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Seating Plan & Practical Advice when attending San Carlo Teatro, Naples

The Naples Opera House, San Carlo, has a fantastic range of operas for eleven months of the year, only closing for the August heat.  The schedule is normally released around August time, when you can then choose your opera(s) from November to the following October. These range from well-known gems to more refined classics. There is also the option of attending the ballet either independently or combined with an opera.

For your Teatro San Carlo opera visit, there are actually a whopping ten different ticket categories to choose from! For those wanting to be on the ground, you can choose from the Super Stall (yellow on the below schematic), Stall Gold (light blue) or Stall (green). For the very best level, there is the Super Stall Gold (light pink), however, these are usually reserved for any visiting VIPs so getting hold of these is very last minute. But, we prefer the Super Stall anyway (yellow) which are right next to the Super Stall Gold and have a more central position of the stage. These are just far back enough with the orchestra pit between the stalls and the stage, so that you can enjoy all the fantastic sets in full detail. 

For any wheelchair users, the Stall (green) section has room allocated to suit your requirements perfectly.

If however, you want to look at the other categories which are above the ground, then you have the 1st & 2nd Tier Central Boxes (red), the 1st & 2nd Tier Side Boxes (dark pink), the 3rd & 4th Central boxes (orange), the 3rd & 4th Tier Side Boxes (dark blue), the 5th & 6th Tier Balconies (grey) and finally the Listening only Seats (black).

All of the stall seats offer a perfect, unrestricted view of the stage as do the front row of all of the box options. However, if sitting further back from the front row in the boxes, there are restrictions.

We guarantee that whichever seating position you opt for (and we recommend the Super Stall!), you will be seated together with your travel companions. You need to be in your seats at least 30 mins prior to the performance beginning.

The opera and ballet times do vary ranging from the earliest at 5pm to the latest at 8pm, and you are expected to be in your seats at least 30mins prior to the performance beginning. Please note you are not allowed to take photos or video once the opera/ballet starts.

There is a gift shop where you can purchase the libretto, music and any other souvenirs when you arrive at Teatro San Carlo.

The dress code is smart/casual and presentable, especially for the higher category tickets. Denim is not permitted.

As the opera season encompasses most months of the year, you should pack according to the season, which in winter would average around 6c, autumn 14c, spring 20c and summer around 30c. As the Teatro San Carlo is an indoor event the performance always takes place.

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