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Bolshoi Theatre

1 Teatralnyy proyezd, Moscow, Russia
095/292-0050
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Ranked #30 of 1,384 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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Geneva, Switzerland
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147 reviews 147 reviews
44 attraction reviews
355 helpful votes 355 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

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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London, Canada
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW via mobile

Two hour tour twice a week in English & Russian...500RUB...worth every penny. Go early to line up as they limit each tour to 15 people. (The Bolshoi Ballet is currently on tour in New York) Seating for 1710 people and every performance is sold out 3 months in advance. The decor is sheer elegance...plush red velvet and gold everywhere. A... More

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South Florida, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

A work of art in itself the building is an example of russian opulence and excess. The decorations are breathtaking. The sound was very good. While we expected toxedoes and black ties I believe that a decent jacket will suffice. Lots of foreigners and relatively friendly people. The balet tickets where excessively expensive at aprox. $300 a piece so we... More

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São Paulo, SP
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

The theater is beautiful both out and inside. I watched a superb performance of the Bolshoi Ballet main cast here and will never forget it.

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Falkirk, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
8 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

+ Stunning exterior and interior; incredible performance; a great experience on the evening of our 25th wedding anniversary - Bar prices were super expensive.

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

There are only two English tours a week, one on Friday and the other on Monday. The spaces are very limited and you cannot purchase tickets ahead of time. There is a terrible crush at the door to try and get one of the few tickets. There should be a better way to do this! Once you are inside, you... More

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Hong Kong, China
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22 reviews 22 reviews
7 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

It was one of the most amazing performances. I had attended a lot of theatre performances - in SF, LA, NY, HK, Milan, Florence, Vienna, and Berlin. The Bolshoi theatre really standout. We saw Lady of the Camelia that night. If you go online, Be sure to buy tickets only from the official website just to be safe. There are... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

If like me you find the cost of tickets to see a show at the Bolshoi Old Theatre prohibitive, why not take a comprehensive guided tour for 500 rubles. The problem is there are only 2 tours per week, that is right 2! and you cannot book ahead. The current tour status is Monday and Friday, at 12:30 pm for... More

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Kandy, Sri Lanka
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Prior to returning to Hong Kong after completing the Trans-Siberian Railway Tour (9,288 km in total), I spent one night in Moscow. Apart from taking a leisurely afternoon tea in the cafe near Red Square, on my friend's persuasion, I bought a ticket of 6,000 rubles for the opera "Don Carlo" at the Bolshoi Theater. I was impressed with the... More

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Co Antrim
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

We saw Bizet's Carmen at the New Stage - more intimate than the Historic Stage but a wonderful experience. From the moment of entry it felt like being in a different world - from the snacks and drinks in the bar ( never mind the process!) to the helpful cloakroom staff there was a VIP feel throughout. Great seats in... More

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