La Scala

Local nameTeatro alla Scala
LocationBrera, Milan, Italy

Possibly the most famous opera and ballet theatre in the world is an interesting thing to see even if you are not an opera lover. It was opened in 1778 (after the former theatre burned down) and its full name was Nuovo Regio Ducal Teatro alla Scala. Today it is best known simply as La Scala. The first opera ever to be performed there was Salieri’s Europa Riconosciuta.

It is customary that all performances in La Scala end before midnight. If longer operas are to be played, they start sooner so that the rule would not be broken.

The tickets can be bought online and the last minute tickets can also be bought at the evening box office. There are several important house rules that must be obeyed by all visitors: Latecomers will be let in only during the breaks. Inappropriately dressed visitors will not be let in at all. Children under the age of five are not recommended to visit the theatre. Visitors are not allowed to use their mobile phones in the auditorium.

You can also visit the Theatre Museum located inside the building if you are interested in the history of the opera house.

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Opening hours

Central box office (in the Galleria del Sagrato, Piazza del Duomo):
Mon - Sun: noon - 6 pm

Evening box office (in the theatre’s main entrance at 2 Via Filodrammatici):
opens 2 hours and thirty minutes before performance & 1 hour before Filarmonica concert performances.


Theater performance: ticket prices range from €5 to over €187 + booking fee, depending on the type of performance.

Any remaining last-minute tickets can be purchased from the evening box office.

More information and contact


Official Website




Phone +39 02 7200 3744

Address Via Filodrammatici 2, 20121 Milano, Italy

Coordinates 45°28'3.247" N 9°11'20.782" E

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