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The Alexandrinsky Theater

Ostrovskogo Square, 6, St. Petersburg 191023, Russia
+7 812 312-15-45
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The legendary Alexandrinsky Theatre, fully titled as the Russian State Academic A.S. Pushkin Drama Theatre, is the oldest national theatre in Russia. Established in August, 30 1756, by Peter the Great’s daughter Empress Elizabeth, it became the common ancestor of all future Russian theatres, so the date it was founded on is recognised as the Birthday of professional theatre in Russia.
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Ostrovskogo Square, 6, St. Petersburg 191023, Russia
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

A beautiful small theater with very clean and well kept interior. The ceiling is beautiful. It was difficult to get around inside as the signs were in Russian and every foreign visitor seemed lost so I’d recommend that the management make a small effort to...More

Thank chamara w
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Reviewed 6 days ago

We booked two tickets through a tour company. Although the price was very high but we got taxi ride to pick up and drop off. We got box seats with nice view. It was a great experience. There were some tourists, but all appreciate ballet...More

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Reviewed 6 days ago

went to visit the ballet pre booked seats 3rd row back , middle isle seat gap then friends booked other side of the isle was so disappointed ,as they put another chair next to me ,made isle narrower could not understand as plenty of empty...More

Thank tina w
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

While visiting Russia for the FIFA World Cup, I was coerced into attending Swan Lake ballet by my wife & daughters. The pageantry & performance thoroughly entertained them. The Alexandrinsky Theatre was very impressive. To fully enjoy the experience, arrive early. Refreshments can not be...More

Thank Edward K
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

As a Swan lake performance is a must have during your visit in St Peters we went to the Alexandrinsky Theatre. Tickets were booked two hours on advance with some help from the hotel reception. The Théâtre is amazing and despite its age, still in...More

Thank Robert-Jan1972
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Theatre is extremely beautiful, experience a true classic theatre. The theatre is huge and spacious. Went to watch my first ballet "Swan Lake" and the performance was astounding same goes for the live orchestra acoustics. I bought the tickets from Alexandrinsky Theatre's website which...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The Swan Lake ballet performance was great, I enjoyed it much. Seating arrangement wasn’t very comfortable though, need to twist body to see performance as I was seated behind the stalls on the semi circle seat arrangement.

Thank Joni H
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Reviewed 13 July 2018

We were taken here as an included tour from our Viking River Cruise boat to see St Petersburg Ballet perform Swan Lake. I have never seen a ballet before, but I was mesmerised throughout and all the other people in our group said they really...More

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Reviewed 12 July 2018

We booked the show 2 months in advance directly from the Theater website. It is in Russian and requires translation but the direct translation function in Google Chrome was all what needed. The rates in this site were much lower and we booked a box...More

Thank Yossi D
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Reviewed 11 July 2018

This theatre hall is amazing, A huge stage, velvet curtains and magnificent chandalerrs.I saw there the swan lake , a ballet performed in the most proffesional way. I was amazed by the reaction of the audience : dozens of flowers buckets were brought to the...More

Thank 320Shula
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Ivor L
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Response from Marinebul | Reviewed this property |
It is enough to be 15 minutes earlier before the performance
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Response from johnboyPeterborough | Reviewed this property |
Hi Yes there is an excellent live orchestra john
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Jeanette H
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Response from Kerryn72 | Reviewed this property |
You can order online....the balconies were 3500 rubble per ticket- there are 4-5 seats per balcony. I was in #13 it was towards the left hand side of the stage. seat 1 and 3 were at the front- I had seat 4 behind seat 2 and... More
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