Massimo Opera House

Big stairs framed in palms: it's the hall of the third biggest theater in Europe, after the Opéra National in Paris and the Staatsoper of Wien

A stunning art of work where everyday tourists meet each other in what is considered an unmissable place to be in the center of the city.

The history of the theatre 

The symbol of beauty and majesty of Palermo, built in 1875 by the palermitan architecture Giovan Battista Filippo Basile in a neoclassic style.

Going in you will be embraced by a big and elegant room with 14 doors and one of that lead to the heart of the theatre, a powerful and breathtaking semi-circular place big 450mq with a series of frescoes by Luigi Di Giovanni, Michele Cortigiani, Rocco Lentini e Ettore De Maria Bergler.

Teatro Massimo is not just a theatre 

The perfect place for opera performances that also hosts a library, a coffee shop and some more rooms dedicated to private events. Teatro Massimo is an unmissable place to see!

There's a fee for entrance as well as a time schedule.

Did you know?

During Christmas days, the long stairs are literally covered with a typical red Christmas plant which gives it to it more splendor.

This is also the theater where the last scene of The Godfather the film by Francis Ford Coppola was shoot. You can feel the atmosphere walking on the stairs where Al Pacino was crying.

In order to know all the shows, check the program