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La Scala Theatre & Museum – tickets, prices, guided tour

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Come experience opera at Milan’s Teatro Alla Scala, one of the most famous opera houses in the world. 

Here you can hear some of the world’s finest singers on stage every night. 

Teatro Alla Scala is located near Milan’s Duomo, which is also known as Italy’s Cathedral of Music.

La Scala Museum is home to many ancient treasures, including art built by Jacques Callot, pictures and period instruments from the Sambon collection, paintings of la Scala’s golden age, and a library filled with original manuscripts of famous literary pieces. 

This article shares everything you should know before you book your La Scala Theatre & Museum tickets.

What to expect at La Scala

There are many things to see at La Scala Theatre & Museum, but the most important are – the opera house, the Museum and the classic shows you can watch.

The Teatro Alla Scala

Teatro Alla Scala
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Do not miss the opera house, where you can listen to the beauty of classical music. This is the place where many famous musicians took their first steps in their careers. 

Shows at the La Scala Theatre

Check out the classic shows of The Concert of Puccini’s Tosca, Romeo and Juliet, The Season Concert, and many more. 

You can book the tickets for these shows in advance.

The Museum Library

The Museum Library has more than 150,000 books, including 30 full-work manuscripts of Verdi’s Requiem Mass and Rossini’s Tancredi, as well as single pieces by Mozart and Beethoven.

Tickets & PassesCost
La Scala Theatre & Museum tickets€17
Guided tour of Theatre & Museum€29
Best of Milan Tour€99
Discount Card: Milan Pass€89

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Tickets for La Scala Theatre & Museum

You can book the tickets to Teatro Alla Scala online and skip the ticket counter lines at the entrance to the museum and theatre. 

You can get self-guided tickets, which allow you to see the attraction yourself. 

When you sign up for the self-guided tickets, you get access to La Scala, an audio guide available in Italian, English, French, Spanish, German, Japanese, and Russian.

Guests also get a treasure hunt for families with small children. 

How online ticket works?

You will get an email with your ticket as soon as you book your tickets. 

On the day of your visit, scan this email directly at the turnstile, and you can enter paradise. 

Don’t forget to bring your earphones so that you can listen to the audio guides and explore the theatre at your own pace.  

Ticket Price: €17 per person


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Guided Tour of La Scala Theatre & Museum

You can also sign up for exclusive guided tours that take you through the corridors of the Theatre and the royal box and listen to the history of the 240-year-old Theatre. 

The hour-long guided tour is in English and starts at 2:30 pm. 

Once you book your tickets online and on the day of your visit show the Smartphone tickets to your guide at the entrance of La Scala Shop in Piazza Della Scala. 

The tour is wheelchair accessible and can be canceled 24 hours before the start.

The La Scala Theatre & Museum guided tour costs €29 per person.

The tour takes place at different times in different languages. If you want to listen to the tour in French, visit at 10.30 am, 12.45 pm, and 3:45 pm for Spanish, 1 pm for Italian, and 4 pm for English. 

The Best of Milan tour comes highly recommended. You explore Duomo Di Milano, The Last Supper, and Teatro alla Scala in three and a half hours.


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How to reach La Scala Theatre

La Scala is located in the center of Milan, in the Piazza della Scala square opposite the Palazzo Marino (Milan’s city hall).

The main entrance to the theatre is in Piazza Della Scala.

However, if you have already bought your Las Scala tickets online, you should enter via the Theatre Museum entrance on Largo Ghiringhelli.

Address: Largo Ghiringhelli 1, Piazza Scala, 20121 Milano. Get Directions

Public Transport

If you prefer the Underground, board the Red Line (Line 1) and get down either at Duomo or Cordusio Tube Stations.

Or board the Yellow Line (Line 3) and get down at Duomo or Montenapoleone Tube Stations.

If a Tram is more convenient, you can board either Tram No 1 or Tram No 2 and get down at Manzoni – Scala stop.

If you plan to take the train, you can reach the Central Station, which links to the Yellow Line or the Cadorna Station, which links to the Red Line.

To La Scala from the airport

If you’re at the airport, you can get to the La Scala Theatre by train or car. 

The train is the best mode of transportation because there is a direct train every 30 minutes that leaves the airport and arrives at Milano Cadorna. The distance from the train is 41 km.

The drive from the airport to La Scala Theatre and Museum is 49.3 km. But, in spite of the distance, driving is the most affordable option for getting from the airport to your destination. 

Secure Parking is available at Via Agnello (Rinascente Car Park) and Piazza Diaz (Underground Car Park).


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Opening hours

La Scala Theatre and Museum opens at 10 am and closes at 6 pm throughout the week. The final admission of tourists is at 5.30 pm. 

Teatro Alla Scala is open all year round. However, it remains closed on 7th, 24th, 25th, 26th, and 31st December, (24th and 31st only afternoons), 1st January, Easter Day, 1st May and 15th August.

You can visit the Theatre only when rehearsals, performances, or events open to the public are not in session. 

This is why, it is better to book your La Scala Theatre & Museum tickets online –

Best time to visit La Scala

Italy is at its best during the springtime, but you can also visit the Teatro Alla Scala during the summer (April to June) and fall (September to October).

During the off-season, there are fewer tourists, and the prices of the tickets are a little cheaper. You can visit the Theatre at your own pace and enjoy its beauty. 

How long does La Scala Theatre take?

On average, it takes about 45 minutes to take a complete tour of the La Scala Theatre and Museum. However, you can spend as much time as you want exploring the museum and theatre.

If you wish to see the concert, you must come 15 minutes before the time mentioned on the ticket. The concert lasts about 2 hours.


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Rules for visiting Theatre and Museum

It is important to maintain decorum at the museum and theatre. Here are some suggestions for the same:

  • Photos are permitted only for personal use, and no flash photography.
  • Large bags and backpacks are to be submitted at the entrance. 

Visiting the Theatre

  • In the theatre’s boxes and foyers, complete stillness is required.
  • Except when specifically stated by the notice, it is against the law to take photos or record videos inside the boxes.
  • At a time, only 6 people are allowed in the box and 4 if there are rehearsals going. 

Visiting the Halls of the Museum 

  • Do not cause any harm to the museum property or other visitors.
  • The following activities are prohibited
    • smoking
    • eating or drinking 
    • running in the halls 
    • touching the objects and paintings on display
    • abandoning personal items even only momentarily 
    • moving chairs or any other furnishings

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