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Bolshoi Theatre

Address: 1 Teatralnyy proyezd, Moscow, Russia
Phone Number: 095/292-0050
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$35*
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Small-Group Moscow City Walking Tour
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Ranked #28 of 482 Activities in Moscow
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Architectural Buildings, Ballets, Operas, Theaters, Theater & Concerts, Sights & Landmarks
Owner description: The oldest theater in Moscow, rebuilt following a fire and later a...
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Type: Architectural Buildings, Ballets, Operas, Theaters, Theater & Concerts, Sights & Landmarks
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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Dhahran, Saudi Arabia
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110 reviews 110 reviews
34 attraction reviews
259 helpful votes 259 helpful votes
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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24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
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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Tampa, Florida
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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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52 reviews 52 reviews
12 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
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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Massachusetts
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
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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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
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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Pacific NW (USA)
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56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
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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Fife
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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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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

I was ok to enjoy practically any performance in the historic hall not only for the musical, but also for the architectural viewing pleasure. I just happened to be lucky that exactly what I wanted to see was on the night I was in Moscow!

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Madrid, Spain
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22 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014

Don't even try it. First thing you'll find out is that the Backstage Tou in english is three times more expensive than the one in russian and secondl you will find a guide who speaks a rather bad english and that keeps looking at her watch and dragging you around with the only purpose of covering the one hour time... More 

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