The programme of the 2024 edition will see on the stage of the Teatro Romano (Roman Theatre), for the theatre section, some of the best Italian actors and first-rate directors. Lighting up the music will be Vinicio Capossela, Mario Biondi, Elio e le storie tese, Paolo Fresu, Uri Caine, Jan Garbarek, Fatoumata Diawara, Ana Carla Maza and Marisa Monte. Finally, for dance, the COB Opus Ballet company with a new Shakespearean production signed by Davide Bombana, Chiara Frigo with an unprecedented community project and the unfailing energy of Momix.


On 4 and 5 July there will be a grand opening at the Roman Theatre in Verona with the world premiere of the new version of Hamlet adapted and directed by Davide Sacco, one of the emerging voices of Italian dramaturgy and direction, starring Francesco Montanari. A hard rock production that brings the Bard’s most famous drama up to date.

On 17 July, a new version of Romeo and Juliet will be staged with young actors graduated from the Scuola del Teatro Stabile di Torino – Teatro Nazionale, while on 18 July Sharman Macdonald’s After Juliet will be presented, which recounts with visionary intensity and flashes of black humour the love between Benvolio, Romeo’s best friend, and Rosalina, Juliet’s cousin.

Shakespeare’s fifth Shakespearean title, the brilliant comedy Molto Rumore per Nulla (Much Noise for Nothing), staged as a national premiere on 25 and 26 July, will follow the adventures of two couples in love grappling with a series of absurd and impossible situations before they reach the longed-for happy ending.

A moment from the press conference

The playbill dedicated to Shakespeare will be closed by the fourth edition of the Verona Shakespeare Fringe which, from 22 to 29 August, will bring to the Camploy Theatre of Verona eight international proposals, national premieres and in original language, accompanied by the Shakespeare Summer School of the University of Verona, to combine stage practice with a section for study and in-depth examination of the great author’s works and their inexhaustible topicality.