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.
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.
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.
If you are familiar with the Blue Note Jazz Club in NYC, you'll be surprised at the large size and sumptuous, wrap-around balcony in this club-- it is much much bigger than its counterpart in New York. Blue Note Milano hosts a multitude of Jazz concerts through the year. These musical extravaganzas feature world-famous artists: Pino Daniele, the California Guitar trio, and Michel Camilo are some of the names to have graced it's stage. The space can also be used to host private parties, birthdays and even product launches. The in-house restaurant takes care of your hunger pangs as you groove to the music. Check website for exact schedules.
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.
The Cinema Colosseo is a multiplex cinema which features multiple screens and each of these spaces is equipped with the best technology and comfortable seating for maximum viewing pleasure. Catch the latest flicks while you munch on the butter popcorn and other tasty snacks from the canteen. There also a lot of special screenings for children held here.
A historic Milanese theatre, with stage and a 1,800-seat auditorium. Belonging to the Municipality, for many years it was run by the Piccolo Teatro organization. It stages contemporary dance performances. It also offers a wide selection of classical and light music: since 1998 it has been run by the Orchestra Sinfonica Giuseppe Verdi, that organizes concerts here featuring top Italian and international singers.
Located in the heart of Milan, Cinema Eliseo is a multiplex that screens upcoming movies. The room features multiple halls that can seat hundreds of movie buffs. The multiplex offers comfortable seating arrangements, state-of-the-art audio-visual equipments and a food counters that offers a variety of delicious snacks. They not only showcase popular mainstream movies but also screen foreign-language movies.
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.
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.