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Bolshoi Theatre

1 Teatralnyy proyezd, Moscow, Russia
095/292-0050
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Ranked #35 of 1,539 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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Calgary, Canada
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87 reviews 87 reviews
22 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014 NEW

This was a treat visually with historical splendour at every turn and an opera performance that was pure enjoyment. We took advantage of intermission to peek at the opera boxes and look at sight lines from different elevations and it seemed to us that most seats are good. Having said that the seats(chairs) were incredibly uncomfortable and distracted from the... More

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Giza, Egypt
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22 reviews 22 reviews
12 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014 NEW

i am so proud that i was one of the few egyptians who went inside this place,i was lucky enought to buy my ticket via internet at the day of my arrival in moscow,i have only found 3 seats left as it was most of he tickets was sold out i bout one ticket in orchestra stalls cost me around... More

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London, United Kingdom
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77 reviews 77 reviews
30 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

i was lucky enough to have a ticket to see a performance of "the maid of Orleans", based on the story of Joan of Arc! what a night and what a building! the performance was brilliant, the music and singing was so beautiful. the building itself is immense. it stands proudly on Teatralnaya Square in central Moscow, for performances of... More

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Warwick, United Kingdom
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103 reviews 103 reviews
63 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

It is likely to be an amazing experience and one which we would have loved to have had, but the sheer queuing did for me, and I'm British! I know how to queue! However, when you find that the queue is only open for 2 hours at a time and there are no information boards telling you : 1/ what's... More

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Arundel, United Kingdom
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

Despite being slightly in the shadow of the original Bolshoi next door, this newer theatre is a more intimate venue which still commands an excellent sense of occasion. It feels very informal with a mix of those coming straight from work, dressed to the nines or more casually dressed. We saw the Flames of Paris, a ballet which was well... More

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The Woodlands, Texas
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27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

I will try to tell you a little practical details regarding the once in a lifetime experience of visiting the world-famous Bolshoi for a ballet. First, I ordered tickets several months in advance on their website, paying with my U.S. credit card. This worked very well as we saved money and got to choose our exact seats. I printed our... More

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Dusseldorf, Germany
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69 reviews 69 reviews
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

I had the chance to visit the theater from backstage. And when the curtain opens on the main hall, it is astounding.

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Sao Paulo, SP
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57 reviews 57 reviews
23 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

Simply it is one of the best and most beautiful theaters in the world. Must go there and watch an opera ( they have english translations) or a ballet , but avoid the bar during the interval. it is poor in options and the prices are an extortion. That is sad cause the first time we visited the theater it... More

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Prague, Czech Republic
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289 reviews 289 reviews
81 attraction reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

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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