“Remember the Future” is the title chosen for this edition, and is inspired by a quote from Salvador Dalì: And most of all I remember the future.
Massimo Checchetto, set designer of the Teatro La Fenice and Artistic Director of Venice Carnival 2022, declares: “Walking through Venice, even with a specific destination, one is forced to constantly change direction, the alley ends in a turning; behind one turning point a surprise, often a marvel, almost always a future. For the theme of this year’s Venice Carnival, I thought about our future, the future that this city full of the past unleashes in those who live it. It is, truly, a place in constant contradiction, where dreams and reality merge”.
On the occasion of Carnival 2022, the City of Venice proposes a series of initiatives that will take place throughout the municipal area, according to the pandemic situation and the relative legislation of reference, in compliance with national and local guidelines related to the activities of a diffused schedule that involves the ancient city, the Venetian mainland, and the islands of the lagoon.
It is a “work in progress” edition, the result of a joint effort made together with the competent authorities in order to offer a safe Carnival.
What will visitors see during the Venice Carnival?
VENEZIA WONDER TIME!
Extraordinariness and Diffuse Art for the City
On 19+20 february, and from 24 february to 1 march a programme of diffused resident performances of music, circus-theatre, puppetry, acrobatics, and clowning will be staged.
On Saturdays and Sundays and on Shrove Monday and Tuesday, the shows will be staged with reruns from 11.00 to 1.00 pm and from 3.00 to 7.00 pm. On other days, shows will run in the afternoon from 3.00 to 7.00 pm.
Venice Ancient City:
Campo Santa Margherita, Campo San Giacomo, Esedra-Castello, Campo San Geremia, Campo San Cassiano, Campo dei Gesuiti, Campo Santa Maria Formosa, and Sant’Elena.
Piazza Ferretto, Largo Divisione Julia, Piazzale Donatori di Sangue, via Mestrina, via Palazzo.
Marghera (Piazza Mercato), Zelarino (Piazzale Maria Immacolata), Favaro (Piazza Municipio), Chirignago (Piazza San Giorgio), Campalto (Piazzale San Benedetto), Tessera (Piazzale Santa Maria Assunta).
Lido di Venezia (Piazzetta Lepanto), Pellestrina (Piazzale Zendrini and San Pietro in Volta), Murano (Campo Santo Stefano), and Burano (Piazza Galuppi).
Please mind that:
The performances are open access. It is necessary to maintain social distancing and to wear face masks correctly. The presence of personnel responsible for the observation and protection of the public is envisaged: the activity may be suspended in the event that conditions for safe performance are absent.
REMEMBER THE FUTURE
The Venetian Water Festival moves to the Arsenal in an inimitable open-air theatre with an extraordinary spectacle on water, an element with which the City has created its most intimate bond.
Shows on Friday 18, Saturday 19, and Sunday 20 February and from Thursday 24 February to Tuesday 1 March, with two daily performances at 6:45 pm and 9:15 pm.
Please mind that:
Shows are for a limited attendance, with ticket reservation required, and possession of an EU digital Covid-19 certificate mandatory, following current regulations.
To reserve and how to get to the Arsenal »
PLAY WITH THE LION
Virtual competition of the most beautiful masked costume in Piazza San Marco
In St. Mark’s Square, a scenographic installation is envisaged (without any show activities) aimed at appreciating those who traditionally parade in St. Mark’s Square in carnival costume.
The set will become a catwalk for those in costume who want to parade and participate in the Contest for the most beautiful Masked Costume, or simply to get a photo in front of the symbols that encapsulate the spirit of the Venice Carnival.
The parade can be joined on accreditation (online or onsite subject to availability) from 10:00 am to 6:30 pm from Saturday February 19 to Tuesday March 1. The photos of the masked costumes will be published and voted for online, and the winners will be announced online at the end of each day and at the end of the Carnival. The official hashtag will be #CarnevaleVenezia2022.
More info here »
THE CARNIVAL OF CULTURE
The future is here and now
Art and theatre return to celebrate the Carnival with a programme of spectacles in the cultural spaces of the city, continuing the proven experience of the Carnival of Culture.
The programme provides for a rich schedule of cultural initiatives at theatres and museums, notably: Auditorium Santa Margherita, Ateneo Veneto, M9 Auditorium, Candiani Cultural Center, Ca’ Pesaro International Gallery of Modern Art, Teatro Aurora, Teatro a l’Avogaria, Fondazione Querini Stampalia, Scuola Grande di San Giovanni Evangelista, and Palazzo Grimani.
Extraordinary evening openings of the Civic Museums of Venice
On the occasion of the Carnival, the museums of the Marciana Area and the Museum of Eighteenth Century Venice have an extraordinary evening opening until 10:00 pm every day from Friday February 18 to Tuesday March 1: Doge’s Palace, the Museo Correr, Ca’ Rezzonico, the Palazzo Mocenigo, and the House of Carlo Goldoni.
Info and reservations at www.visitmuve.it
THE CARNIVAL LIVE
Following the success of the digital edition, on 19+20 february and from 24 february to 1 march, at 4.30 pm, the master of ceremonies of the Venice Carnival, Prince Maurice (in real life Maurizio Agosti), and the Angel of the Carnival 2020, the actress Linda Pani, will animate the live stream on the social networks from the studio, giving voice to the young reporters who will be sent every day to discover the best of street theatre staged in the various locations of the city within the programme of Venice WonderTime! and of the entire programme of the Venice Carnival 2022.
The live broadcasts will be transmitted on the Facebook page of the Venice Carnival and in the YouTube playlist of Venezia Unica. These links can be accessed directly from the official website of the Venice Carnival: www.carnevale.venezia.it
Please mind that:
In this pandemic context, some of the traditional events that historically generate gatherings will not take place. In particularThe “Venetian festival” in Rio di Cannaregio canal on Saturday evening and the water parade in the Grand Canal on Sunday morning; the big animated stages of Piazza San Marco and Piazza Ferretto; tThe procession of the Marias and the parade of the Bull; the flight of the Angel, the flight of the Eagle, and the flight of the Lion; the allegorical parades in Lido, Marghera, Campalto, Zelarino, Pellestrina, and Burano.
Abano.it gets information about the Venice Carnival from the official website and cannot be held responsible for any change in the above-mentioned programme.
Last update on 15 february 2022.