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State Academical Mariinskiy Theatre

Pisareva St., 20, St. Petersburg 190121, Russia
+7 812 326-41-41
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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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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
Pisareva St., 20, St. Petersburg 190121, Russia
+7 812 326-41-41
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We went to Moscow but the ballet season at the Bolshoi Theater was already over. Fortunately I found out that we would arrive in St. Petersburg on the last day of the ballet season there. I went ahead and ordered two tickets online before I...More

Thank TMLA
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Russian ballet in Mariinsky theatre speaks for itself. The performance is breathtaking from the beginning to the end (I have enjoyed opera less). The building is a state of art, cafe is good

Thank iJores
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Anyone who has seen more of Russian ballet productions can negate me, but for a typical tourist, this is exactly what you're looking for - an old theater with golden chandeliers, beautiful facade, and interior, and excellent production. Definitely reserve well in advance, like 6...More

Thank Boris S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This impressive large Neo-Renaissance style opera and ballet theater was completed in 1860 and is located in the historical center of St. Petersburg. The two story pale & green exterior Neoclassical style façade has six Corinthian columns by the entrance, scores of windows and a...More

Thank T-Bird1974
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We recently returned to St. Petersburg and made it a priority to revisit the Mariinskiy Theatre for another ballet performance. On this occasion we watched a performance of Don Quixote and loved every minute of it. Tickets were reserved directly on the Mariinskiy Theatre, which...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My friend and I went to the Mariinsky to see Swan Lake during our recent vacation in St. Petersburg. While the venue was lovely and the ballet excellent, it was ruined by the large number of Chinese tour groups, many of whom took photos and...More

Thank asr224
Reviewed August 20, 2017 via mobile

We were fortunate enough to get tickets for the matinee session (by the way, bought in St Pete cost a fraction of what I had found on the web!). Wonderful setting and top performance.

Thank nicoladurano
Reviewed August 3, 2017

Never been in such a beautiful theatre. A have seen a ballet performance. Mariinsky Theatre was everything I hoped for. Old world loveliness, stunning, talented and well-trained dancers took my breath away. Book your ticket in time, the performance I attended was sold out long...More

Thank Melisa B
Reviewed July 25, 2017

Yup, it can be good, it can be bad and it can be great, but that is partly up to you. Head yourself up to the 'old theatre room', not the new one. It gives such more vibe. Also try to get good seats (book...More

Thank D_vid13
Reviewed July 21, 2017 via mobile

When i planed to visit russia i landed to st.Petersburg then choice a good reasonable hotel i got g hotel at prospect road after then i went to Moscow visit it was very excellent trip in my life

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May 25, 2017|
Response from Sachin0408 | Reviewed this property |
Dear Fellow Traveller - Unfortunately there are no tours for the public. You need to possess a ticket for a running show to enter and witness the grandeur of the theatre.
May 23, 2017|
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Response from janefirth4 |
Brilliant, thanks for that. I have managed to get tickets so we are all good to go!