Vicenza, Olympic Theatre, interior: view of the grandiose proscenium, the cavea and the loggia of the theatre, . The theatre was designed by Andrea Palladio. The construction site of the theatre started in 1580, the year of the architect's death. The works were then followed by his son Silla with the intervention of Vincenzo Scamozzi for the scene and the famous seven streets of Thebes.