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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.
This cinema is situated in the historical heart of the city. It's behind the Duomo, on Corso Vittorio Emanuele. The cinema seats 720 & has its own bar. Unfortunately, there is no access for the disabled.
Originally a theater that staged plays and operas, Teatro Dal Verme is now a major event venue in Milan. Today it is divided into three halls, namely the Great Hall (Sala Grande), Small Room (Sala Piccola) and Terrace Room (Sala Terrazzo). The Terrace Room is perfect for exhibitions and conferences. This theater is also home to the Fondazione I Pomeriggi Musicali orchestra.
Believed to be one of the oldest theaters in the city, Teatro Litta is housed in an old Baroque style building from the 17th Century. The theater was renovated completely and now offers better acoustics, an elegant seating area, and top class technical facilities. Majorly, it plays host to Italian drama, classics, and contemporary programs. There are special acts directed towards the little ones as well. Teatro Litta has a fantastic line up of theatrical performances throughout the year. The theater is home to a small cafe that serves light refreshments and is an ideal place for casual meetings or business conferences as well.
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.