The "Giuseppe Verdi" Municipal Theatre in Pordenone was built on the ashes of the Cinema Teatro Verdi, which was closed on 30 June 1999 and later demolished.
The building was highly anticipated by the city because of its great symbolic value, but also for the contribution it offers to the dissemination of culture and art and hence to the quality of life; building began on 7 January 2002.
After 970 days the people of Pordenone and the entire province were consigned a facility comprising a main hall for staging opera, music, dance, prose performances, conferences and films; a "Ridotto" room used mainly for conferences, airing films, small performances or concerts; a rehearsal room and an unstructured space particularly suited to research performances. The theatre’s current capacity is 938 seats in the Sala Grande (Main Hall), 145 seats in the Ridotto room and 99 seats in the Sala Prove (Rehearsal Room).
The first inaugural event was held on Saturday 28 May 2005.