La Scala (Teatro alla Scala) in Milan is one of the most famous opera houses in the world. Its historic building is located in Milan’s famous Piazza Della Scala. The opera house regularly hosts performances for more than 2,000 audience members. If you’re planning on visiting Milan, you may be wondering how much such a prestigious place may cost. Fret not, as we’ll go over exactly that today.
How much do tickets to Teatro alla Scala cost?
To answer this question, we have to underline that you can either visit Teatro alla Scala during the performances or just for a tour of the opera house. Let’s firstly examine the cheaper option: the tours. You can buy a regular admission ticket for €12. This includes audio-guide tours (including a special one for children) which you can find on their free app. Of course, you can’t enter when any performances or events are on-going. There are also reduced versions of the ticket for students (over 12), seniors (over 65) and for families. You can find the tickets here.
Guided tours of Teatro alla Scala
If you’d like to get the most of your visit to Teatro alla Scala, it’s worth considering a guided tour of the theatre. For a tour in English, you’ll currently pay €30,00 (plus service fee). It includes both the tour guide and the visit to the Royal box and many other historical boxes and stalls. If you are considering a guided tour, do make sure to book it well in advance, as they are quite limited. You can find the English tour here.
The guided tours typically last 60 minutes. You can also opt for an exclusive guided tour for 1-10 participants only which lasts 90 minutes. It’s, naturally, a lot more pricey: €500 for 1-5 participants and €1,000 for 5-10. If you’re above the mortal realm and that sounds like your jam, go here.
Opening hours of Teatro alla Scala
The La Scala Theatre can be visited from Monday to Sunday at 9:30am to 5:30pm. Exceptions are the 7th, 25th, 26th December, 1st of January, Easter, 1st of May and 15th of August. 24th and 31st December also close a bit earlier so people can go celebrate. Again, you also cannot enter when any shows are taking place. In case you’d like to double-check whether our information is still correct, you can do so here.
Where can you buy tickets for Teatro alla Scala?
You can do so on the official website of the opera house, here. This is also where you can look for any events currently going on, the second way of visiting Teatro alla Scala, though do expect the prices to be quite steep.