Ancient Theatre, Thursday 11 July 2019 @ 9.30pm


The year 2019 marks the 50th Anniversary of perennial classic-rock favorite, America.

Founding members, Gerry Beckley and Dewey Bunnell (along with former band mate Dan Peek) met in high school in London in the late 1960s and quickly harmonized their way to the top of the charts on the strength of their signature song “A Horse With No Name”. America soon became a household name and their best-known tunes, which also include “I Need You,” “Ventura Highway,” “Don’t Cross The River,” “Tin Man,” “Lonely People,” and “Sister Golden Hair” were cornerstones of 1970s Top 40 and FM rock radio. Fifty years later, these friends are still making music together, touring the world and thrilling audiences with their timeless sound.


TICKETS on and
Stalls (Parterre): € 69,00
Gallery (central): € 54,00
Upper circle (numbered seats): € 42,00
Upper circle (non-numbered seats): € 30,00


More on America (official website)



Dream Theater

Distance Over Time Tour 2019

Ancient Theatre of Taormina, Wednesday 10th July @9.00pm


The Dream Theater is a US progressive metal band whose members are:

– John Petrucci – guitars
– John Myung – bass
– James LaBrie – vocals
– Jordan Rudess – keyboards
– Mike Mangini – percussion

<<Dream Theater have steadily achieved a startlingly sublime synthesis of soaring and unmistakable melody, progressive instrumentation and aggressive heaviness unrivaled within hard rock music. The legacy established throughout their virtuosic career of astounding aesthetic alchemy has made their very moniker synonymous with the power of talent, ability and momentum when brilliantly forged together.>>


Stalls (Parterre): € SOLD OUT
Gallery (central): € 86,25
Gallery (lateral): € 74.75
Upper circle (numbered seats): € 63,25
Upper circle (non-numbered seats): € 46,00




Taormina Film Fest 65th Taormina FilmFest Taormina, from Sunday 30 June to Saturday July 6th 2019   The 65th edition of the Taormina FilmFest – organized by Videobank and under the artistic direction of Silvia Bizio and Gianvito Casadonte – willl take place from June 30th to July 6th 2019   June 30, Sunday “Ladies […]

Jethro Tull

50th Annivversary Tour

Ancient Theatre, Sunday June 23rd 2019 @ 9.30pm


TICKETS on and
Stalls (Parterre): € 75,00
Gallery: € 57,50
Upper circle (numbered seats): € 46,00
Upper circle (non-numbered seats): € 35,00

Jethro Tull are a British rock band formed in Blackpool, Lancashire, in 1967. Initially playing blues rock, the band later developed their sound to incorporate elements of hard and folk rock to forge a progressive rock signature. The band is led by vocalist/flautist/guitarist Ian Anderson, and has featured a revolving door of lineups through the years including significant members such as guitarists Mick Abrahams and Martin Barre, keyboardist John Evan, drummers Clive Bunker, Barriemore Barlow, and Doane Perry, and bassists Glenn Cornick, Jeffrey Hammond, John Glascock, and Dave Pegg.





Taormina Book Festival

9th edition

The Desire

Taormina, 21/25 June 2019


The fascinations of literature combined with the beauty of a unique place in the world. It is the perfect combination of Taobuk, an international literary festival which brings together the tradition of Taormina as cosmopolitan capital of literature and arts, refuge for eccentric and excellent personalities such as Tennessee Williams, Truman Capote, Picasso, Richard Strauss.

The Festival is conceived and directed by Antonella Ferrara.

Every year Taobuk chooses a theme around which the calendar of meetings takes shape with the help of authoritative writers, thinkers and artists, in a tight flow of ideas and novelties.

At the core of the festival there is literature seen through the point of view of international writers. Taobuk’s program, however, is also embellished with exhibitions, theatrical performances, dance pieces and film retrospectives shown in evocative locations: first and foremost the Ancient Theatre, along with the city’s palaces and major hotels.


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Tutto questo è Taobuk!

Le fascinazioni della #letteratura unite alla bellezza di un luogo unico al mondo. È l’equazione perfetta di Taobuk, Festival letterario internazionale, che raccoglie la tradizione di #Taormina quale capitale cosmopolita della letteratura, e delle arti in genere, rifugio di personalità eccentriche ed eccellenti📙

Pubblicato da TAOBUK taormina book festival su Giovedì 7 marzo 2019



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Earth Wind and Fire

Ancient Theatre, June 18th 2019 @ 9.30pm


Earth, Wind & Fire (abbreviated as EWF or EW&F) is an American band that has spanned the musical genres of R&B, soul, funk, jazz, disco, pop, rock, dance, Latin, and Afro pop. They have been described as one of the most innovative and commercially successful acts of all time. Rolling Stone called them “innovative, precise yet sensual, calculated yet galvanizing” and declared that the band “changed the sound of black pop”.

The band was founded in Chicago by Maurice White in 1969. Other prominent members of EWF have included Philip Bailey, Verdine White, Ralph Johnson, Larry Dunn, Al McKay, Roland Bautista, Sonny Emory, Sheldon Reynolds and Andrew Woolfolk. The band is known for its horn section, kalimba sound, energetic and elaborate stage shows, and the contrast between Philip Bailey’s falsetto vocals and Maurice White’s baritone.

The band has won six Grammys from their 17 nominations. They have won four American Music Awards out of 12 nominations. They have also been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and the Vocal Group Hall of Fame, received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, and sold over 90 million records, making them one of the world’s best-selling bands of all time.


Stalls (Parterre): € 79,00
Gallery: € 65,00
Upper circle (numbered seats): € 50,00
Upper circle (non-numbered seats): € 29,00


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Francesco De Gregori

and Orchestra

“Off the record”

Ancient Theatre, Friday 14th June 2019 @ 9.00pm


The greatest hits of Francesco De Gregori in key symphonic. The singer and his band will bring on the stage an orchestra made of 40 elements whose core is the Gnu Quartet (Raffaele Rebaudengo: viola, Francesca Rapetti: flute, Roberto Izzo: violin, Stefano Cabrera: cello)


Stalls (Parterre): € 95,00
Gallery: € 89,00
Upper circle (numbered seats): € 69,00
Upper circle (non-numbered seats): € 40,00





Francesco Renga

Ancient Theatre, Thursday 13 June 2019 @9.00pm


With his unmistakable, powerful voice and his overwhelming energy, Francesco Renga is preparing for a 2019 full of great news and music. A 35 years long career, Francesco Renga is among the most appreciated singer-songwriters of the Italian music scene. His voice has no equal on the Italian scene.


Stalls (Parterre): € 80,50
Gallery: € 69,00
Upper circle (numbered seats): € 52,00
Upper circle (non-numbered seats): € 35,00


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Taormina Food and Flower Weekend

From Friday May 24 to Sunday May 26 2019


A new edition of the event, come and see Taormina… in bloom!



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Le Stelle del Cinema

The Stars of Cinema

Exhibition – 1 century of films shooted in Taormina

Casa del Cinema (Corso Umberto n. 61), from May 18th to September 1st 2019

Free entrance


The Exhibition – curated by Ninni Panzera, president of the Taormina Arte Foundation – is a true journey through 100 years of Cinema in Taormina.
Posters, playbills and backstage photographs of films partially or entirelly filmed in Taormina: L’appel du sang by the French director Louis Mercanton (1919), L’avventura by Michelangelo Antonioni, Le grand bleu by Luc Besson, Il piccolo diavolo by Roberto Benigni, Il padrino-III part by Francis Ford Coppola, Mighty Aphrodite by Woody Allen, and many others.