Top Choice Opera in Palermo

Teatro Massimo

Ernesto Basile's six-tiered art-nouveau masterpiece is Europe's second-largest opera house and one of Italy's most prestigious, right up there with La Scala in Milan, San Carlo in Naples and La Fenice in Venice. Wit…
Theatre in Catania

Teatro Massimo Bellini

Catania's premier theatre is named after the city's most famous son, composer Vincenzo Bellini. Sporting the full red-and-gilt fitout, it stages a year-round season of opera and an eight-month program of classical m…
Cinema in Catania

Arena Argentina

For local cinephiles, summer means sultry outdoor film nights at Arena Argentina. Head up for mainly cult and art-house flicks, from Purple Rain and Labyrinth to newer releases like Mad Max: Fury Road and The Danish…
Performing Arts in Palermo

Teatro di Verdura

A summer-only program of mostly opera and popular music (including prolific national and international acts) in the lovely gardens of the Villa Castelnuovo, about 6km north of the city centre. Adding to the whimsy i…
Theatre in Syracuse

Piccolo Teatro dei Pupi

Syracuse's beloved puppet theatre hosts regular performances; see its website for a calendar. You can also buy puppets made at the family's workshop across the street.
Booking Service in Syracuse

Fondazione Inda Ticket Booth

Box office outside Teatro Greco selling tickets to Syracuse's annual Festival of Greek Theatre.
Booking Service in Syracuse

Fondazione Inda Ticket Office

This office sells advance tickets to Syracuse's annual Festival of Greek Theatre.
Performing Arts in Catania


Housed in Catania's former sulphur works, Zo serves up contemporary art and performance from Italy and beyond. Its eclectic program of events ranges from club nights, concerts and dance performances, to installation…
Performing Arts in Palermo

Teatro Politeama Garibaldi

This grandiose theatre is a popular venue for opera, ballet and classical music, staging afternoon and evening concerts. It's home to Palermo's symphony orchestra, the Orchestra Sinfonica Siciliana (www.orchestrasin…
Jazz in Catania

Enola Club

The godfather of Catania's jazz scene, the Enola Club attracts big-name Italian and international artists to its pocket-sized stage, while also trumpeting new and emerging local talent. Like all self-respecting jazz…