Avanspettacolo Venezia Dinner Show
The Avanspettacolo Venezia Dinner Show is the first entertainment of its kind anywhere in Italy: a combination of revue, music, song and dance all performed while you enjoy one of the best dining experiences the country has to offer.
The venue for this fantastic spectacle is the Avanspettacolo Theatre Restaurant, located in the Marghera district of Venice (on the mainland just ten minutes away from the islands). The evening starts at 8 p.m. with a welcome drink and canapés, accompanied by an hour of superb cocktail piano. Guests are then invited to make their way into the Theatre Hall, Avanspettacolo’s impressive baroque-style auditorium.
At 9 p.m., dinner is served! Comprising a selection of starters, first course, main course and dessert, together with water, coffee and a half-bottle of wine for each person attending, you will be spoilt for choice by the menus on offer, which include expertly prepared meat dishes, seafood and vegetarian options.
As soon as you are seated comfortably for the gala dinner, it’s time for the element the Avanspettacolo Venezia Dinner Show is famous for, its Grand Show Magic: a true feast of entertainment lasting some three hours for you to enjoy alongside your meal. A showman, dancers, singers, pianist, acrobats and contortionists, all high-class acts in their own right, perform to create something that is visually extraordinary and which will hold your attention from start to finish.
The genre of avanspettacolo, a type of variety show that could include anything from acrobatics and comedy to ballet, emerged in Italy during the first half of the twentieth century. Literally meaning “before the spectacle”, avanspettacolo was designed to amuse audiences before the main event, whether a show or the latest movie. It breathed new life into the country’s theatres and launched the careers of several of its most famous comedians, including Eduardo de Filippo, Aldo Fabrizi and his regular partner, Totò, the prince of laughter. This being Italy, avanspettacolo is both glamorous and stylish.
The Avanspettacolo Venezia Dinner Show and its surroundings evoke the opulence of times past. It is ideal for celebrating a special event, important birthday, or significant wedding anniversary. Open to all ages, this wonderful soirée can also simply be a marvellous way to treat family and friends, whatever the occasion.
With its chefs, waiters and entertainers attentive to ensuring that all your needs are catered for, the Avanspettacolo Venezia Dinner Show is an experience beyond compare. The dress code is elegant — this is an evening that offers a true taste of luxury and an opportunity to enjoy Venice at its most exciting.