The San Carlo is the Neapolitan Opera and Ballet House established in 1737 by King Charles of Bourbon.  The architect was Giovanni Antonio Medrano, who was very active in the city.  The building was connected to the north wing of the Royal Palace and became an important centre of the artistic and musical life in Naples and it still is today.  In 1810 Joachim Murat made some changes to the façade, adding an arched portico decorated with classical motifs.  In 1816 the theatre was damaged by fire and many restorations works were made.  

Today San Carlo is still one of the most important Opera Houses in Italy as well as its Ballet Academy.  If you fancy experiencing a night at the San Carlo, I suggest visiting the official website, for tickets, events calendar and dress code.  It is possible also to have a guided tour around the Opera House, including the superb Royal box.  There is also the MeMUS, the Multimedia Museum of Teatro San Carlo, which is not included in the guided tour ticket.  However, if you visit both you can buy the ticket for the museum at €3. 

Official website: Teatro San Carlo
via San Carlo 98/F - 80132 Napoli

Tel.: box office  +39 081 797 23 31 / 412 / 468


For events tickets see here on the official website of the Teatro San Carlo

Guided tours tickets:  +39 081 79 72 468 or email: 

San Carlo Theatre - € 7 / Concessions € 5 / Schools € 3

MeMUS, Multimedia Museum of Teatro San Carlo - € 6 or € 3 if you combine it with the visit into the theatre / Concessions € 5 / Schools € 3

Visit opening times:

Mon - Fri:  Morning 10.30 / 11.30 /  12.30 Afternoon: 14. 30 /  15.30 / 16.30

Nearest metro station: Linea 1 - MUNICIPIO or VIA TOLEDO / with the funicolare centrale - PIAZZA AUGUSTEO.