Built at the end of the 1700’s and named after the great composer from Bergamo, Gaetano Donizetti, originally called Teatro Nuovo or Teatro di Fiera.
Situated at the entrance to the Sentierone, in the beginning it was a place where the merchants of that era showed their goods. Being a place of a great flow of people, it was usual for people to improvise shows or little unauthorized theaters in wood which were built, demolished at the end of the season and rebuilt again at the beginning of the next season.
Today, the Theater has always distinguished itself for the lyrical performances of great tradition, besides a series of events throughout the years like the Bergamo Music Festival. There are numerous initiatives for performances, going from the Bergamo Jazz Festival to the opera season.