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Hermitage Theater

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Dvortsovaya Emb., 34, St. Petersburg 191186, Russia
+7 812 985-20-45
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Reviewed 1 week ago

On my recent trip to St Petersburg I had the pleasure of attending a performance of Swan Lake in the Hermitage Theatre. I enjoyed every minute of it, but must say the best seats are in the back, that was where I was sitting. So...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank irenesworldtravels
Reviewed 23 October 2018 via mobile

Fantastic show in an intimate theater. Tips: go early, at least an hour before the start which is usually 7:30. The seats are unnumbered and side seats may be poor. Tour groups show up and take a lot of seats. Also, do not purchase a...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Henry V
Reviewed 21 September 2018

Saw swan lake ballet which was excellent but the theater sold too many tickets and there wasn’t enough seats for everyone to sit as there are no assigned seats. We were squished in like sardines which made for a very bad bad experience. I paid...More

Date of experience: September 2018
2  Thank Tellit_Likeit_Iz
Reviewed 8 September 2018 via mobile

I'm writing this during the second intermission of a Swan Lake performance. The orchestra and the principal dancers are excellent, especially Odette, and the intimate venue makes for a great way to see the dancers' expressions. However, as many reviews have stated, there are many...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank tttyan
Reviewed 29 August 2018

I went there to see Swan Lake. It was really bad experience. Theater is small and overcrowded. It seems they had people sitting almost in orchestra pit, just behind the conductor. There is no air conditioner and it was very hot and stuffy. I felt...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank LeVi000
Reviewed 24 August 2018 via mobile

Visited the Hermitage Theatre tonight to see Swan Lake. Gorgeous setting and excellent performance. It’s ‘free seating’, so get there early and choose seats near to the rear and centre for the best views!

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank SteveJR2016
Reviewed 24 August 2018

It is an amazong tiny theater constructed for Catherine the Great. Watched Swan Lake - not the Bolshoi but not bad either.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank czmdivenut
Reviewed 19 August 2018

Not to be recommended. Audience was 95% Asian, who in spite of being asked many times not to take photos insisted on photographing, videoing and texting. Standard of performance left much to be desired, tickets were very expensive and we came away feeling we had...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank Elizabeth R
Reviewed 30 July 2018

This is a wonderful experience, but the tickets weren't cheap and I have to confess that I've seen a better ballet in London and Birmingham! However, it's an excellent performance in a wonderful venue. Horrified at the number of people who kept switching on their...More

Date of experience: May 2018
2  Thank platpeeps
Reviewed 21 July 2018

This performance of Swan Lake was in a lovely small theater in the Hermitage with curved cushioned seating. We were sitting on the side, about half-way up, but could see everyone on stage easily. No photos were allowed. The dancers were good, but not great,...More

Date of experience: October 2017
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31 March 2018|
Response from Huldufolk | Reviewed this property |
No. You shouldn't bring luggage.
18 September 2016|
Response from 363bev | Reviewed this property |
It is quite touristy, but the building and area is so iconic that you expect it to be busy. Seeing a ballet in Russia in the Hermitage is what makes it special not necessarily the ballet, particularly if you don't like... More