La Scala

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General Information

La Scala which is also known as ‘Teatro alla Scala’ is an opera house theatre in Milan, Italy.  The theatre was built in 1776 after a fire had destroyed the old theatre. The new theatre was built on the site of an old church in which the name ‘Teatro alla Scala’ comes from. The theatre is known for its grand six tiers of executive boxes, in which were originally sold to help fund the build of the theatre. The opera house was rebuilt in 1946 due to being heavily bombed in the World War and was renovated heavily in 2002-2004 with all the original features being kept but improvements were made with the advancements of technology to enhance the travel of sound and to make more space backstage.

Getting there

The opera house is accessible by the various transport systems of Milan. If travelling by the underground, get off at ‘Duomo’ on the red line. By bus, take the 61 Verdi via ‘dell'Orso’ stop. By tram, take the 1 or 2 to Manzoni ‘Scala’ stop.

Opening Times and Admission

La Scala has a museum for visitors to have a look around, it displays theatrical theatre with paintings, costumes, musical instruments and much more; entry is set at around 9 euros. The best way to experience the theatre is by attending a show, these run a few times a week and tickets are available from the box office at the theatre.

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