Resort al Centro

LAC Lugano Arte e Cultura is Lugano’s cultural centre dedicated to visual arts, music and performing arts. A rich programme of exhibitions and events, musical seasons and concerts, theatre and dance festivals, together with a variety of cultural initiatives and a large programme of activities for young people and families, all take place within its evocative structure.

The LAC is home to the MASI – Museo d’arte della Svizzera italiana (Museum of Art of Italian Switzerland), the result of the merger between the Cantonal Art Museum and the Art Museum of the City of Lugano. The three exhibition floors house the permanent collection of the City of Lugano and Canton Ticino, temporary exhibitions and installations.

In the concert and theatre hall, which seats almost one thousand and has special acoustics, the Compagnia Finzi Pasca and the Orchestra della Svizzera italiana – resident company and orchestra – perform, and LuganoMusica enthusiasts meet here. But, above all, the hall is the stage for the season co-ordinated by the LAC artistic direction – i.e. LuganoInScena –, whose playbill includes both traditional and contemporary theatre with extraordinary performers and young talents, international dance companies, successful musicals and virtuoso collaborations with local artists. Since its opening, the LAC has also been committed to production, giving life to both prose and dance creations that tour nationally and beyond.

More information on the cultural centre can be found on the official website of the LAC and on the official website of the city Città di Lugano. As far as the classical music programme is concerned, you can visit the official websites of LuganoMusica and the Orchestra della Svizzera italiana, while for the exhibition programme you will find information on the official website of MASI Lugano.

location_on 3.7 km
directions_car 9 min
directions_bus 31 min
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Source of information: www.luganolac.ch e www.lugano.ch