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

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…
Cabaret in Navigli & Porta Romana

Le Trottoir

Legendary Le Trottoir is housed in an ex-customs toll gate on the Darsena docks and is a good place to move on to after drinks in Navigli. Cultural events, live music and cabaret are hosted here. Drink upstairs in t…
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 acts, literary salons, cultural events and jazz. Shows start around 10.30pm, and if you get the munchies grab a plate…
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 ea…
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, …
Performing Arts in Porta Garibaldi & Isola

La Fabbrica del Vapore

This industrial site once housed a factory for electric trams; now it lends its vast warehouses to a centre of the arts particularly aimed at developing the creative skills of young people. Dance, photography, theat…
Live Music in Navigli & Porta Romana

Cox 18

Long-time favourite of the Milanese nightlife scene, this self-managed social club has proudly resisted eviction from its Navigli premises since 1976. A mixed program of concerts, alternative bands, debates and exhi…
Live Music in Navigli & Porta Romana

Nibada Theatre

This tiny, unpretentious venue down the heavily graffitied Via Gola has an outsized reputation for hosting stellar live-music performances for serious blues, soul, folk and rock-and-roll bands. Even better, admissio…