Prepare your visit
How to find us
La Scala is located in Milan city centre. You’ll find us in the Piazza della Scala square opposite the Palazzo Marino, Milan’s city hall.
The main entrance to the theatre is in Piazza della Scala but ticketholders with gallery tickets should enter via the Theatre Museum entrance on Largo Ghiringhelli.
View the map to find out how to get to La Scala by public transport, car or train.
Where is the box office?
La Scala has two box offices.
The central box office in the Galleria del Sagrato, Piazza del Duomo, ‘Duomo’ metro station. The central box office opens every day from Monday to Sunday from 12 to 6 pm.
The evening box office in the theatre’s main entrance at 2 Via Filodrammatici. The evening box office opens 2 hours and thirty minutes before each performance and closes up to 15 minutes after curtain-up, and handles ticket sales and collections for same-day performances only.
Please note that the evening box office opens 1 hour before Filarmonica concert performances.
La Scala’s season calendar can be obtained free of charge from our box offices and from the kiosk at 2 Via Filodrammatici. It can also be posted for a small charge to addresses in Italy and Europe (€ 5) and other countries (€ 10) by sending a non-transferable banker’s draft made out to “Fondazione Teatro alla Scala” to Teatro alla Scala-Ufficio Spedizioni, via Filodrammatici 2, 20121 Milan, Italy.
How to buy tickets
You can buy tickets online, over the phone, from authorised sales agents and from the La Scala box office on the dates shown in our ticket sales calendar for each performance.
How much do tickets cost?
Ticket prices range from € 5 to over € 187 + booking fee, depending on the type of performance. More information can be found at 2010/2011 Ticket Prices.
Any remaining last-minute tickets can be purchased from the evening box office, which also sells 140 gallery tickets (at € 5, € 10 and € 12) according to the times and procedures set by the “L’Accordo” musical association.
Concessions are available for young people, the over-65s, patrons with disabilities and members of workers’ associations.
What if I lose my ticket?
If you lose your ticket, go to the evening box office on the day of the performance to request a replacement. We regret that only named tickets can be replaced.
When do performances start and how long do they last?
Start times and running times for each performance are provided in the listings for operas and ballets in the Season section. Concerts last approximately 2 hours. Curtain-up times are also shown on your ticket, on posters outside La Scala and in the season programme.
Playbills in the foyers and in the stalls and gallery corridors list the running times of performances and the duration of each act or movement and the interval(s). All performances begin promptly and you are advised to arrive at the theatre at least twenty minutes before curtain-up.
Dress code at La Scala
Gentlemen are advised to wear black suit for premiere and are in any case always advised to to wear a jacket and tie. In general, we ask that you wear clothing that is in keeping with the decorum of the opera house.
Children at La Scala
Children over 6 years may attend performances at La Scala. La Scala offers special concessions for families. Further information is available at La Scala for Families.