Guided tour of the Pavarotti-Freni Municipal Theater

Guided tour of the Pavarotti-Freni Municipal Theater

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The Pavarotti-Freni Municipal Theater in Modena gives the public an opportunity to discover its secrets, history, production spaces and architecture, thanks to a calendar of guided tours for citizens and tourists.

What you can expect from this experience:

  • You will go on a "behind-the-scenes" tour of one of Italy's most treasured theaters
  • You will learn about its history
  • you will visit different rooms including the lobby, the stalls, the stage, the ridotto, and areas usually not accessible such as Tailoring and Set Design Room

The Municipal Theater of Modena was inaugurated in 1841 as the Theater of the Most Illustrious Community. Throughout history it has preserved its beauty intact and has not undergone any significant structural transformation. Its current appearance is the result of a careful historical-conservative restoration that has restored it to its original splendor by bringing it up to modern safety standards. The acoustic excellence, value and elegance of the artifact make it one of Italy's most valuable theaters. A Theatre of Tradition, it is one of the most productive opera houses nationwide and annually offers one of the richest schedules in the region with opera, ballet and concert seasons from autumn to late spring. The theater's set design workshop is one of the oldest in Italy and the only one to be preserved in its historic location. Scenes are painted and built here and exported all over the world, from China to the United States, Spain, Korea, France and Japan.

Upcoming guided tours

Guided tours at 3 p.m. and 4:30 p.m
Saturday, January 20
Saturday, February 17
Saturday, March 16
Saturday, April 13
Saturday, May 18

Participation fee:

€ 10 per person for adults
€ 8 per person for children 6 to 12 years old
Free for children up to 5 years old

The visit is held in Italian. The visit is activated upon reaching 6 registered participants. For groups, it is possible to request the visit on different days and times by checking availability by writing to

Part of the tour itinerary, particularly the Scenography Room is not accessible to wheelchair users.

Safe visit:

the group will consist of a maximum of 10 people.

Cancellation by the Municipal Theater:

Visits will be confirmed upon reaching at least 6 registrants by the day before the visit. If the minimum number is not reached, the visit will be cancelled. The visit ticket will be charged to the credit card entered at the time of booking only in case of confirmation and activation of the guided tour.

The Municipal Theater reserves the right to cancel the visit in case of force majeure. In this case, the visitor may choose to receive a refund of the fee paid or alternatively a voucher of equal value to book the visit on another date or other visits of equal value.

Cancellation by the visitor:

Once the ticket for the guided tour has been purchased, in case of cancellation by the visitor, no refund will be possible.

For cancellations notified to at least one week in advance of the date booked for the visit, it will be possible to obtain a voucher of the same value as the cancelled ticket in order to purchase the visit on another date among those scheduled or to book an activity of equal value on this site.

Activity organized by the Fondazione Teatro Comunale and the Municipality of Modena with the technical support of Modenatur.