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The Teatro La Fenice was built in 1792 in a Neoclassical style and since then has been becoming one of the most famous opera houses in the world. As a place of world premiers—of Veris Attila or Wagner’s Ring of the Nibelung –this opera house is a must see for all opera fans. Besides the tour itself, the striking architecture and furnishings of this opera house will be sure to impress you. After being burned twice, the theatre had to be restored to its majestic and imposing state that it is known for today. By participating in the tour, you can get an impression of the overall splendor of the theater and its history. 

Experience the history of Teatro La Fenice on a free tour with the Venice City Pass and save € 25,00.

Teatro La Fenice - World-famous opera house in Venice

A place of great historical and cultural importance

The Teatro La Fenice is one of the most renowned opera houses in the world with a rich history. It was constructed towards the end of the 18th century, specifically in 1792, in Venice, Italy. The name "La Fenice" translates to "The Phoenix" in Italian, symbolizing rebirth, as the opera house has been destroyed by fires and rebuilt multiple times.

One of the outstanding features of Teatro La Fenice is its impressive acoustics, making it a top-tier venue for musical performances. The opera house has a capacity for over 1,000 guests, making it one of the largest in Italy. The remarkable acoustics and opulent interior contribute to making performances here an unforgettable experience.

Throughout its history, Teatro La Fenice has hosted many world-famous operas. Some of the most notable works include Rossini's "Tancredi," "Sigismondo," and "Semiramis," as well as Bellini's "The Capulets and the Montagues" and "Beatrice di Tenda." These operas have helped solidify the opera house's reputation and make it a popular destination for opera enthusiasts from around the world.Today, Teatro La Fenice also emphasizes contemporary productions. For instance, Igor Stravinsky's "The Rake's Progress" premiered here, as did Benjamin Britten's "The Turn of the Screw." This demonstrates that the opera house continues to actively promote new works and contemporary artists.

The orchestra of Teatro La Fenice comprises an impressive 98 musicians, and the opera chorus consists of 66 talented singers. These top-tier musicians significantly contribute to the high quality of performances at Teatro La Fenice and attract international attention.

Overall, Teatro La Fenice in Venice is a place of great historical and cultural significance. It remains a magnet for opera enthusiasts and artists from around the world, further enhancing Venice's reputation as a vital hub for classical music and opera performances.      


Highlights of your guided tour of the theater

  • A guided tour of approximately 60 minutes through the theater
  • History and Architecture: Insights into the history and architecture of the Teatro La Fenice.
  • Introduction to Famous Operas and Ballets: Presentation of well-known operas and ballets that have graced the stages of Teatro La Fenice.
  • Information About the Orchestra and Choir: Details about the theater's orchestra, typically consisting of 98 musicians, and its choir, comprised of 66 talented singers, highlighting their significant roles in performances.


Times of the guided tour

The guided tour of Teatro La Fenice is available year-round at the following times:

Monday to Sunday: 1:00 PM

Duration: 1 hour

Important information: The Fenice tour is guaranteed with a minimum of 4 participants.

The guided tour of the Teatro La Fenice takes place all year round. However, the tour times are always published monthly, so unfortunately we do not yet have any information about dates further in the future. 


Booking your ticket

You can go directly to the meeting point to reserve your tour.

Meeting Point: Alilaguna Ticket Office San Marco at Giardini Reali (Opening hours: daily from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM).

For further information, you can contact them at incoming@bucintoroviaggi.com.

It is best to reserve your ticket one day in advance.


Terms of use

  • During the high season (April to October), it's advisable to reserve your ticket one day in advance due to high demand.
  • In the low season, please arrive at the meeting point at least 30 minutes before the tour begins to reserve your ticket.
  • Please note that wheelchair users may not have access to all areas of the theater.



Directions to the Teatro La Fenice

From Venezia Santa Lucia main train station, it's approximately a 30-minute walk to Teatro La Fenice.

Alternatively, you can take water taxis Line 1 or Line 2 to the Rialto stop.



The Tour starts:
Campo S. Fantin, 1965, 30124 Venezia VE, Italy

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