The building of the Municipal Theater of Corfu was the main theater and opera house in Greece, from 1902 to 1943. This emblematic building was commissioned to the Italian architect Pergolesi. The theater belonged to one of the best and oldest in Europe, with high acoustics and rich interior decoration by Italians sculptors with a dominant theme of music and the gods. The theater was the successor of the Nobile Teatro di San Giacomo di Corfu, (one of the oldest theaters in Europe, built in 1720) which later became the Corfu city hall. It was destroyed during a Luftwaffe aerial bombardment in 1943.
Municipal and Regional Theater of Corfu (DIPETHE) was founded in 1997. Ιt is the newest member of the institution of DIPETHE as it was inaugurated by the Minister of Culture Melina Mercouri, in the late 1980s.
It has a special character as it is located in the most advanced ‘gate’ of the country to the West, on our northwestern border, in Corfu, the largest island and capital of the Ionian, with its rich history, distinct temperament and tradition, especially in the field of Culture.
The Outdoor Theater, ‘ RENA VLACHOPOULOU’, named after the famous Corfiot comedian, is located in the wonderful forest of MON REPO – an historic site .
In addition to the homonymous palace that now functions as a Museum, here extends part of the archaeological site of Paleopolis and the beautiful Kardaki beach.
Since the beginning of its operation, the open theater, with a capacity of 600 seats, has hosted unforgettable performances, and the summer productions of DIPETHE.
One of the most popular places in Corfu, which combines walking, leisure and culture.