The real estate property, also known as Social Theatre, was built in its primary structure towards the end of the 18th Century and is located in the historical centre of the Municipality of Amelia, in the Province of Terni. The building, which was partially renovated in 2006, is currently vacant and shall be redeveloped via a multi-year State leasing licence, without being sold.
The real estate property was built over the last twenty years of the 18th Century on a project of architect Count Stefano Cansacchi, while the main structure was completed in 1783. The Social Theatre, located in the historical centre of the Municipality of Amelia, is laid out onto two different structures: the first one, also the oldest, is composed by the Theatre with its dressing rooms, toilets, foyer and entrance/ticket office/toilets; the second one, created after the expansion of 2006, was used as a bar/administration office, boasting also an upper area used as open-air theatre. Inside, the building is divided into 50 lodges laid out onto three levels (17 on each level, with a central space in the first level occupied by the entrance door) plus the large gallery. The bearing structure is made of loadbearing masonry, with wooden beams and rafters underneath the roof and tiled floors and roof covering (also in terracotta, in the open-air theatre). The levels of the Theatre (including the 50 lodges and the gallery) are made of an iron and wooden structure and boast decorated and frescoed walls, in addition to terracotta bricks on the floor.
The property is located in the North-Western part of the historical centre of the Municipality of Amelia (population 11,596), in the Province of Terni (population 218,254), in the Region of Umbria, not too far from the border with Lazio (26 km away from the Provincial Capital, Terni). The main façade of the theatre looks onto a small open space of Via del Teatro, and the property is located in the near proximity of the Town Hall and of the hospital, as well as of the main places of worship (Duomo, churches of San Michele Arcangelo and Santa Caterina) and historical buildings (Benedictine Monastery and Palazzo Pertignani) of the Umbrian hamlet. It is possible to reach the theatre by car following Via del Teatro, a windy and often tight road. The Umbrian municipality can be easily reached via the A1 highway (“Orte” motorway exit) by then taking Provincial Roads SP-59 and SP-8 (75 minutes by car from Rome). Orte’s railway station is located 30 minutes away from the theatre (30 minutes by car), while Terni’s is at 27 km (30 minutes by car).