entitled “A Shot of Carpe Diem”.