Elsinor is a centre for theatrical production. It creates shows and plays for theatres but also for specific locations (such as schools, museums, cathedrals, harbour canals or monumental cemeteries…).
As a touring company it has performed all around Italy and abroad, reaching North and South America, Africa, Asia, Oceania and, of course, the rest of Europe.
Elsinor is based in Milan, at the Teatro Fontana, but it is composed of two other local units, such as Teatro Cantiere Florida in Florence and Teatro Testori in Forlì, which was the first venue where the company was born in the Seventies, and in 2018 has finally been bought by Elsinor.
The three venues share the same commitment in exploring the new contemporary theatrical prose; they have created a synergie that let them exchange their experiences inspired by traditional and new approaches. They traditionally organise three kinds of seasons in each venue, namely shows for schools, for families and for adults. These programmes host both Elsinor’s productions and other companies‘ work from around Italy and abroad.
Besides shows Elsinor offers the audience presentation meetings, special events, post-show discussions, lectures, workshops and seminars for students, amateurs and professionals.
Moreover, in Milan Elsinor organises, in partnership with Teatro del Buratto, Segnali, one of the most important festivals of theatre for young audience in Italy.
Elsinor is also connected with the University of Modena and Reggio Emilia for the PlayOn! project.