The Museum of the Scala Theatre or in Italian Museo Teatrale alla Scala is a bit small museum, but compact and definitely worth visiting. There are costumes, portraits of the artists that performed here and much more exhibited in a few beautiful rooms of this famous building.
The Museum of the Scala Theatre was opened in 1913, after 50 citizens of Milan gathered funds and along with help of the state won the auction in Paris. They bought the collection of Giulio Sambon and had to overbid J.P. Morgan for it. This collection was to be the nucleus of the museum. After the museum was opened, the collection was enlarged by the donations and further purchases.
The collection consists of costumes, set designs, rare musical instruments, paintings of musicians and actors, ceramic figures portraying characters from the commedia dell'arte, and board games which used to be played in the theater’s foyer.
Those that have not been to the theatre before and have not seen its beautiful scene can partially enjoy this spectacle through the glass windows from the theatre museum.
Ticket prices for the Museum of the Scala Theatre in Milan
Regular ticket price is 7 Euros (€).
Ticket for groups is 5 Euros (€).
Reduced ticket price is 5 Euros (€).
We advise you to check ticket prices and working hours before visiting – check the official website of the Scala Museum in Milan.
Working hours of the Museum of the Scala Theatre in Milan
From Monday to Sunday working hours of the museum are: 9:00-17:30h (last entrances at 17.00h).
Closed: Easter, May 1, August 15, December 7, 24, 25, 26 and 31.
(!) The scene of the Scala Theatre can be visited only if there are no rehearsals undergoing.