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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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Teatralny dr., 1, Moscow 109012, Russia
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Reviewed 3 days ago

I had the rare chance to buy almost last minute ticket for the opera Carmen and I can't find words to describe what a lovely experience it was. The building of Bolshoi theater is quite impressive and from outside but the real story starts from...More

Date of experience: June 2019
1  Thank Aneta G
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Bolshoi theater and the ballets they have are just wowowowow. This is the number one place I would recommend in Moscow if not Russia. Just make sure to purchase tickets ahead of time by a few months from the bolshoi’s official website which is...More

Date of experience: August 2019
1  Thank Zoubida7
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We didnt go inside, since there werent any performances going on plus we had little time, but the Bolshoi Theatre is impressive from the outside.

Date of experience: August 2019
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Whilst we were not able to see any performances at the theatre, it was a pleasure to visit and view this beautiful place. Majestic facade with fountains and gardens at front.

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank marigoldKent
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went on the tour of the Bolshoi with a small group and English-speaking guide. It was kind of expensive, around $50. The building is absolutely beautiful. We were so lucky to have tickets to see Swan Lake later that evening. You’re not allowed to...More

Date of experience: August 2019
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Reviewed August 9, 2019 via mobile

We were there for Swan Lake in August The entrance inside at baggage check is quite plain but the lady at the entrance to our seats - we were 45 minutes early - directed us the the Grand Rooms on the 3rd floor. And they...More

Date of experience: August 2019
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Reviewed August 8, 2019

You must visit Bolshoi Theater and experience a ballet atleast once in your lifetime. I was lucky to get a ticket, right in front of the stage and watch 'Le Bayedere' - the legendary ballet. Entire experience in beyond words. Ballet, seating, balconies, catering -...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank Nikhil R
Reviewed August 7, 2019 via mobile

Not talking about the professional performance. The theater itself is a state of art. You can feel the Soviet style inside and outside. Have to purchase tickets in advance through internet.

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank jimmyy913
Reviewed August 5, 2019

It is astonishing and of course a world class famous opera/concert theater. Try making a reservation with months in advance for a concert or opera on its official website. There are also tours during the day.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Eduardo Y
Reviewed August 1, 2019

The opportunity arose to see Raymonda on the historic stage. Couldnt give this up , it was wonderful! A dream, the theatre is spectacular, so special. On tour in Russia and this opportunity pops up.fabulous evening with fabulous friends. Glass of Russian sparkling wine in...More

Date of experience: July 2019
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Response from Travelbucketlist2 | Reviewed this property |
Using a hotel concierge is a safer bet.
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Response from SandyC3176 | Reviewed this property |
Let’s put it this way, I wouldn’t wear jeans. It is a lovely outing where people do dress up but not over the top. Smart casual is perfect!