La Scala Theatre and Museum guided experience

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From USD 51.20

Price varies by group size

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Free cancellation
Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 1 hour 30 minutes (approx.)
  • Offered in: English


The La Scala Theater in Milan's city center is one of the world's most famous opera houses, inaugurated in 1778. Join a small group and a guide to explore the temple of music and learn about its secrets and history. See a collection of set designs, musical instruments, and costumes that have been used for some of the greatest performances during your tour.
  • Get a closer look at the theater without the crowds
  • A central meeting point makes for a seamless experience
  • A small group means more attention from your guide
  • Upgrade to a private tour for a more personalized experience

What's Included

  • Tickets to La Scala Theatre & Museum
  • Licensed Tour Guide
  • Small groups guided tour
  • Headphones from 10 participants
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Food and drinks
  • Hotel Pick-up/Drop-off
  • Extras

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

  • Teatro alla Scala Museum
    Largo Antonio Ghiringhelli, 1, 20121 Milano MI, Italy

    Meeting with the guide in front of La Scala Theatre Museum. Look at "Italy Hidden Experiences" signboard.

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

What To Expect

Teatro Alla Scala

1 hour 30 minutesAdmission Ticket Included

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travellers

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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175 reviews
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Excellent Tour
Joan_C, June 2023
Our tour guide Simone was very knowledgeable. He led the tour with his enthusiasm and knowlege and it was obvious that the tour was enjoyed by all attendees. We were fortunate enough to not only see and learn about the artifaxes in the Scala Museum but Simone saw the opportunity for us to get a great view of the interior of performance area.
No Guide Needed Tour
Kate_T, June 2023
Our guide was a very kind person, but the tour itself did not meet expectations. The audio quality of the headset guides was very poor, a bit due to our guide holding the mic with her hands rather than pinning it to her lapel, but also due to interference from so many other audio guides in such a tight space. We eventually gave up and pulled up Wikipedia on our phones and made our own tour. Would not recommend, especially for the cost.
Response from Host, June 2023
Dear Kate_T, We are sorry to hear you didn't enjoy our experience in comparison with our previous 5* guests reviews. We apologise if the headphones' system had some problems. It's quite strange, because other guests joining the same tour gave us 5* reviews and never mentioned about this problem. We'll check with our provider the reason of this problems. Anyhow, we would like to invite you to contact us at in order to understand better what happened and help you in sorting out a way to enjoy Milan at its best. Best regards, Italy Hidden Experiences Team
Yamily_M, May 2023
The experience in general was good. Only thing that would be better is that the theater be illuminated but there were a rehearsal that we understand was important. The guide was good as well
Great tour!
Amanda_K, May 2023
This was great! The theater is beautiful, absolutely loved the museum and all the information we gained on the tour!
Beauty and the arts
Annemargaret_C, May 2023
Great tour of the theater and the costumes in the museum. The fact that you could stay after tour ended was a nice perk.
Interesting walk through
Bartolo_P, May 2023
Parts of the museum. Seeing actual theatre through perspex glass. Background to Verde and other prominent composers.
Lots to Learn about Opera in MIlan!
Robert_S, May 2023
The tour was exceptional. Our guide was very knowledgable and provided loads of great detail about La Scala and the opera scene in MIlan. My wife especially enjoyed seeing the fine craftsmanship that went into the costumes that were on display.
The guides mean everything to this experience!!
Debraseigel, May 2023
For Italian Opera or a theater buffs in general this is for you! From the detailed stores of the beginning of Oprah, and the the changes to it during and after political power struggles, these stories told by our amazing and entertaining guide were an experience that you cannot get simply by walking through the theater by yourself. We even got to peer into a seating box and there happened to be a rehearsal going on. It would gave us the chills. This tour is a must do when in Milan!
La Scala
Daniel_D, May 2023
Watching the rehearsal and listening to our great guide Laura. Wish we could gave seen the work on the scenery as was advertised.
Tour was too slow
Jeffrey_M, May 2023
The theater is beautiful, the problem was the guide spent way too long waiting for people who were late and each time they used the rest room. The tour moved so slowly
