the project

Teatro Arcobaleno (Rainbow Theatre) wants to make a contribution towards the construction of a richer and more welcoming society on a human, social and cultural level, where difference, linked in particular to gender and sexual orientation, can bring value to everybody.


What is Teatro Arcobaleno


It is a unique educational project in Italy, for various generations, expressly aimed at infants, teenagers, families and teachers. The main objective is to provide possible answers to the many questions that now spontaneously arise on issues of gender difference, to overcome prejudices, stereotypes and confused clichés in a shared way. It is a project that is in its third season, thanks to the work of trusted partners, who have generously shared resources, competences, professionalism and knowledge.



What we do, for whom

At the centre of the proposal, theatre and dance performances for young people facing the theme of differences in a light and poetic way, never losing sight of their target audience.

Alongside, it offers to teachers and those who study at university an educational path on the issues raised in the performances themselves. Since 2017, it offers free workshops for classrooms, kids anch teenagers, connected to the performances.


Theatre and dance performances for the young ones

The shows, coming from Italy, Spain and France, tell about relationships and bonds, they present a body on show that measures itself against its potential and its limits to help spectators and viewers, through theatre and dance, to recognize the space of emotions and care, to build and accept the many identities that make up humanity, in full awareness of one’s own self and one’s place in the world.


Meetings for teachers and many others

This path is addressed to teachers and educators, to those who work in listening desks and in the field of education. It is divided into three theoretical meetings of two hours on November 2019. In order to participate it is necessary to register.

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Workshops and events for teachers

Practical opportunities to discuss and widen one’s knowledge about teaching and learning about differences, following the free theoretical program, which is divided into three meetings. Free meetings addressed to teachers and adults interested in teaching and learning about differences.

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Workshops for schools and teenagers

A stimulating and awareness-raising activity built around some shows. However, it will also work as an interactive frame for the entire program. These free programs are aimed to middle school first and second graders (aged 11-13) and to after-school mixed groups.

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Workshops at the University of Bologna

Starting from the academic year 2017-2018, Teatro Arcobaleno is an educational program with workshops for those who study at the University of Bologna.
Participants will get university academic credits (CFU).

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