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Mikhailovsky Opera and Ballet Theater

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In 2001, the Mikhailovsky Theatre reclaimed its historic name, and in 2007, it was recognized as St. Petersburg's most prestigious musical theatre. Today, while preserving Russia's centuries-old musical theatre traditions, the Mikhailovsky Theatre...more
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Iskusstv ploshchad, d. 1, St. Petersburg 191186, Russia
+7 812 595-43-05
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Nutcracker is considered to be a Christmas treat but it’s almost impossible to get tickets around that time. You need to buy them well in advance if you want to visit in December. We really enjoyed the performance. My six-year-old son was very engaged...More

Date of experience: November 2018
46  Thank alinamummy
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I thought it was a beautiful modern Ballet Theater, however, being an outsider I was expecting different. We saw Spartacus which was great, only not what I was expecting in a Ballet, this was a first for me.

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank Lynn B
Reviewed 6 January 2019

The theatre is just what you'd expect - a beautifully decorated auditorium with the history of previous players & their costumes on display. Our family sat in The God's (but not quite the top level) and central to the stage - we had an uninterupted...More

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank Alan186346
Reviewed 4 January 2019

Went to see The Nutcracker here and was blown away, a trully splendid evening, theatre a sight to behold, a must visit.

Date of experience: December 2018
Reviewed 2 January 2019

This small but very impressive theater is a fantastic venue for ballet. We saw Cinderella, a ballet incorporating classical ballet and amazing technological scenery and props. We were totally awed!

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Patti627
Reviewed 30 December 2018 via mobile

We went to see the Nutcracker. We really enjoyed the performance and the facilities were great. Beautiful and clean theathre . Only disliked the queu in the break were it was impossible to get a drink before the second act.

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 2 October 2018

Saw a truly wonderful performance of 'Sleeing Beauty' - amazing costumes, astounding dancing, fab orchestra and all in a beautiful theatre. Would highly recommend booking to see the Mikhailovsky Ballet company if they are performing when you are in St Petersburg.

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 26 September 2018

As a ballet aficionado I could hardly wait and I wasn't disappointed. The musical accompaniment was much better than expected with a good size orchestra. Small theater so all seats were good and the smoked salmon sandwich I had at intermission to tide me over...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Sharon M
Reviewed 29 August 2018

Having never been to the ballet before, we decided to take the plunge with Swan Lake in the composers home town. The sets were superb, the dancing excellent, and the (well known) music of course beautiful! The theatre got quite stuffy by the end of...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Frecbe
Reviewed 15 August 2018 via mobile

Went with our Viking cruise and absolutely loved it, the theatre is beautiful and the ballet which I thought I would never enjoy was breathtaking, I actually understood the story of Swan Lake and enjoyed it immensely. Must see.

Date of experience: August 2018
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19 February 2017|
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Response from maniunchik | Reviewed this property |
I think your seats will be just fine. I personally prefer stalls circle, but i am sure you won't have any problem seeing the stage from where you are at. And of course your wife can keep her handbag. Enjoy!!! It is a... More
13 November 2016|
Response from margaritasat5 | Reviewed this property |
i sat in a box with 3 others. it's a bit crowded. we didn't know the other couple, but they were nice enough to let me sit up front. there's really only enough room for 2 in front, and then 2 behind. the people that sit... More
23 October 2016|
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Response from margaritasat5 | Reviewed this property |
business casual. i wore dress slacks and a cute sweater, my husband wore dress pants with a sports coat. some women wore dressy dresses, and some men wore suits. i didn't see any jeans or other casual clothing worn by... More