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Bolshoi Theatre

Address: 1 Teatralnyy proyezd, Moscow, Russia
Phone Number: 095/292-0050
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Small-Group Moscow City Walking Tour
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Ranked #29 of 486 Activities in Moscow
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Architectural Buildings, Ballets, Operas, Theaters, Sights & Landmarks, Theater & Concerts
Owner description: The oldest theater in Moscow, rebuilt following a fire and later a...
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Type: Architectural Buildings, Ballets, Operas, Theaters, Sights & Landmarks, Theater & Concerts
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.
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

I love to see and hear all sorts of plays in worldwide known theaters and Bolshoi definitely is a must go, even if u only sit on the highest balcony, and hardly see through someone in front, the music still gets you!

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Ljubljana, Slovenia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

Nice place, but overpriced when compared to Mariinsky Theatre in St.Petersburg. If you get a nice price ok, but otherwise I would not go. They have two scenes, the old one (much bigger and expensive) and the new one. They both have beautiful interior, but best ballet is usually played only on the old scene (which is more expensive)

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Dhahran, Saudi Arabia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

My family and I went to Bolshoi Ballet on our trip to Moscow in December of 2014. Would we go again? Yes - definitely. Would we recommend it to friends? Yes - definitely. We attended a matinee of Tchaikovsky’s Nutcracker on the historical stage – what is more Russian than this? It was simply amazing. Warning – tickets are very... More 

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Cairo
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

for cultural event lovers its a must see! part of russia's history, wish all the amazing decoration and impressive performances played there.... should visit, specially if Bolshoi themselves are performing...

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

Why didn't I visit before!!!!! Parter, first row-ballet was just perfect, flawless!!! Can't wait to come again

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Baltimore, MD and NYC
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

This was redone in the last 2 years. The most elegant theatre I have attended. Over the top. Opera had about 70 players in it. Balconies up to 6 levels or so. Regal, Beautiful. Great sound. Would visit again if given the chance.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

You need to plan to wait in line from the early morning to be a lucky one, only 15 people are accepted, to tour the famed restored Bolshoi Theater. There are only 3 tours a week. Even the high end hotels can't make reservations. It's a paid tour, not clear why they can not schedule more, people were lined ,... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

I bought a ticket from a tout outside just after the show started for 1000R, less than on the ticket. As it was for the slips at the side in an a balcony, getting in was no problem. Wonderful experience.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

To spend an evening at the opera in this grand space is a memorable experience. We spring for orchestra seat tix for Tchaikovsky's "The Enchantress" on a cold autumn evening and it was one of the highlights in our all-too-brief trip to Moscow. I have been privileged to see "grand" opera in many of the world's best venues and this... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

Wow what a place to vista. Very very grand and lots of gold. We were in Moscow and managed to get tickets through a friend. I cannot remember what was on but just amazing , singing, and the music just wow !!. If you can afford it and are in Moscow try and go you can always say i have... More 

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