Constructed entirely of oak, the Globe opened in 2003 and was financed by Silvano Toti, a wealthy patron of the Italian arts, and is now under the eye of art director Gigi Proietti. The roof of the theater is open to the elements and the interior has a capacity for an audience of 1,206. The circular seating is on different levels and balconies overlook the rectangular stage, which is surrounded by standing room for the least expensive ticket holders. The box office is on Viale Canonica and most plays are presented in Italian, with occasional productions in English. Alternatively, the theater can be viewed as part of a tour of the Villa Borghese park, which also includes the Galleria Borghese, the Pietro Canonica Museum, the Bioparco—Rome’s zoo—and the Pincio Gardens.