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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 yesterday

We had the chance to see Swan Lake at the Maarinsky Theatre (the original one). Words can hardy describe how great it was. I usually don't like ballet (I go for my wife) but this performance was outstanding. One of our best memories of our...More

Thank PetPPP
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We went to the ballet on a Sunday at 7:30 pm. It was quick to get trough security and find our seats. The theater gets warm in the summer. Many people were dressed up, but we were in jeans and t-shirts with backpacks. You can...More

Thank Sherry W
Reviewed 1 week ago

I was in St.Petersburg during the "Stars of the white nights" music festival - and enjoyed it tremendously. One of the performances I enjoyed especially was "Betrothal in a monastery" - lyric-comic opera by Sergey Prokofiev. Brilliant staging, outstanding singers, attractive ballet scenes, amazing costumes,...More

Thank Israel S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

this was the high light of our St Petersburg going to the ballet... was a wonderful adventure I will always remember ... Don't miss it if you are going to St Petersburg !!!!

Thank donmc1950
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I purchased tickets to see Boris Godunov ... terrible, cheap tickets at the very top of the theater but I really just wanted to see the inside so it was fine (Be warned those top seats are crowded benches! Your view of the decoration will...More

Thank des d
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We went to Mariinsky theatre to see the ballet Gisele. It was a wonderful evening! The theatre itself is very beautiful and performance was of very good quality. Yes, facilities could be better, but it's really not a big deal. Tickets can be easily purchased...More

1  Thank Julija T
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

we had the chance to see swan lake. the show was perfect, the dancer took us into another world. the theater is historical and very nice, perfect to dress up and enjoy a perfect evening. (just a pitty that people come anyway in sneakers to...More

1  Thank martina_husnjak
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful place but was in the nosebleed section level 3. Was difficult to See performance... ballet lovers would really admire it. Try to get front row seats on whatever level you are. Seats are basic, and line up for toilets can be long when you...More

Thank Liz C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We went to see a performance of Gisele which was wonderful. But the theatre itself could do with refurbishment and as for the bar it is hilarious- one tiny kiosk for the entire audience!

Thank never2late
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Our hotel was able to get us tickets in a box for La Bayadere which we thoroughly enjoyed. We love the ballet and this company is superb and thrilling to watch. We arrived a little late due to incredibly bad traffic but the usher got...More

Thank maapar
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Does this theater have tours for the public?
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.