We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Book In Advance
All photos (2,444)
Full view
Certificate of Excellence
Traveler Overview
  • Excellent76%
  • Very good19%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travelers talk about
“opera house”(255 reviews)
“royal box”(136 reviews)
“audio guide”(179 reviews)
This world famous opera house, burned to the ground in 1996, has been rebuilt amongst much scandal and drama: its modern beauty and complex history ensure its place among the most celebrated monuments in Italian history.
Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
Campo San Fantin | San Marco 1965, 30124 Venice, Italy
San Marco
+39 041 786654
Improve This Listing
Ways to Experience Teatro La Fenice
from $23.12
More Info
from $25.43
More Info
from $36.99
More Info
Reviews (4,039)
Filter reviews
1,577 results
Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
More languages
Show reviews that mention
All reviews opera house royal box audio guide beautiful theatre box seats madame butterfly maria callas city of falling angels box office don giovanni english subtitles great opera italian opera second row opera lover front row own pace
Updating list...
1 - 10 of 1,577 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

Capodanno New Year’s Day concert 2019, and all the concerts before, since it was rebuilt, to its majestic self. Truly a wonderful building that brings to us all a feast of musical magic. Theatre, opera, concerts, an experience that will leave you wanting....

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank saturnia
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Brought my mum to the world famous opera house to see Shakespeare in Venice. Didn't start well when they made us all queue outside in the cold street until 11.45 before they opened the doors for the noon performance. Next, no cloakroom facility offered. Take...More

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank Sven_goran_erikson
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Probably one of best and most impressive musical events I have ever attended in the last 50 years. Teatro La Fenice is a beautiful theater, just the right size. A wonderful program, with much more variation then other New Year’s concerts, a fine orchestra and...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank jeanpierref879
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Went there on my short stay in Venice , was a great experience to see where maria Callas has performed many times, a great achitecture, Loved this place , Recommended if U happen to be In Venice

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Gastronomicius
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I've been here with my husband for New Year's Eve Concert of Dec. 31st, 2018. I have been crying from end to finish with emotions pouring out of my heart! The location is AMAZING, beautiful, enchanting, and the concert is the best music you will...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank DianaTedoldi
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A must-see. You get an audio guide at the entrance which explains the history of the theatre. The theatre itself is amazingly beautiful, and you can even sit in the royal box.

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank Naomi B
Reviewed December 19, 2018

We did the tour for the second time. Well worth the money, 11 euros each. What a beautiful theatre. Quite enjoyed watching them getting the lighting right for that night's Macbeth from the Royal Box.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Keith D
Reviewed December 17, 2018

Oh my goodness, you need to visit this building. I will say though, I looked up, on a discussion board on TripAdvisor, and it indicated that the theatre was free if you do a "self-guided tour." This was not the case for us; perhaps, the...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank Suzie A
Reviewed November 26, 2018 via mobile

A night at La Fenice which has risen from the ashes on several occasions was successful not least because I survived the experience intact. It was the first night of the opera season and the first night of Verdi’s Macbeth. Amazing performance, wonderful experience.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Davidfirving
Reviewed November 22, 2018

Great audio tour an terrific history to this theatre. Stunning to see the beauty of the auditorium. Not to long so manageable if tired or worried it could take a long time. Hour an half felt right. Needs a little decoration in foyer an seats...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank EastSussexVisitors
View more reviews
San Marco
The most famous sestiere (district) in Venice has one
of the world's most famous squares, St. Mark's (Piazza
San Marco). Anchored on one end by the basilica,
clustered around it are restaurants, museums, shops,
orchestras playing in the square, pigeons, the grand
pink Doge’s Palace (Palazzo Ducale), the soaring
campanile bell tower, an astrological clock tower,
plus gorgeous cafes and restaurants like Florian and
Nearby HotelsSee all 393 nearby hotels
Al Theatro Palace
94 reviews
.02 miles away
Hotel dell'Opera
617 reviews
.03 miles away
Hotel La Fenice Et Des Artistes
777 reviews
.03 miles away
Hotel Kette
1,321 reviews
.04 miles away
Nearby RestaurantsSee all 1,618 nearby restaurants
Caffe Al Teatro
10 reviews
.01 miles away
Pizzeria L'Angelo
207 reviews
.09 miles away
Caffe Centrale
809 reviews
.06 miles away
La Caravella
1,944 reviews
.07 miles away
Nearby AttractionsSee all 1,460 nearby attractions
8 reviews
.07 miles away
Rio Tera' dei Assassini
6 reviews
.07 miles away
Palazzo Marin
6 reviews
.07 miles away
Questions & Answers
Ask a question
December 30, 2018|
AnswerShow all 4 answers
Response from lazs2014 | Reviewed this property |
Yes, you need to by a ticket and then go to the bar to collect your drink and it is very busy, so buy before is good advice. Have a great time, it is a wonderful theatre.
December 30, 2018|
AnswerShow all 4 answers
Response from Davidfirving | Reviewed this property |
For Macbeth there were 2 intervals. There were drinks available.
October 3, 2018|
AnswerShow all 8 answers
Response from FrenchCactus | Reviewed this property |
Having done both (box in 1st floor and seat in row D), I highly recommend row D. You have a better view of the stage and are closer to the orchestra.
Google Translation
Travel Forum Posts
Perth, Australia
Problems with buying tickets online at Teatro La Fenice (6 Replies)
I have tried to purchase tickets to the opera from their own website but after I put in my credit card details it just went back to the payment page and didn't go onto the confirmation page. It said that the booking was still awaiting confirmation. I sent an urgent email and it was read but not responded to. Several hours later the booking was listed as expired so I did it again, for the same seats, but the same thing happened. I sent another urgent email. I am worried that it got as far as...More
June 18, 2014|
Response fromRosa503|
I remember past posts about Viva ticket or another ticket company not processing cards it was some time ago though. If it is the Fenice direct try calling possibly.
Tracy, CA
Recommendation for early dinner near Teatro La Fenice? (5 Replies)
We have an 8pm show at Teatro La Fenice next month. Can anyone recommend a good place to have an early dinner, ~6pm, nearby? Thanks in advance, happy travels.
May 03, 2018|
Response fromangelina1813|
I second that notion went there last night and rhe stuffed ravioli and Teramisu was phenomenal
Western NC
Mother taking youngest (19 y.o.) son to Venice (10 Replies)
Hi - My youngest son (19 years old) and I are planning to visit Venice from Dec 29 - Jan 3 and I was hoping for some advice. My son wanted to visit Italy because he has been taking Italian in college - so, we chose Venezia. He is not particularly interested in culture, but will attend anything as long as mom is paying, so, I have booked places at the Musica A Pallazo on January 1 (they are performing Rigoletto or Barber of Seville - I forget which one). He is actually looking forward...More
December 12, 2013|
Response fromocpony|
I didn't attend a performance, however, I did visit the Teatro - absolutely gorgeous and well worth the admission fee. If memory serves me, there's a audio guide that takes you thru. tripadvisor.com/Attraction_Review-g187870-d2… IMO, if you want to attend a performance by all means do so, if your son want to join you all the better. He's 19 and can certainly explore Venice on his own while you're taking in an experience you appear to be interested in doing. Venice is very safe. I did go...More