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St. Petersburg Opera and Ballet Theaters


Mariinsky Theatre of Opera and Ballet | Мариинский Театр Оперы и Балета
Mariinsky Theatre of Opera and Ballet

Guests of the city consider it an obligation and a pleasure to visit the Mariinsky Theatre. Both the ballet and opera companies are acknowledged as some of the best in the world. If you are visiting St. Petersburg in June, we suggest you to visit the theatre during its festival "The Stars of the White Nights". The performances at this prestigious theatre really do live up to expectations.

In May 2013, the Mariinsky 2 opened its doors. A newly built theatre with one of the largest auditoriums in the world will mainly stage operas due to the perfect acoustic conditions.

To purchase tickets, please contact us and tell us the dates that interest you.

1, Teatralnaya Pl.

(812) 326-41-41
www.mariinsky.ru
Metro: Nevsky Prospekt/Gostiny Dvor

How to get there

Go to either Nevsky Prospekt or Gostiny Dvor metro and then take a No. 22 bus or No. 5 trolleybus to Teatralnaya Ploshchad.

Mussorgsky State Academic Opera and Ballet | Театр Оперы и Балета им. Мусоргского
Mussorgsky State Academic Opera and Ballet

The Mussorgsky Theatre has had a few names over its history, starting in 1833 as the Mikhailovsky Theatre. Its name was changed to the Maly Opera Theatre in 1918 before being changed again to its current name of the Mussorgsky Theatre in 1989, however nowadays most people still refer to it as the Mikhailovsky Theatre.. Here you will have the opportunity to see the works of Prokofiev, Shostakovich, Khachaturyan, Schedrin and other world-renowned composers.

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1, Iskusstv Pl.
(812) 595-43-05
www.mikhailovsky.ru
Metro: Nevsky Prospekt

How to get there

Exit metro Nevsky Prospect through the Griboedov Canal exit and make a right. Walk along the embankment then take the next right onto Italianskaya (Италянская) Ulitsa. Walk along the street until you face Iskusstv Ploshchad. On the left, there is an entrance to the theatre.

Opera and Ballet Theatre of the St. Petersburg Conservatory | Театр Оперы и Балета Консерватории им. Римского-Корсакова
Opera and Ballet Theatre of the St. Petersburg Conservatory

The theatre’s building was constructed in 1783 and originally called the "Big Stone Theatre". This was Catherine the Great’s favourite theatre. In 1836, the theatre held the premiere of Glinka’s opera ‘Life for the tsar’. In 1988, the theatre took on the added role of being a conservatory. Nowadays, one can see opera and ballet performances with many famous international artists. The theatre is also used for concerts, competitions and festivals.

To purchase tickets, please contact us and tell us the dates that interest you.

3, Teatralnaya Pl.
(812) 312-25-07
Metro: Nevsky Prospekt/Gostiny Dvor

How to get there

Go to either Nevsky Prospect or Gostiny Dvor metro and then take a No. 22 bus or No. 5 trolleybus to Teatralnaya Ploshchad.

Tachkin Ballet Theatre | Театр балета К.Тачкина
Tachkin Ballet Theatre

The Tachkin Ballet Theatre was established in 1994, so it is young in comparison to the other theatres in St. Petersburg. Despite its youth, it continues to develop the traditions of classical Russian ballet. The teachers are ex-soloists and performers of the Mariinsky Theatre. The theatre has already performed tours in the USA, UK, Germany, Spain and Belgium, among other countries. The theatre’s performers have become prize-winners of prestigious international ballet competitions. The theatre’s repertoire includes such masterpieces as "Giselle", "Don Quixote", "Swan Lake" and others. Moreover, the theatre performs a ballet by American choreographer Peggy Willis called "Diamond". Many spectators say that that theatre has the unity of style and refinement in its productions that can only be achieved in St. Petersburg. Be warned: tickets for popular events are usually sold out weeks in advance!

To purchase tickets, please contact us and tell us the dates that interest you.

20, Liteiny Prospect
(812) 578-86-27
www.spbt.ru
Metro: Mayakovskaya

How to get there

From metro Mayakovskaya cross Nevsky Prospekt. Here turn left and continue walking until you come across Liteiny Prospect (the second right). Turn right into Liteiny and after a few minutes you will see the theatre.

The Hermitage Theatre | Эрмитажный Театр
The Hermitage Theatre

The Hermitage Theatre is one of the oldest theatres in Russia and was built by order of Catherine the Great in 1782-1785. Its unusual auditorium was designed to resemble an amphitheatre, the walls and columns decorated with coloured imitation marble. Many celebrated artists, writers and musicians have worked here over the year. The ticketing system doesn’t give a specific seat number when you buy a ticket, so make sure that you arrive in time to get one of the best seats in the house!

To purchase tickets, please contact us and tell us the dates that interest you.

34, Dvortsovaya nab
(812) 710-90-30
Metro: Admiralteyskaya

How to get there

Exit metro and walk towards Palace Square. The entrance to the theatre is from the Dvortsovaya embankment, behind the Hermitage museum.

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