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Bolshoi Theatre

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Address: Teatralny dr., 1, Moscow, Russia
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The oldest theater in Moscow, rebuilt following a fire and later a...

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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It was very expensive, but we took our boys to a performance (Jewels) and it was an amazing experience. The theater is beautiful. The performance was beyond expectation. Even if... read more

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Merricks North, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

It was very expensive, but we took our boys to a performance (Jewels) and it was an amazing experience. The theater is beautiful. The performance was beyond expectation. Even if you know nothing about ballet (and may think that you would not like it), you need to go anyway. An unforgettable experience.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

In the heart of the City, Amazing architecture, mind blowing designs and surely takes you to different world. This is also covered as part of Hop On Hop Off tour

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Had the fortunate experience to see the Bolshoi Ballett in Moscow 6/2016 Giselle was perfection! Fabulous costumes, dancers, orchestra. Had first row seats. First we thought being so close would not be good, however the stage is set very far back from the seating area so it was suberb. Getting tickets however was a nightmare. Could not get it through... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Ticket prices are very high as many people have commented but a chance to see a performance of the Bolshoi ballet is not to be missed. I would recommend trying to buy tickets from the Bolshoi as far in advance as possible to save money. The gift shop closes before the end of the performance so get there early or... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The Bolshoi ballet was at a smaller theatre next door. This theatre was used for the Opera and it was projected to the street for everyone to see. What a beautiful tradition

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Very few theatres in the world have such a spectacular design. It's very impressive to assist to a show.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We took a tour of the building. It was the most expensive thing we did in Moscow. 2,000 rubles each. The information on the Bolshoi website doesn't really explain how to get a ticket for the excursion. The tour in Russian is only 500 rubles. Not available to book online. Line up in front of door number 12 on the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

For me, to watch ballet at Bolshoi Theatre was on my bucket list. That I was able to tick it off my bucket list was exhilarating, a dream realized. And what a way to do it by watching "Romeo and Juliet" interpreted so beautifuly in a theatre as grand as the Bolshoi Theatre and with ballet dancers as great as... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I saw an opera "The Csars Bride" by Rimsky Korsikov, the theatre is beautiful, the stageing was excellent and the music was by a nearly full orchestra, there are shorter programmes available in their second theatre and the main event is often broadcast live to a large screen outside the theatre.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Our family had reserved the highest class private seats to this place so the view was fantastic and I really enjoyed the ballet that was shown at this place.

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Tverskaya can’t be discovered with just a first glance, the neighborhood is shaped around a long street populated with well-known shops and brands. But it’s more than shopping that makes this place interesting. Take a few steps into the streets running parallel to the main artery to discover the charm just behind the mighty Stalinist style architecture. Comfy European pedestrian streets Bolshaya Dmitrovka or Stoleshnikov lane are a great place to start. Locals can be found here working, eating, shopping, resting and going to the Bolshoi Theatre in the evening.