La Scala (official name Teatro alla Scala) is an the iconic opera house of Milan. The theatre was inaugurated on 3 August 1778 and the premiere performance was Antonio Salieri’s Europa riconosciuta.
Most of Italy’s greatest operatic artists, and many of the finest singers from around the world, have appeared at La Scala during the past 200 years. The theatre is regarded as one of the leading opera and ballet theatres in the world and is home to the La Scala Theatre Chorus, La Scala Theatre Ballet and La Scala Theatre Orchestra. The theatre also has an associate school, known as the La Scala Theatre Academy (Accademia Teatro alla Scala), which offers professional training in music, dance, stage craft and stage management.
The Milan Pass gives you access to the Opera House and to the La Scala Museum or a discount on Zani Viaggi group tour lasting 1 hour starting everyday at 2.30pm or 3.30pm.
The voucher must be exchanged either for a ticket or used to book a tour. This transaction can be performed at La Scala shop, located on the right of the museum or at museum ticket office. Availability subject to reconfirmation when booking.
Largo Ghiringhelli 1 – Piazza della Scala
M1-M3 Duomo, M3 Montenapoleone
Citysightseeing Line A – Stop 10, Line B – Stop 12
The museum is open everyday except on: 7 December, 24 December afternoon, 25 and 26 December, 31 December afternoon, 1 January, Easter Sunday, 1 May, 15 August.
Opening hours: open all day from 9 am to 5.30 pm (last entrance at 5.00 pm).
The auditorium can been seen from the boxes excepted when rehearsals or performances are in progress.