Born in Milan in 1975, Teatro del Buratto has always directed his artistic research to the visual, musical, pictorial, graphic and image aspect, in the direction of a "total theatre", where the usual techniques of actor, using verbal and gestural languages, is accompanied by a research in the Theatre of animation (puppets, objects, shapes) according to the most different techniques: balck theatre, puppet worn, etc. The shows are represented in Milan, touring all over the country and abroad. The activity of production is accompanied by an intense hospitality activity that takes place in several theatres in Milan and, from the season 2017/2018, in the new house of Teatro Bruno Munari, structure of the municipality of Milan whose management was entrusted to Buratto. Teatro del Buratto continues to manage also the Teatro Verdi where it proposes a season for young audience and adults, and also IF, international Festival of Theatre of image and figure which has received, since the first edition in 2007, a significant feedback from the specialized criticism and a great success of public. In March 2017 Teatro del Buratto won the public notice of the Municipality of Milan for the multiannual management of the Teatro Bruno Munari in Milan, a structure of 2000 sqm designed by the architect Italo Rota, which will be the first Lombard center of production and Theatrical promotion for children and young people. Teatro del Buratto is Elsinor’s associated partner in the frame of “CONNECTUP, The Lives of the Others - European Theatres for Young Audience in a Union of Diversity”, a larger scale cooperation project announced by the European Commission under their European Culture Funding Stream Creative Europe.
Elsinor is a theatre production centre supported by the Ministry of Cultural Heritage and Activities and Tourism. It is based in Milan and presents two other theatre centres, one in Florence (Teatro Cantiere Florida) and the other one in Forlì (Teatro Giovanni Testori). Production of prose theater and theater for children, hospitality, training, artistic residencies and international projects are the main characteristics of an articulated activity that aims to seize the renewal requests present in the panorama of live entertainment by offering a contribution of quality and originality. Elsinor is currently partner of two larger scale cooperation projects announced by the European Commission under their European Culture Funding Stream Creative Europe: CONNECTUP, The Lives of the Others - European Theatres for Young Audience in a Union of Diversity and PLAYON! New Storytelling with Immersive Technologies.