Ancona is a town with a fervent and dynamic cultural scene. The temple of cultural events is the wonderful Teatro delle Muse, which organises annual theatre and opera seasons.
There are many other cultural venues in the town, such as the Teatro Sperimentale Lirio Arena, the Teatro Studio, the Mole Vanvitelliana etc., which frequently host cultural events of all kinds, such as music, theatre and dance performances.
Some very important cultural events are also organised and promoted by the University, including classical music concerts performed by the Orchestra Filarmonica Marchigiana (Marche Philharmonic Orchestra).
The Aula Magna d'Ateneo (the assembly hall of the University) on the Monte Dago technical and scientific campus is the main venue for these performances.