Activities for teenagers

The activities

Palazzo Grassi, Punta della Dogana and the Teatrino open their doors to all young people who want to experience contemporary art in a new way. Workshops, previews of exhibitions, tours led by peers, performances, concerts, screenings and many other events devised for teenagers by teenagers encourage young visitors to come to the museum and make new friends.


From 2015 Palazzo Grassi – Punta della Dogana takes part in a work placement project, run in collaboration with the Regional Scholastic Office of the Veneto Region, by offering a program of apprenticeships for high school students.

A group of students, selected by an open call, have the opportunity to live a professional experience in a creative and challenging context. The participants get to know a cultural institution from within and discover its workings and dynamics at first hand. Alongside the museum staff, the students are involved in the design and creation of specific tools for interaction and engagement of the ‘teenage’ audience.

Immersed in an international cultural environment, whose buildings are tied to the past but whose contents are oriented towards the future, the participating students gain awareness of the social role of a cultural institution and take part in the development of various initiatives addressed to the public.

The complexity of contemporary art allows students to face first hand different current issues and to reflect on the daily challenges of an institution committed to mediate and share with the public the richness of its contents as well as its history.

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Poetry Teen Slam

From October to December 2017, high school pupils are invited to participate in the project Teen Slam, dedicated to poetry slam. In view of the final competition, the participants are invited to three preparatory workshops with different poets: Lello Voce, Sergio Garau, Rosaria Lo Russo, Alessandro Burbank, Gabriele Frasca and Julian Shara. The winner, proclaimed on Wednesday 13 December, will have the opportunity to perform in front of the public of the Teatrino di Palazzo Grassi on Thursday 14 December, on the occasion of Versus! International Poetry Slam, a competitition with 8 slammers.


On the occasion of Art Night Venezia 2017 the Teens of Palazzo Grassi organised Aperiteens, a party with Dj-set by CARRA, REET and Betz, all selected by the teenagers themselves.

The event was organised by the teenagers participating to the work placement project run by the Regional Scholastic Office of the Veneto.

Teen Print Party

Friday 27 January 2017, Palazzo Grassi Teens - the programme to bring teenagers closer to contemporary art - presented Teen Print Party, an event for teenagers aged 14 to 19. Live print, music and freestyle turned the Teatrino into a free and creative workshop, far from any conventions.

Teen Print Party was organised by the Teens of Palazzo Grassi in collaboration with Small Caps, a Venetian cultural organisation specialised in serigraph printing.

Teens night '16

The second edition of TEENS NIGHT took place place on Saturday 18 June 2016 at Punta della Dogana.
From 7pm to midnight three bands composed of young musicians performed in the spaces of the museum. Free entrance. Lineup:

Hund, Alternative Pop

Impero Arruginito, Rock & Psychedelic

Tequila For Kids, Rock, Indie Rock, Punk

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Teens Day '16

Wednesday 15 June 2016 was the first edition TEENS DAY at Palazzo Grassi.
A group of students from the Marco Polo High School in Venice led a guided tour of the exhibition dedicated to artist Sigmar Polke.

Teens Night 2015

On the occasion of Art Night Venezia 2015, Palazzo Grassi presented the first edition of Teens Night. Three bands of teenage musicians from Venice and Mestre played on the waterfront for an alternative evening 100% rock!

Rolling Carpets: Francesco Bresin, Juri Vatova, Davide Ford
Tequilla for kids: Rares Gabriel Cirlan e Nicu Cucbu
Fake Intentions: Daniele Leonardi, Giulia Toninato, Francesco Scarpa, Cristian Krizman