Italy Announces Theater Reopening Date

By Francisco Salazar

Italy’s Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte has announced that theaters will be able to reopen on June 15.

Conte also announced that borders would open on June 3 and that sports centers and gyms can open May 25.

The news comes after Italy started reopening beauty salons and bars following a 10-week lockdown. The new regulations put into place will be allowed as long as businesses follow government safety measures.

The government did warn that theaters and cinemas would only open if the virus continued to decrease and remained minimal. Conte also announced that theaters would only be limited to 200 people inside and 1000 outdoors.

The news comes after the Teatro dell’Opera di Roma and Rossini Opera Festival announced a revised summer season while the Arena di Verona announced a concert series. Meanwhile, the Teatro alla Scala have already announced a new fall season.