Concordia Theater is billed as the smallest theater in the world and it is located in Monte Castello di Vibio, a tiny village just a few miles from Perugia (Umbria).
It seats 99 people, 32 on the main floor, 67 in frescoed stalls.
It dates back to 1808, when nine local families decided their town needed a theater and construction began.
Frescoes and red velvet seats came 50 years later. In 1951 the theater was almost shut down due to its lack of revenue, but the community voted to pay extra taxes to keep the theater going.
_The name of Monte Castello di Vibio comes from "gens Vibia", a noble roman family, however, the village origins have to be found before the Romans.
During the age of Napoleon Montecastello di Vibio lived a very bright existence, and the village participated actively to the development of a new era. It is during this time that the Concordia Theater was constructed
_Monte Castello di Vibio is located just 28 miles from Perugia, in the Umbria region and 94 miles from Rome. The area around Monte Castello di Vibio is rich in history, art and medieval villages like Todi, Orvieto and Spello.