The Teatro Olimpico in Vicenza, Italy is considered to be the oldest theater in the world.
The Teatro Olimpico, which translates to Olympic Theater, in Vicenza, Italy is considered to be the oldest theater in the world, having hosted its first performance in 1585. It is also considered to be one of the most beautiful theaters in Europe The theater was designed by Andrea Palladio, an Italian architect and a master of Renaissance architecture, as well as a designer of numerous celebrated buildings all over Italy. Teatro Olimpico was the home of the Accademia Olimpico which was founded there in the year 1955.
Design of Teatro Olimpico
Teatro Olimpico was commissioned towards the end of the 1570s by the Vicenza Olympic Academy.