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Culture - Lugano

LAC Lugano Arte e Cultura

Lugano’s new cultural centre, LAC Lugano Arte e Cultura was created with the aim of adding value to the cultural and artistic life of the city and the region. It is endowed with a concert and theatre hall and a museum, the first in the region designed for this purpose.

The Building

With a volume of 180,000 m3 the imposing structure rises over the site of the former Palace hotel. The strong point of the LAC’s design is its proximity to the lake. The entrance hall (650 m2) which provides access to the theatre and concert hall is a huge window which makes the interface between interior and exterior almost invisible.

The Museum

The Museo d’Arte della Svizzera italiana was born from the merging of the Museo Cantonale d’Arte with the Museo della Città. Comprising 5 floors, 2000 m2, it was designed to allow the art works themselves to be protagonists, to be a space for silence and contemplation. One floor contains the permanent collection, the other 1820 m2 are dedicated to temporary exhibitions. At around 600 m2, a single floor of the LAC has the same exhibition area as the entire Villa Malpensata.

The Theatre and Concert Hall

800 m2, 1000 seats, a modular acoustic shell, a disappearing orchestra pit: here is a concert hall that can transform into a theatre and be a venue for any kind of performance, from symphonies to jazz, from opera to musicals, from dance to spoken theatre. Thanks to the collaboration between architect Ivano Gianola and Müller BBM of Munich (leader in the engineering field), the LAC’s theatre and concert hall is the perfect combination between architectural aesthetics and acoustic quality.

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  1. Contact

    LAC Lugano Arte e Cultura
    Piazza Bernardino Luini 6
    6900 Lugano
    Tel +41 58 866 42 00
    Tel +41 58 866 42 22
    www.luganolac.ch

  2. Notes

    Current exhibitions:

    The collection. New consonances
    Museo d'arte della Svizzera italiana, Lugano
    LAC Lugano Arte e Cultura
    27th February 2016 - 26th February 2017



  3. Opening

    Open all year
    Open on
    Tuesday
    Wednesday
    Thursday
    Friday
    Saturday
    Sunday
    Tuesday - Sunday 10:00 - 18:00
    Thursday: 10:00 - 20:00
    Monday closed
    For Monday evening performance, the ticket office opens 90 minutes before curtain time.
    On days with evening performances: Box Office closes at 21:00, the Arts Centre closes half an hour after the end of the performance.

  4. Prices

    Museum
    Entrance to the permanent collection


    Entrance to temporary exhibitions

    Full price ticket: CHF 15.–

    Reduced price ticket: CHF 10.–
    AVS/AI, over 65 years old, groups (min. 10 persons), students from17 to 25 years old, Lugano Card, Lugano Card City, Club Rete Due, Holiday Card, Arcobaleno Loyalty program, TCI, FAI members

    Free entrance
    <16 years old, the first Sunday of the month, Swiss Museum Pass, Pro Museo, ICOM, VSM-AMS, IAA-AIAP, Visarte


    Performances

    Please visit the official website for ticket prices.