One of the most famous and renowned landmarks in Italian theatre is the Teatro La Fenice opera house that is situated in Venice, Italy. The opera house was opened in 1792 and was the result of the three other theatres in the city being burned to the ground. In the 19th century, it became well known for performances from major composers such as Rossini, Bellini, Donizetti and Verdi. The opera house has had to be rebuilt twice due to major fires, most recently in 2003 when the house was burnt down to its skeleton. It reopened in 2004 as a magnificent venue for opera with high-end furnishings and design which represent the high standard of past performers. The venue has a capacity of around 1,200.
If you are not staying in Venice then one public transport travel option is to board a ferry to the city, the opera house is a 5-minute walk from most ferry terminals. Another option is to catch a train to Venice’s local train station which is a 10 minute walk away. Otherwise, if you are already in Venice then the most common way to get to the opera house is on foot.
Opening Times and Admission
The best way to visit the theatre is by attending an opera or concert, tickets are available on the theatre's website; a dress code is in operation at the theatre. The other way to visit is by attending a tour, tours usually run daily between 9.30am-6pm but times do vary so it is best to check the website before you visit. Tickets for the tour cost 8.50 euros.