Response from Host, May 2023
Dear Jeffrey_M, We are sorry to hear you didn't enjoy our experience in comparison with our previous 5* guests reviews. We checked and it seems that the information you wrote in your complaint are incorrect. Tour regularly started at 11:30am as planned. The only guests, who arrived late joined the group directly inside the Museum, so the tour didn't start late. We apologize on behalf of the guests, as human beings, who need about the rest room. On the other hand, we're glad if you are superhero and you can easily avoid to go to rest room!!! Therefore, we'd love to hearing from you what happened. Please write us at We will try to do our best to make your journey in Italy, the best journey we can. Have a lovely day IHE Team
La Scala Tour
Tim_C, May 2023
Excellent tour. Informative, interesting, well paced. Worth every penny. Nothing more to say. Thank you.
Absolutely recommend!
Debra_M, May 2023
Lara was wonderful. She began the tour a little early as we had all arrived and was full of interesting information about not only the theatre but all the items in the muse. She was generous with her time and answered all our questions. We highly recommend Lara and the tour. Thank you!
A Magnificent Theatre
CAROL_G, May 2023
Our tour of the beautiful La Scala Theatre and Museum was a day to remember. Not only is the theatre magnificent but our tour guide was extremely knowledgeable about its history and the talent that has performed there over the years and how they have been received by the discerning audiences. He explained how it has expanded over the years and why it was rebuilt so quickly after WWII. We were able to watch a little bit of a choreographic rehearsal from the booths high above at the back of the theatre which was a treat. It was interesting to learn where the royalty sat and what they call the top tier of seats. The gentleman who enlightened us of its history, its items in the museum and the paintings and busts as well as the instruments so beautiful and fragile. If you have a chance to see this magnificent theatre, don't hesitate.
Wonderful guided tour
Marit_F, May 2023
Our guide Lara was absolutely fantastic. She had a lot of knowledge about La Scala and it's most famous conductors and composers, and told us lots of fun facts we never would've known without her. In addition to her knowledge, she is most friendly and professional as well, so we would definitely recommend this tour to anyone who wants to explore La Scala.
La Scala Theatre and Museum guided experience
Charles_F, May 2023
It's a classic venue even for non opera lovers. The history is amazing. The building is gorgeous and the costumes are incredible. The group leader was exceptionally knowledgeable and obviously loves opera and this opera venue. She added a lot to the experience.
Just passing through.
Robert_K, May 2023
Nice walk through the theater. Very good introduction to La Scala and it's history. Able to appreciate the time to explore on our own.
Critics of toure
lev_r, May 2023
Terrible guade only for one hour bad inglish bad directions for meeting point terrible organizational
Response from Host, May 2023
Dear lev_r, We are sorry to hear you didn't enjoy our experience in comparison with our previous 5* guests reviews. It seems that the information you wrote in your complaint are incorrect. Firstly, our guided tour duration was 1 hour and 30 minutes as planned, but you left the guided tour after 1 hour without informing the guide. Why are you complaining about the duration if you left the tour before the end? Nobody never complaining about our guide's accent neither the meeting point, which is pretty clear: in front of the entrance of the Museum (there is only one La Scala Theatre Museum and only one entrance!). Furthermore, we've never received any call from you fi you have had difficulty to find the meeting point. You had our emergency contact. Why did you not call us? Next time we suggest you to make the correct statement while you'll write the next review. Anyhow, we would like to invite you to contact us at in order to understand better what happened and help you in sorting out a way to enjoy Milan at its best. Best regards, Italy Hidden Experiences Team
Opera lovers...YES, YES!
Amanda_L, May 2023
I am bias, I LOVE the Opera! So I had to make this stop, as it is one of the oldest in the world. Our tour guide was very knowledgeable, we enjoyed our tour and the museum. It was great to hear the history of it all!
Good tour
Lina_F, Apr 2023
It was a good tour. The tour guide was very knowledgeable. She gave us a history not just for La Scala but also for the are where it’s located. She provided a lot of details on how the preparations for the show are happening. All in all the tour was good.
Excellent experience at La Scala
Alan_S, Apr 2023
Simone was is an excellent tour guide. He showed us all the highlights of the theater and the museum. He was extremely knowledgeable about the theater and history. His English was excellent. I would highly recommend him in the future.

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