Today, La Scala can seat a total of 2,015 people. Originally it had five tiers of boxes, but in 1909, the fifth tier was transformed into the first gallery with the removal of the separating walls between one box and another.

The second gallery, just below the vault, is the famous “loggione”, where the keenest opera fans head because it is the part of the Theatre in which the acoustics allow the listener to hear the singers and the orchestra best.

The boxes are not all the same: on the second and third levels there are fifteen in which traces of the original decoration can still be found, and which in some cases dates back to the intervention of the scene designer Alessandro Sanquirico in the early nineteenth century.