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State Academical Mariinskiy Theatre

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Address: Pisareva St., 20, St. Petersburg 190121, Russia
Phone Number: +7 812 326 4141
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: Yes
Description: The stage of this internationally renowned theater was graced by Russia's...
The stage of this internationally renowned theater was graced by Russia's most celebrated classical performers in pre-Revolution days, and is today best known for its famous Kirov Ballet.
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Ballet please!

Had the chance to see one of Balanchine's original works - Jewels - which was originally choreographed and shown in NYC in the late 1960's. Worth the opportunity to see a... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 17, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

Had the chance to see one of Balanchine's original works - Jewels - which was originally choreographed and shown in NYC in the late 1960's. Worth the opportunity to see a wonderful ballet in a beautiful venue.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

Splendid performance! During three hours, attend one of the most beautiful ballet of the world in a magnificent place. The technique of the dancers is of flawless perfection ... Everything comes together for an incredible evening. I advise to book online as soon as tickets are available for sale.

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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

I came here to see Swan Lake. The ballet was amazing, the dancers are so talented, and the orchestra were great. The theatre itself is incredible, so ornate and like nothing I'd seen before. If you book tickets a few months in advance you can get very reasonable prices.

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Macau, China
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

Please book the tickets on the website just after you confirmed your flight. The performance is easily fully booked. We watch a ballet dance there. The theatre itself is beautiful and the performance is good. However, since they do not have English leaflet and most of the audience is Russian. You just do not what is going on.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

I saw one of the best "Swan Lakes" I have ever seen when I visited. It is my favorite ballet company in the world.

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

What a remarkable night! We went to the ballet in the new Mariinskiy theatre and it really is a must do in St Petersburg. We managed to get seats in the Tsar's box (just booked online on the official Mariinskiy website) and the view was incredible! The dancing was so beautiful

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Zurich, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

This theater was built in 1836 and still has the charm of that era. I saw a delightful Giselle performance and was impressed also by the knowledge of the audience which applauded during the performance when they were offered the superlative dancing. The only downside was the narrow hallways and understaffed cloak rooms which after the performance cause an ugly... More 

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St. Petersburg, Russia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

I fall in love with ballet and opera since i was a kid. Mariinsky theater for me is a fantastic "church" of the art. The historical scene is a masterpiece for everybody even if you don't understand anything in ballet dance. The new scene has an awesome sound - you can hear clearly the orchestra from every part of the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

We went to a ballet in the Marlinsky Theatre 2 in St Petersburg - Beautiful views from all areas of the theatre - We were actually late and could not take our seats on the ground floor until the break - We were seated up the top of the theatre and still had a great view

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

Balcony seats are still small wicker-seated chairs placed close together, but the Theatre has over a dozen small cafes in all parts of the building, so you don't have to worry about rushing to a main lobby for drinks or a bite to eat. Excellent choices at cafes, and every seat has a fantastic view. Highly recommended.

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