Culture is hard to miss in Milan. Whether you long for the sounds of great sopranos and tenors, or you’re looking for more modern experimental or IMAX offerings, Italy can provide the choices. Unfortunately, you will still have to make up your mind in the end. From Teatro all Scalla to modern movie theatres, Milan begins and ends with art of all sights and sounds.
Milan Theatres Travel Guide
It is good to note that times for shows and events vary from day to day and season to season, so you should call well in advance for your Tickets and Reservations or check local listings. Although there are few shows that do sell out, it is always best to plan ahead. This way you can also reserve a table at a restaurant to begin or end your evening of culture. Your hotel reception will be able to provide you with listings for Theatre and Concert offerings during your stay. They can also try to obtain tickets for you.
1. Auditorium di Milano
Corso San Gottardo Phone: 02/83389201
This renowned auditorium houses the Orchestra Verdi from the month of September through the month of June. Music lovers of all kinds will enjoy and appreciate the music that fills this hall and there is a wide and varied programme.
2. Teatro alla Scalla
Piazza della Scalla Phone: 02/86077 box office
This is one of the foremost Opera Halls in the world and regularly has world renowned singers gracing its majestic productions. However if you can’t get tickets for a performance (or can’t afford them!), do take a guided tour around this magnificent theatre. It has been recently renovated to restore its glorious interior. It is open from 9am to 6 pm most days.
Via del Conservatorio 12 Phone: 0
Via del Conservatorio 12 Phone: 2/7611101
In this year round music venue and most famous of Conseratories, visitors can enjoy a well-dressed night on the town in the opulence of the music experience.
4. Piccolo Teatro
Included in this theatre are three separate Milan theatres venues and with year round productions, visitors are sure to enjoy an evening or an afternoon.
5. Teatro Studio
Part of Piccolo Teatro Phone: 02/72333222
As the horse shoe shaped part of Piccolo Teatro, Teatro Studio is one of the Milan theaters known for its more modern portrayals in experimental avant garde theatre and concerts.
However is you hope to take in an Opera or Concert in Teatro alla Scalla you’d be well advised to suss out things long before your vacation – firstly discover what’s on and if you’d like to include it in your itinerary – start looking for tickets straight away. Be warned they are difficult to obtain and expensive but will provide you with a sumptuous night out. There are many online ticket sellers and tickets can also be obtained through the Teatro website.