Behind the scenes at La Scala

24 Sept. Free tour for kids in Milan.

The secrets of Milan’s world-famous opera house Teatro alla Scala are to be revealed in free guided tours for kids on 24 September.

The 50-minute tours will begin at the main entrance of the Piermarini – as the building is known, named for its architect – and explore the orchestra pit and the stage itself, as well as many classical scenery backdrops. It will finish with a brief musical interlude.

The first tour starts at 11.00 and is followed by a further three, the last at 16.10.

Entrance is free, but booking is essential on tel. 0243353551.

Each young guest must be accompanied by one adult only; each adult may accompany up to three kids.

The tours are an ideal introduction to La Scala and the world of classical music as the opera house prepares to stage its special programme for the younger audience, presenting specially adapted productions of Mozart’s The Magic Flute and The Abduction from the Seraglio, Rossini’s Cinderella, and an evening of string music presented by journalist and humourist Stefano Benni.

Details of the children’s winter programme are available on the La Scala website.