Old classic theater, founded 150 years ago. Beautiful interiors, exquisite and famous artists repertura. The spirit of the 19th century
Since I was tiny I remember my grandmother raving about Russian ballet, so this was an essential visit when we came to St Petersburg. And it didn't disappoint at all - even my husband, who isn't bothered about ballet, enjoyed it (though he admits to nodding off a couple of times - it is pretty hot in there). We saw... More
This was a perfect venue for seeing the ballet. With the tiered seating, everyone had a wonderful view of the stage and the orchestra. So much better than a lot of theaters where the tiers are far removed from the stage. This was made even better that we were here for a private ballet performance while on an Azamara cruise... More
Beautiful theatre and reasonably easy to get tickets at short notice for an opera performance. The price was reasonable (for opera) although the actual performance wasn't that wonderful although the chorus were good. Food and drink good but expensive
Very easy to order tickets online prior to our trip. Once there it was an amazing experience and a perfect place for our first ballet, Swan Lake. There are many ballets in St P, but why go anywhere else?
I attended a ballet at this theatre. In the Soviet era it was called the Maly (small) Theatre, and was the venue for more experimental works, while the Kirov was strictly traditional. The evening I attended, the dancers were incredible athletes who moved gracefully, providing a visual counterpoint to Bach's intricate music performed by live orchestra and singers. The performance... More
This is an exquisite small theatre and we were lucky anough to see a superb performance of the ballet Romeo and Juliet. If you want to experience the world of ballet in St Petersburg and the passionate audiences, this is the place to go - the beauty of the auditorium, the elegance of the audience, the exquisite upstairs salon where... More
Saw "Flames of Paris" here and enjoyed the setting as much as the ballet, but be sure to go to the Marinsky.
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