Teatro Niccolini

The Niccolini theater foundation,  originally ‘Teatro del Cocomero’, which took place around 1650, places it among the first ‘modern’ theaters in Europe as well as the first in Florence.

teatro niccolini
teatro niccolini
teatro niccolini


Following its closure, which took place in 1995 and lasted twenty years, the theater underwent a profound process of archtectural restoration and adaptation of the systems and safety devices.
In addition to the restoration work, the intervention involved the makeover of the entrance system and ticket office. The ancient structure was also equipped with a literary café and a bookshop on the ground floor.


The large skylight above the stalls was replaced by a suggestive game of mirrors that allowed the necessary systems to be housed.
35 new seats have been created in the gallery.
Particular attention was paid to the chromatic choices, with the introduction of a light nickel green on the perimeter walls, in contrast with the ivory of the stalls and the intense reds of the curtains, carpets and seats.

Studio Benaim worked on the restoration, internal renovation, interior and furnishings design of the Niccolini Theater. The intervention was carried out by the team project: André Benaim, Massimiliano Arnone and Federico Biasci.

Location: Florence
Year: 2015
SM: 5000

Via della Fornace 11,
50125 Firenze (IT)
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