The House of Music

Parma - Piazzale S. Francesco, 1

The House of Music


Entry price: € 2.00
schools, students, children 14 and over 65 reduced 1 €; Free disabled. The ticket entitles you to entry at a reduced price to the Royal Theatre.


Always open
Wednesday to Friday 10-14 and by appointment afternoons. Saturday 10-18, Sunday 14-18


Telephone: +39 0521 031170
FAX: +39 0521 031106

Hosted in the recently restored Renaissance building known as Cusani Palace, the House of Music is today an international reference point for music research and documentation.

It houses the main music institutions of the town, such as the Historical Archive of Theatre Regio, the International Research Center on Music Periodicals (CIRPeM), the Musicology Department of the University of Parma and the Label, the electroacoustics laboratory of House of Sound.

Among the services of the House of Music worth noting are the Multimedia Museum Opera on stage. A journey through music theatre in Parma, displaying four centuries of opera history in town, and the Library of the Institution House of Music. Moreover the Laboratory for music divulgation La.di.Mus has the aim of promoting meetings on music history and listening experiences for secondary schools and all citizens.

The House of Music also hosts facilities also include a Concert Hall with a Steinway piano dedicated to concerts and presentations, an Auditorium for educational purposes and the Cafeteria Caffè del Prato open from Monday to Saturday from 9.00am to 6.00pm.

Opera on stage: multimedia museum
It displays four centuries of opera in Parma thanks to objects, posters, photos, videos, music and information technology. Dedicated to a wide range of visitors, students as well as opera lovers and experts, the Museum is divided into four halls: two of them focusing on the development of music theatre in Parma and its protagonists and two dedicated to Giuseppe Verdi and its relationship with the town and its culture.

The museum is equipped with SeSaMoNet, a guide and navigation system that allows visually impaired people to listen to images and documents on display through a special stick with a Rfid reader given at the entrance.

The museum staff can lead the visitors in guided tours, even in English, French, German, Spanish and Japanese.

Source: local Staff Parma


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