La Baracca ONLUS

Company, Italy, Bologna

Since 1976, La Baracca Testoni Ragazzi produces and programmes shows for children and young people.


Founded in 1976, La Baracca has been working in the field of theatre for children and early years for the past 39 years. The company’s productions are addressed exclusively to children and young people, and they are centred on actors theatre and on an original theatrical style.
Over the years, they have developed a poetics aimed at generating amazement, trying to pursue simplicity intended as essentiality, always paying special attention to the relationship with the audience.
To date, La Baracca has produced over 160 shows for children and young people, with more than 10.000 performances.
Every year, new productions for all age groups are realised, for children attending crèches to secondary school students, as well as for those attending primary schools and kindergarten children.
Since their first project “A place for kids”, which started in 1980, La Baracca has strengthened its relationship with the territory. In 1983, La Baracca started to administer the Sanleonardo Theatre, in agreement with the Municipality of Bologna. It was the first agreement between a public body and a theatre company for children and young people. Since 1995, the theatre has moved to the Teatro Testoni Ragazzi and it has become a Stable Theatre of Innovation for Children and Young People.
In addition to the activities of the Teatro Testoni Ragazzi in Bologna, they manage a small Theatre hall in Medicina (district of Bologna). This was the starting point for the project “Medicinateatro”. Moreover, over
the years, they have been collaborating with other municipalities of the district.
To date, 36 theatrical seasons have been programmed in Bologna, and 14 in Medicina. Over 1.400.000 amongst children, youngsters and adults have taken part in them. The performances have been more than 6.500, for over 800 titles, presented by 450 Italian, European and extraEuropean companies.

Contact information

Anna Sacchetti,,
phone number: +390514153728,

via Matteotti 16
40129 Bologna

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