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State Academical Mariinskiy Theatre

Pisareva St., 20, St. Petersburg 190121, Russia
+7 812 326-41-41
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The stage of this internationally renowned theater was graced by Russia's most celebrated classical performers in pre-Revolution days, and is today best known for its famous Kirov Ballet.
  • Excellent78%
  • Very good15%
  • Average4%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“swan lake” (66 reviews)
“russian ballet” (33 reviews)
“front row” (22 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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Pisareva St., 20, St. Petersburg 190121, Russia
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+7 812 326-41-41
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Absolutely worth the money (although it isn't expensive compared to Western European prices for opera tickets). We saw a wonderful rendition of Puccini's La Boheme, sung brilliantly and a beautiful decor as well. Really cool.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It is said that this is the second best ballet company in the world, after the Bolshoi of Moscow. I am no judge, but the ballet performance was amazing. It was performed in a traditional (old style) and intimate theater venue. We were spoiled with...More

Thank Ian H
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Best theater I’ve been in my life (and I’ve been to many). As you enter the building you get speechless. It’s an amazing place. I had the opportunity to watch an opera there and it was fantastic. It’s very expensive but worth every penny! I...More

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Reviewed 10 March 2018 via mobile

Went to theatre to see ballet. Not something I regularly do but I enjoyed it and it is a very grand venue. Book well in advance to get good seats. We were in a box but not front row and you want front row. Show...More

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Reviewed 13 February 2018

We have been there half a year ago, but I still remember how fantastic it was! Slight drawback is the seats, they were very uncomfortable for seating 3 hours performance

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Reviewed 4 February 2018 via mobile

Visited this beautiful old theatre on Russias Christmas Day. Beautiful auditorium and the ballet we saw was incredible.. had tears in my eyes a couple of times at the Beauty of this adaptation on the Nutcracker.

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Reviewed 9 January 2018 via mobile

And to be blunt my last, did not enjoy it at all, aside from the music which was stunning. We attended the nutcracker on our St. Petersburg trip. We were front and center, 8 rows back as we had arranged tickets online far in advance...More

Thank Andrew Y
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Reviewed 31 December 2017

Walked past Mariinskiy Theatre just to take a photo but were disappointed as it was partly under renovation.

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Reviewed 22 December 2017 via mobile

Omg. Time stopped for the second act. Pure tense tear moving ballet perfection. I bought a central corredor 6th row parterre in October for this December 23rd performance, so get your planning in shape for your internet tickets. The theater venue is mindwashing. Unfortunately the...More

Thank Giovanni L
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Reviewed 20 December 2017

St. Peteresburg is synonymous with the Hermitage and the Winter Palace. But as the cultural capital of Russia, I think the Mariinsky theatre is also synonymous with St. Petersburg as well. This was where the Imperial Ballet that fostered so much talent existed. When my...More

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WeLoveSmuggs
25 May 2017|
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Response from Sachin0408 | Reviewed this property |
Dear Fellow Traveller - Unfortunately there are no tours for the public. You need to possess a ticket for a running show to enter and witness the grandeur of the theatre.
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janefirth4
23 May 2017|
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Brilliant, thanks for that. I have managed to get tickets so we are all good to go!
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