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Bolshoi Theatre

1 Teatralnyy proyezd, Moscow, Russia
095/292-0050
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Ranked #33 of 1,447 Attractions in Moscow
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Theaters, Ballets, Operas, Architectural Buildings
Owner description: The oldest theater in Moscow, rebuilt following a fire and later a hurricane, is magnificent both inside and out, and its resident opera and ballet... more » Owner description: The oldest theater in Moscow, rebuilt following a fire and later a hurricane, is magnificent both inside and out, and its resident opera and ballet troupes rate among the finest in the world. « less
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Prague, Czech Republic
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266 reviews 266 reviews
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68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

Majestic! Awesome!! Breathtaking!!! Whenever i am in Moscow i always stay at Petrovka Street, the same Street adjacent to Bolshoi, overlooking Bolshoi Restaurant (the back of Bolshoi theater). It's never boring, in almost 20 years of travelling to Moscow this is a place that gives me goose-bumps. Everything everywhere; the surrounding, side street, inside the theater etc

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

We saw Onedin and the show was fantastic. It seemed that there are no bad seats in the house, but ours were on the lower level and we did not see the upper levels. There were two intermissions, and during the first one we went to get a drink. The menu had no prices in English and the bar tenders... More

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Tehran, Iran
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014 via mobile

The title does not carry an ounce of exaggeration. The Bolshoi is the most magical place on earth. I visited for the first time when I was 15 and we saw Swan Lake and that experience had a massive impact on my life. In an instant I realized there was an artist trapped inside me :) Russia has a lot... More

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New York, New York, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

One of my favorites to see shows when I am in Moscow :) There is a reason this is one of Moscow's places to see!

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Geneva, Switzerland
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101 reviews 101 reviews
31 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014 via mobile

Premium seating made La Traviata a fantastic experience. The theatre itself is a must see and is just spectacular. The scenes were greatly designed and the accessoires even included a horse with carriage! The orchestra delivered execptionally well. The male characters outperformed the weaker female ones which lead to a slight disbalance. The big disappointment was the dresscode. Shorts, jeans... More

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Moscow, Russia
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43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

We gawked at all the gold and light fixtures, the royal box, the grand drape - amazing opulence. AND the ballet production of "The Nutcracker" matched the elegant venue. Graceful and beautiful staging - athletic and perfect technique from accomplished dancers - lavish costuming and stage sets - creative staging that created heavenly visuals. Have never seen anything like it.... More

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Amman, Jordan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

One beautiful theater that should not be missed. Although shows can be expensive, the experience and ambiance are great.

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

I didn't think I'd be a fan of ballet but seeing the Bolshoi made me a convert. We had tickets to see Corsair - the theatre itself is beautiful, so if you're unable to see the ballet itself, go and do a tour. If you do see a show and end up on the top tier like we were, made... More

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Istanbul, Turkey
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

We bought the tickets online before goind to Russia. We watched Tsar's Bride. It was quite long but beautiful. The atmosphere makes you feel exclusive.

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Geneva, Switzerland
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364 helpful votes 364 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

I had the chance to visit the Bolshoi Theater in 2006, meaning before its renovation. The spectacle shown was great and amazing. In July 2014, I came back to see the renovated building, look on the photos which I will soon add to my review how beautiful it looks like now. I will most probably be back there and hopefully... More

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