The Teatro dellOpera is offering a free baby sitting service while parents attend Sunday matinee performances. During 12 performances throughout the season, the Anchio vado a teatro programme will entertain 6-11 year-olds with creative workshops based on the opera or ballet their parents are watching. The aim of the initiative is to introduce children to the world of theatre through music, storytelling and the creation of objects or scenes related to each performance. The workshops are open to a maximum of 30 children and begin 15 minutes before the performance starts. Places must be booked at the same time as tickets for a performance are purchased, and in any case before 12.00 on the Friday preceding the Sunday of the performance. Season ticket holders can book by calling the theatre box office at Piazza Beniamino Gigli 7, tel. 06481601.

The service will be available during the following performances:

Don Giovanni 22 January

Rigoletto 12 and 19 February

Giselle 5 March

Maria Stuarda 26 March

Sakuntala 23 April

Dal Faust di Goethe 14 May

Il Turco in Italia 4 June

Il Lago dei Cigni 15 October

Cenerentola 22 October

Tristan und Isolde 19 November

Carmen 10 December