The Venice Theatre Biennale

The Venice Theatre Biennale

The Venice Theatre Biennale The Venice Theatre Biennale, founded in 1934, aka the “International Theatre Festival”, takes place annually in July. It is part of the Venice Biennale family of major exhibitions and festivals of Art, Architecture, Dance, Music, Children's...

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The Venice Film Festival

The Venice Film Festival

The Venice Film Festival The Venice Film Festival, founded in 1932, is the world’s oldest film festival and one of the big three; alongside Cannes and Berlin. It is held annually in late August or early September. Part of the Venice Biennale family, it is commonly...

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The Venice Music Biennale

The Venice Music Biennale

The Venice Music Biennale The Venice Music Biennale, aka the "International Festival of Contemporary Music", was founded in 1930 and runs annually in September/October. The events takes place in various historic locations in Venice, with the intention of highlighting...

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The Venice Dance Biennale

The Venice Dance Biennale

The Venice Dance Biennale The Venice Dance Biennale founded in 1999, aka the "International Festival of Contemporary Dance"; is one of Venice's main cultural events.  In 2021, the 15th International Festival of Contemporary Dance, was directed by Wayne McGregor, in...

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The Venice Architecture Biennale

The Venice Architecture Biennale

The Venice Architecture Biennale The Venice Architecture Biennale founded in 1980, takes place every two years, in even-numbered years and runs from late April until November. Also known as the International Architecture Exhibition, it is a relatively new event; first...

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The Venice Art Biennale

The Venice Art Biennale

The Venice Art Biennale The Venice Art Biennale, known as the International Art Exhibition, was founded in 1895 and takes place every two years, in odd-numbered years; normally running from late April until November. Later in the 1930’s, new festivals were born,...

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The Festa del Redentore

The Festa del Redentore

The Festa del Redentore The Festa del Redentore is a traditional festival, celebrating Venice's deliverance from a 16th C plague and the construction of Palladio’s Church. Taking place during the weekend of the third Sunday of July, the Festa del Redentore, or  the...

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The Festa della Sensa

The Festa della Sensa

The Festa della Sensa The Festa della Sensa re-enacts aspects of the history of the Republic, its intimate relationship with the Sea and Venetian Rowing practice. It takes place in May and is the first important water festival of the year. Traditionally, the "Festa...

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The Vogalonga

The Vogalonga

The Vogalonga The Vogalonga is one of Venice’s main water festivals, a 32km non-competitive race for rowing boats; in the spirit of historical festivities. Every year, several thousands of participants take part in what can be described as a fun and exciting non...

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The Regata Storica of Venice

The Regata Storica of Venice

The Regata Storica of Venice The Regata Storica of Venice, is an important annual traditional event; featuring an historic water pageant and boat racing competitions. It is the main event in the annual "Voga alla Veneta", rowing calendar and takes place every first...

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