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Built in 1622, the theater has undergone numerous interventions in its long history. Erected by the will of the Vendramin family, it takes its name from this, although it is also known as Teatro San Luca or San Salvador.

Destroyed by a fire and rebuilt in 1635, it was further restored in 1776: on this occasion, the entrance was moved to Calle Berizi (now Calle del Teatro), an atrium was created and the number of boxes increased.

In 1833, after the umpteenth interventions, the theater changed its name to become the Apollo Theater.

A further restoration gave the theater, in 1853, the characteristic flowery neo-gothic aspect, but the structure and decorations were cleaned in 1874. The theater at this point housed about 1250 spectators between stalls and galleries and had 5 exits on the public road. The following year, the theater changed its name once again: on February 26, 1875, it definitively became the Carlo Goldoni Theater.

New restorations took place in the twentieth century: in 1909 the façade was renewed, later defined as "railway style".

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