The Curci Theatre is one of the most beautiful historical theatres in Puglia. The original building was inaugurated in 1819 and named after San Ferdinando; it had 168 seats in the stalls and 32 boxes, plus the gallery. Unfortunately the structure collapsed in 1864 and the theatre was immediately demolished, rebuilt and reopened on April 6, 1872 with a performance of Giuseppe Verdi's Macbeth, directed by Giuseppe Curci from Barletta.
The new, larger structure also included several state rooms such as the vestibule, a bar, the smoking room and a ballroom on the upper floor.
After a major restoration in the 1970s, today the Curci Theatre is one of the main cultural venues of Barletta and hosts a rich theatrical season with internationally renowned artists..