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Circolo degli Artisti, Rome

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The Velvet Club was founded in 1989 by Romano Cruciani and Gianluca Celidonius, after the closing of the theater "La Scaletta", because of the eviction suffered by the headquarters in Via del Collegio Romano, after 10 years in business. The first club's headquarters were at the abandoned buildings of the old Centrale del Latte of Rome, in Via Lamarmora 28, behind Piazza Vittorio Emanuele II, in the rione Esquilino.
In 1998, the Circolo degli Artisti, had to find a new venue due to the renovation of the premises of the "old" Centrale had to make way for the new covered market in Piazza Vittorio. It moved in the current space of Via Casilina Vecchia 42, where stood premises that in post-World War II had served as laundry and that at that time housed one "junkyard", typical activities of deposit/landfill and reuse of parts of vehicles engine and machinery in general, often present and hidden in the periphery or in marginal areas of the capital.
The covered premises of the Circolo degli Artisti are composed of two rooms (one set up for concerts, disco and exhibitions, and only for exhibitions and dance hall), a corner shop with the box office, and a pizzeria open all year long. Outside there is a large garden, where a permanent art exhibition of Argentine sculptor Alejandro Marmo is set up since 2005.
The Theatre "La Scaletta", after closing, continued to live as a theater school at the Circolo degli Artisti. It organizes acting classes and workshops for arts and runs periodically small performances and stand-up comedies. Founded in 1981 by Romano Cruciani, Michele Mario Jorio, and Giovanbattista Diotaiuti "La Scaletta" has been used over the years by prestigious teachers: Gianni Diotaiuti, Antonio Pierfederici, Franco However, Ivano de Matteo, John Antonucci, Pino Manzari, Giuseppe Argirò, Giuseppe Marini, Valeria Campo, Marco Maltauro, Sabrina and Sabrina Dodaro Jorio, to name a few. Many actors trained at "La Scaletta": Alessandro Haber, Kim Rossi Stuart, Massimo Bonetti, Stefano Dionisi, Pino Quartullo, Marco Giallini, Edoardo Leo, Fabiola Auger, Riccardo Polizzy Carbonelli, Marco Bocci, Tiziana Foschi, Dominic Fortunato, Arianna Dell'Arti.
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  • The real strength of the room is the spacious outdoor patio, where you can sit and enjoy drinks from the bar in the company. Live music always abreast of the times and that valid and alternative groups often hosts. Recommended.
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  • incredible, excellent Spot, all in one place! art, food, music and culture! 100% recommended...
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  • I went 19 years ago exactly on 31 May 1997 when I was on vacation in Rome and I promised myself to never return. The circle of artists then was located between Termini railway station and piazza Vittorio Emanuele very dangerous especially at night. The room inside was dark, dirty everywhere got their hands remained dust and dirt, with a lot of dangerous people, drunks, junkies etc, music that lasted till morning 4:00 over to break the eardrums was rotten, in addition I had to ration Although I wasn't living in Rome, for heaven's sake that nobody put pieda at this place.
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  • Very nice bar but I didn't understand if it's still open
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  • Not bad
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