The world-renowned La Scala opera house was inaugurated in 1778 and many of the finest artists from across the globe have performed here.
The theatre houses the prestigious La Scala Theatre Chorus, La Scala Theatre Ballet and La Scala Theatre Orchestra.
The extravagant building is also home to a museum that contains a vast collection of intricate costumes and musical instruments as well as a gallery of portraits and busts dedicated to the great musicians of the opera’s history, such as Giuseppe Verdi and Arturo Toscanini.
01 Apr - 31 Oct : Daily
01 Nov - 31 Mar: Monday, Wednesday, Friday & Saturday
1 hour 30 minutesStart time
Tour departs from Piazza della Scala 1, in front of the La Scala Opera House.Ending Point
The tour ends at Piazza della Scala 1.
2:30pm: Meet your expert guide outside the La Scala entrance. Walk through the impressive theatre foyer upon entrance.
Your specialised guide will lead you through the museum rooms and shower you with anecdotes and curiosities about the great artists who performed here.
View the collection of remarkable instruments such as psalteries, lutes and lyre-guitars and even the Sommer fortepiano that belonged to Verdi. Learn about the man behind the intricate design of La Scala; Giuseppe Piermarini, who was also involved in the construction of the Royal Palace, the Palazzo Belgioioso and many other Milanese landmark buildings. Peruse the collection of costumes, busts, artwork and props which have all played their part in the history of the building.
Explore the magic of the theatre from the boxes and see the sumptuous room with its crystal chandelier and of course, the stage. With a little luck you might even see the artists’ rehearsal!4:00pm: The tour finishes at the Piazza della Scala 1.
Please call the local activity operator at least 24 hours prior to the start of the tour to confirm the details. Times subjected to organization and/or traffic problems.
From 01st April - 31st October: The tour will operate every day with a bi-lingual guide with the following schedule:
Monday: English and French
Tuesday: English and Spanish
Wednesday: English and German
Thursday: English and Portuguese
Friday: English and Spanish
Saturday: English and Italian
Sunday: English and German
From 01st November - 31st March: The tour will operate Monday, Wednesday, Friday & Saturday with an English speaking guide.
The La Scala opera House is an active theatre, therefore the opening times are subject to the needs of the artistic production. For these reasons the tour may be modified or cancelled with a short notice. In these circumstances, a different time for the visit will be proposed or a full refund of the tour will be provided .
We were met by an experienced tour leader who was very knowledgeable on the history of La Scala. The tour was well conducted but went on a bit too long at times. By the way,...Aaron Tanti, Malta, 06/Jul/2014
Our guide was knowledgable and clear. The theatre was full of history and the museum was worth viewing...Roger D Allen, Australia, 04/Jul/2014