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State Academical Mariinskiy Theatre

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Address: Pisareva St., 20, St. Petersburg 190121, Russia
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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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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We bought tickets for the Mariinsky Theatre on-line before we went to Russia which was very easy to use. We saw La Sylphide ballet which was good. The Mariinsky theatre is very... read more

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We bought tickets for the Mariinsky Theatre on-line before we went to Russia which was very easy to use. We saw La Sylphide ballet which was good. The Mariinsky theatre is very impressive, it's a stunning building from the outside as very grand. Inside is just as good as its very ornate and a real pleasure to see a performance... More 

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St. Andrews, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

An amazing theatre with a well deserved reputation for the ballet and opera performances. Fascinating interiors and atmosphere

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This historical theater impresses by its architecture and design. From the balconies I would strongly recommend only the first row as behind them the view is very limited ! Prices are very high.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I prefer opera to ballet, but we liked to see the fine old building inside and this is why we booked for the ballet. The theatre is certainly worth seeing and the performance, if you ask me, was extremely good. It was also nice to see and hear the enthusiastic audience.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

You can't talk about Russia without its ballet. And the Mariinsky Theater will show you why. The exterior may not be fancy but make sure to purchase tickets way in advance! Tickets are expensive but you won't regret it. My friend and I were so impressed and would have gone a second time if we had the time. The theater... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 20, 2017

If you like opera or ballet, or even just amazing imperial buildings, check this out. We paid for very good seats but i dont think there is a very bad seat anywhere in the house. The production was very good, and the orchestra was fantastic. I expected to not be able to follow what was going on as i knew... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 2, 2017

The opera itself might seem a little runned down. You can see that they could do some restauration, yet it is still a very interesting Opera to visit. Plus with the state of the ruble this year, the prices to go see an Opera are very attractive. And ofcourse the quality of the Opera I watched was very good, but... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 7, 2017

If you love ballet and Russian history.....you will want to visit this theatre, where Pavlova, Fokine, Karsavina, Nijinsky, Balanchine, Ulanova, Assylmuratova and so many other great dancers first danced after graduating. The theatre where the future Tsar Nicholas II, as a young man, met and had an affair with the young ballerina, Mathilde Kschessinskaya (can never remember how to spell... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 4, 2017 via mobile

what a treat - seeing the nutcracker a few nights before the new year! this ballet is simply fantastic!! the tickets shld be bought very much in advance

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 21, 2016

Went to St Petersburg for business. Was invited to an opera, wasn't really interested in the opera but decided to go. Glad I did. Each play is a unique act performed by many talented humans

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