Entertainment

Opera in Duomo & San Babila

Teatro alla Scala

One of the most famous opera stages in the world, La Scala's season runs from early December through July. You can also see theatre, ballet and concerts here year-round (except August). Buy tickets online or by phon…
Football in Milan

San Siro Stadium

San Siro Stadium wasn't designed to hold the entire population of Milan, but on a Sunday afternoon amid 80,000 football-mad citizens it can certainly feel like it. The city's two clubs, AC Milan and FC Internazional…
Theatre in Duomo & San Babila

Teatro Gerolamo

Built in 1868, this miniature theatre modelled on La Scala was built for the purpose of staging puppet shows in Milanese dialect. In danger of dereliction, it was closed in 1957. Recent renovations have restored its…
Classical Music in Duomo & San Babila

Conservatorio di Musica Giuseppe Verdi

Housed in a former Lateran convent, Milan’s most prestigious musical conservatory and high-school has nurtured some of the country’s best conductors and musicians. Although named after the great composer Giuseppe Ve…
Theatre in Duomo & San Babila

Piccolo Teatro Grassi

This risk-taking little repertory theatre was opened in 1947 by Paolo Grassi and theatre director Giorgio Strehler, who then embarked on a nationwide movement of avant-garde productions and Commedia dell’Arte reviva…
Live Music in Milan

La Salumeria della Musica

The 'delicatessen of music' is a firm favourite with Milan's alternative scene. Come here for new funk, rock and soul acts, literary salons, cabaret, cultural events and jazz. Shows start around 10.30pm, and if you …
Theatre in Brera & Parco Sempione

Piccolo Teatro Strehler

This trailblazing theatre with seating for 960 people was designed by Marco Zanuso to address the size constraints of the original Piccolo Teatro. It has since gone on to become one of Milan's cultural powerhouses, …
Classical Music in Navigli & Porta Romana

Auditorium di Milano

Abandoned after WWII, the Cinema Massimo was transformed in 1999 into the state-of-the-art home to Milan's legendary Giuseppe Verde Symphonic Orchestra and Milan Chorus, as well as a venue for visiting international…
Theatre in Milan

Teatro Arcimboldi

Designed by Vittorio Gregotti to house the opera when La Scala was being renovated, the Arcimboldi’s fan-shaped auditorium is one of the best in the city. Since La Scala returned home in 2004, the theatre has develo…
Jazz in Porta Garibaldi & Isola

Blue Note

Top-class jazz acts from around the world perform here at the only European outpost for New York's Blue Note jazz club. If you haven't prebooked, you can buy tickets at the door from 7.30pm. It also does a popular e…