Campsirago Residenza began in 2008 as a centre for theatre study and production. Over the years we have expanded the scope of our activities to other performing arts, including site-specific performances, puppet theatre, Tanztheater and incidental music. The exploration of the language of contemporary theatre and the relationship between artist, spectator and landscape are key points throughout all of Campsirago’s activities.
Since 2008, our home has been the 15th-century Gambassi Palace in the ancient village of Campsirago, nestled in the woods of Monte di Brianza, in the province of Lecco, which is now being restored in its entirety to create a new residence with new spaces for theater and performing art projects, training seminars and live performances year-round.The building also hosts various national and international companies which choose this location to create their works.
The residency programme organises three festivals, including Il Giardino delle Esperidi. We also organise courses for professionals and schools, and promote the performing arts in close relationship with the local community. Campsirago’s projects have a glocal scope, and we aim to work with both local organizations and the national and international networks of artists involved in cultural politics, creative residencies and theatrical production. These projects are put into practice through the creation of original shows, festivals and conferences. Campsirago supports the companies in residence by assisting them during the creative process and also by contributing to the financing and distribution of their works as well as providing continuous support during all phases of production.