The Simonetta Puccini Auditorium is a multifunctional room inaugurated on 3 August 2021 in the building adjacent to the Villa Museum, which also houses the offices of the Foundation and the Puccini Archive.
Named after the composer’s granddaughter, Simonetta Puccini, the auditorium can host concerts, conferences, events and small exhibitions.
The design by Biobyte focuses on acoustics as a hidden cultural asset combing architectural design and acoustic innovation to obtain sound of the highest quality.
The acoustic properties of materials such as oak, Oregon pine, spruce and sound-diffusing polycarbonate panels were analysed in order to achieve aesthetically appealing solutions in addition to excellent sound quality.
The room is equipped with an audio video system, stage and Yamaha C7x grand piano and can hold up to 99 people.
The use of the Auditorium is granted free of charge against a minimum contribution to support institutional activities.