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Guided tours

Opera Carlo Felice organizes guided tours for individuals, groups and school groups.
Visits are scheduled on Monday from 9.00 to 12.00 and on Saturday from 1.00 to 2.00 pm or on request, after checking with the production calendar. Visits are suspended on public holidays.

Groups must consist of a minimum of 10 and a maximum of 25 people.

Cost of the visit: 6 € (adult visitors), 4 € (under-18 visitors). The duration of the visit is approximately one hour and is in Italian. Tickets can be purchased at the ticket office.

Visits may be subject to changes in route or may even be cancelled at the last moment due to technical-artistic requirements.

It is necessary to book the visit and receive confirmation of the booking.
To book, simply send an email to
The ticket office is open Monday to Friday from 8.30 am to 7.30 pm and on Saturdays from 10 am to 7.30 pm.
T. 010 5381 226 – 432 – 399 – 433

Visiting the Opera Carlo Felice theatre is like traveling through time and history, discovering the past and the technology of a stage machinery making Carlo Felice one of the most modern theatres in Europe.

The contemporaneity of the theatre coexists with the vivid memories of the past, such as the marble statue of San Domenico by Francesco Schiaffino (1689-1765) at the entrance – reminding us all of the fact that the ancient Carlo Felice theatre stood on the ruins of the convent of San Domenico – the contemporary works of art such as the frescoes by Aurelio Caminati and the tapestries by Raimondo Sirotti in the prominent foyer, commissioned for the reconstructed theatre, as well as the furnishings of great design such as sofas and chairs by Aldo Rossi for Molteni.
The foyer leads to the main hall, occupying the whole interior space of the ancient building. Here, the architects have recreated an atmosphere proper of the ancient square theatres, where the performances were staged outdoors in the city centres. Hence the presence of windows and balconies on the walls, reminiscent of the facades of the buildings and the ceiling dotted with 160 spotlights recalling a starry sky.
Between the proscenium and the stage, the fire curtain is covered with a sculptural panel specifically commissioned for the new theatre.
The title of the work is Viva Schöenberg by the artist Giovanni Ceccarelli, also known as Nero. The technological heart of the theatre is hidden beyond the firebreak: a 63-meter scenic tower, where the staging systems are located, overlooks the four mobile stages (main stage, back stage and two lower stages placed side by side), allowing the theatre to stage complex sets or different alternating shows.

The theatre in numbers:

224.000 m³
total volume of the theatre
574 m²
main stage surface
1760 m²
understage surface
660 m²
first foyer
540 m²
second foyer
330 m²
third foye
27 meters
cone height:
63 meters
is the scenic tower height
and 40 × 40 sides
250 m²
is fire curtain and its 120 cards
Opera Carlo Felice seats: 1399 in the stalls, 504 in the gallery and 97 balconies and boxes