The Politeama Theater of Catanzaro is located in the historical centre, inside the area of the old Cine-Theater “Politeama Italia”. It is among the youngest theatre in Italy, inaugurated in 2002, and designed by the architect Paolo Portoghesi. The structure of the main theatre is horseshoe-shaped, as usual in the classical tradition. It has available five order of stages that may host till 550 people. In addition to that there are 380 seats available on the parterre.