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After the Piccolo Teatro was inaugurated in 1947, it gained immense popularity not only among the residents of Milan but also across the globe. The theater has since then acted as a custodian of art and culture and continues to support as well as encourage local artists and their national counterparts. The theater is extends its name to three different venues- Teatro Grassi, Teatro Studio and Teatro Strehler; these can be used for a variety of performing-arts events depending on the audience capacity expected for them.
Dating back to 1778 as a fitting replacement for the Teatro Ducale, the stately Teatro Alla Scala has since come to be one of opera's most legendary venues. The historic theater has hosted most of Italy's operatic masters alongside renowned international artists. Designed by noted architect, Giuseppe Piermarini, the theater's neoclassical facade has a palatial theater with six tiers of private boxes, topped by an intricate ceiling. Home to the prestigious La Scala Theater Orchestra, La Scala Theater Ballet and La Scala Theater Chorus, it remains one of the city's liveliest cultural venues. Apart from operas, the theater also hosts plays, ballet shows and numerous other cultural events throughout the year.
Founded in 1938, Teatro Nuovo was built by Milanese architect Emilio Lancia, and is somewhat of a hidden gem in the city, given its location in the basement of the Palazzo del Torro. The theater seats a total of 1020 people, with a few standing places available as well. Teatro Nuovo hosts multi-genre shows, ranging from comedy, drama, musicals, and Avante-Garde. Children's theater and workshops are also a part of the larger theater and shows such as Rapunzel and The Nutcracker have been hosted in the past.
Teatro Carcano was founded in 1803 by Giuseppe Carcano on the premises of the abandoned monastery of San Lazzaro It has had a glorious history, with countless successes featuring artists that are now world-famous. In 1980, after having been a cinema for many years, it returned to theatrical productions, even though during the day it is used as a hall for lectures. Concessions with nearby car-parks provide discount parking. The theater can arrange baby-sitters and deliver tickets to your home address. It also has low-cost season tickets for young people, and matinee performances that are not exclusively for schools.
Alcatraz is one of the most popular and well-established event venues in the city. Through the weekdays, they host a variety of musical concerts wherein a great line up of artists and bands put up their show. Come here over the weekend and enjoy to your fullest as the DJs play foot tapping music. From hip-hop to rock, rock, and disco, you'll find a slew of genres playing here. With a capacity of about 3,000 people, this venue has excellent ambiance and well-furnished spaces.
The Mediolanum Forum stadium was built in 1990 and has become the premier center in Milan for major sporting events, musical performances, and other events. During the year, the ATP tennis championship, the Sei giorni di ciclismo (Six Days of Cycling), and basketball games are held here. The stadium has a spectator capacity of 12,000. On another level of the sports stadium, there are spaces for other sports such as skating, swimming, basketball, volleyball, bowling, and squash. There are two multipurpose courts, and a mini-stadium with 200 places available to rent; use of the ball is included in the price. There is also a sports equipment shop, a restaurant, a self-service restaurant and a bar. Stadium hours vary based on an event.