The Teatro degli Arcimboldi is a theatre and opera house in Milan. It was built over a 27-month period in anticipation of the closure and subsequent nearly three-year-long renovation of Milan's La Scala opera house in December 2001. It is located 4.5 miles from the city centre in a converted Pirelli tire factory, in an area known as Bicocca.To visit Teatro degli Arcimboldi on your trip to Milan, use our Milan trip itinerary planning tool.
Designed by Vittorio Gregotti in collaboration with Mario Botta and Elisabetta Fabbri, the fan-shaped, two-level, 2,375-seat auditorium was inaugurated with a performance of Verdi's La traviata on 19 January 2002, and went on to allow the continuation of La Scala's 2001/2002 opera season. Following La Scala reopening on 7 December 2004, Teatro degli Arcimboldi expanded its program, hosting performances of jazz, classical and pop music.
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Teatro delgi Arcimboldi inaugurated in 2002 in order to become the second operating theater in Milan (due to La Scala's closure and restoration project). It is located in an (awkward) industrial... more »
We went to see the musical madagascar with our son. We were up in the sky a bit but still had a great view and sound was super. more »
Modern theater in a nice area of Milan. Just cross the street for food piadine in a small bistro. Great Beth Hart comcert
Not in the center, but in the university-area. A quite new building. Pizzeria and a few restaurants on the other side of the street. Well arranged ticket scan at the entrance of the theatre. There is a bar. Seats are good size. Enough leg space. Good view on the stage (I was row 16). I was surprised people were allowed to make pictures and video's with their smartphone during the concert. Only flashlight was not permitted and was checked constantly by stewards.
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