Whether you love opera or you hardly know it, this tour of legendary La Scala Theater and adjoining museum is a unique and fun way to get an inside look at one of the most famous opera houses in the world. With an expert guide by your side, tour La Scala Museum to see intricate outfits, musical instruments and various stage props. Then stroll through the foyer of the theater, taking in the beautifully designed 18th-century auditorium.
Guided tour of Milan's La Scala Theatre and museum
Discover the secrets of one of the most famous opera houses in the world
See the La Scala stage, chandelier and pit orchestra with your expert guide
Visit the theater museum to see a collection of instruments
Professional licensed tour guide
Entrance to the Scala Theatre and Museum
Food and drinks, unless specified
Hotel pick up and drop off
Meeting And Pickup
Teatro alla Scala Museum
Largo Antonio Ghiringhelli, 1, 20121 Milano MI, Italy
Meeting point outside the entrance of La Scala Museum closer by Il Foyer restaurant
This activity ends back at the meeting point.
What To Expect
Meet your knowledgeable local guide at La Scala Theater and get ready for an education in opera. This tour is a feast for the eyes and the mind, as your guide leads first through the theater's museum, regaling you with the history of the theater while being dazzled by the display of intricate costumes once worn on stage, musical instruments played by famous musicians and various stage props used in famed productions. See also painted portraits of some of the most famous composers and performers—from Guiseppe Verde to Arturo Toscanini. Then spend some time in the museum bookshop browsing at books about opera, in general, and famous composers, in particular.
As you tour the theater and museum, gain an appreciation of the amount of work that goes into an opera production at this famed venue.
Book early to avoid missing out! La Scala is extremely popular and regularly sells out weeks in advance.
Teatro Alla Scala
1 hour • Admission Ticket Included
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Please note that the visit to the La Scala Theatre auditorium is guaranteed unless a rehearsal or show is in progress. In the event of this occurring, your guide will provide you a voucher to visit the auditorium at the next available date.
The La Scala Opera House is an active theater; therefore, the opening times are subject to the needs of the artistic production. If the tour is modified, you will be offered a different time for the visit. If your tour is cancelled, then you would be offered a full refund.
Near public transportation
Most travelers can participate
This tour/activity will have a maximum of 25 travelers
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 good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.
Total review count and overall rating based on Viator and Tripadvisor reviews
Reviews by Viator travelers.
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More museum than theatre
Leila_K, Sep 2023
The guide was clearly on routine, we saw very little of the theatre, mainy the museum. there must be so many stories to tell about the theatre, the performances, the pieces created there.
Also all the focus in on opera, while ballet is also danced there. And I really missed a museum shop, there must be books about the theatre, the artists and the works perfomed there.
A look inside
Michael_B, Sep 2023
Although we were not able to enter the theater, we did a good view of the interior from one of the boxes. We were hoping to see the costume collection in the museum, but it was undergoing renovation.
Worth the time and the money
Evelyne_D, Sep 2023
I love the small museum of la Scala as well as the rehearsal we were allowed to watch for a short time
Don’t waste your money.
Sharon_O, Sep 2023
Audio didn’t work. The guide failed to tell a large part of our group that we were leaving. We couldn’t hear anything that was said and rather than correct it, the guide just kept talking hurrying us along so she could get to her next tour.
Linda_R, Sep 2023
Wonderful tour taking in the theatre and the museum. Bonus was the ballet and orchestra practising during our visit
Greg_H, Sep 2023
Being able to observe the ballet rehearsal was interesting and fun.
The tour guide was very nice and accomodating.
Rosa_B, Sep 2023
I thought I had paid for a private guide but was included in a group of about 25. Four or five pulled out after 10 minutes. Started late finished early, as guide had a Spanish tour at 3.30pm. Will call Viatour when I get back to Australia.
Good first impressions
Renate_E, Sep 2023
Famous place, great impression, next time we will visit a production at the opera house. The guide was very competent.
Weaverwohl, Jul 2023
My wife and I enjoyed the tour of the museum and opera house. There is a lot of history here and our guide was very knowledgeable. You don't have to be an opera lover to appreciate the work and detail that is needed to put together a performance.
Lost in NO translation
Christie_W, Jul 2023
Our tour was all in Italian. Our ticket had said “English guide” but there were none available. Very disappointing and a huge waste of money.
Anthony_A, Jul 2023
Good tour. Excellent guide with interesting history and stories about the opera house. Good sound system. Sat in a box in the opera house. Museum is also interesting.
Maria_K, Jun 2023
The guide was very helpful and knowledgeable and gave us the information we needed about the theater
She was polite and friendly and smiling
See the Scala with Viator for a great experience
Caroline_K, May 2023
The guide was enthusiastic and very knowledgeable. I loved seeing the theatre from the boxes. The museum tour was very interesting. I stayed later to see the exhibit.
Theater is great time slotted was lacking
Dwight_T, May 2023
Love seeing the theatre however the group was so big had a hard time seeing what was being discussed and or seeing the actual theatre in the time slotted
Outstanding experience at La Scala
Pat_C, May 2023
Our docent was very knowledgeable and spoke English well. She brought the museum and La Scala to life with many anecdotes about the composers and performers associated with the opera house. We were fortunate to hear a rehearsal in progress, then later we were able to go into the theater for photos.
3 stars on average for a reason
Chester_T, May 2023
Best to just go by yourself
Not worth it
Very short time inside
The guide did not wait for us - I was behind a family who stopped and then none of us knew where to go and the guide didn't wait up
For the price, good, not great
Pete_P, May 2023
The guide did an excellent job presenting the hall and an overview of the museum contents. I was disappointed by the size of the group (I was expecting a smaller group, it was between 30 and 40). I was surprised that we didn’t get to see anything back stage.
Linda_S, Apr 2023
We purchased a private tour, but found it is not offered at LaScalla. We were put into a group of 20 or so. Not at all as expected. The tour itself was something I would do again. I will not use Viator agsin.
Helpful guide, but poor organisation by tour company
Jason_S, Apr 2023
This was not clearly outlined as a group tour, which meant we thought we were getting a private tour, but instead, we were in a group that was too large to fit in the spaces, and about 1/2 of the group needed to spread themselves in rooms other than those being discussed.
The tour guide was knowledgeable and helpful, but had too many people in the group to engage with us.
Arrival at the venue was overly chaotic, creating anxiety for many people waiting, as they were concerned they would be missed from the tour.
I would have happily paid more for a smaller tour, and if there were other time options, that would have helped.
Very informative and exciting.
Harry_H, Apr 2023
Wonderful tour with fantastic tour guide. The sites were outstanding. The exhibition was well presented.
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