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Bolshoi Theatre

Teatralny dr., 1, Moscow 109012, Russia
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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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  • Very good16%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Teatralny dr., 1, Moscow 109012, Russia
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We had a balcony for us and watched an opera. The ambiance is unique and we are very happy to have visited!

Thank Kelingyun
Reviewed 4 days ago

The Bolshoi theatre is an imposing building looking out over the Teatralnaya square. It's a popular place for tourists just for the photo opportunities. I wasn't sufficiently organised to actually see a production when I was there so had to be content with just admiring...More

Thank KGB777
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visiting Bolshoi can be highly recommended to all - beautifully renovated old building and worldclass performances. Tickets can be bought from Bolshoi theatre own website easily and you can print your e-ticket. You need to buy the tickets well in advance though. I managed to...More

Thank Marjubest
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a rather underwhelming-looking building, considering the hype there is surrounding it. There were no guided tours during our visit and when we peeked inside we were rudely chased away by an angry guard (who yelled and cursed in Russian), unfortunately, there were no...More

Thank TheShis
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It had been my dream for a long time to see a ballet at the bolshoi theatre and my visit didn't disappoint. The building was beautiful and the Ballet was amazing. It's a must do when visiting Moscow!

Thank Sarah C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A great night out in a beautiful building. The quality of the dancing was superb. Even if you are not a ballet lover it is a great experience

Thank Elizabeth S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The ballet was the highlight of the trip. I had dreamt of seeing the ballet in its home for many years. A dream come true. The theatre itself was pure art, the ballet magical - so much so it made me cry. Champagne was obligatory...More

1  Thank Grownup56
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

If this is your first visit to Bolshoi you might get confused . You have to take lifts up and down to get to the nearest buffet ! You can’t pay with card anywhere in the venue. We ended up queuing for a long time...More

Thank lemotka
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We walked from the Red Square to Bolshoi Theater. We only took some photos of the building that has a beautiful architecture. "The corsair" ticket costs approximately 240 euros.

1  Thank Mariana A
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We saw La Bayadere at the Bolshoi Theatre. The theatre, with its five balconies, is gilded and exquisite. The dancing was of the highest quality

1  Thank Erisalawyer
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Kelli B
8 September 2017|
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Response from marieandpat | Reviewed this property |
When we were there last month for the ballet, there was no standing room tickets. You had to buy a seat. We dealt directly with the Bolshoi online. Be careful, the theatre is really a horseshoe shaped theatre with the... More
18 May 2017|
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Response from Eman101010 | Reviewed this property |
That's correct, and you have to get the ticket on the day. No tours on public holidays.
5 March 2017|
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Response from flare31 | Reviewed this property |
I think you should be able to collect the coats within 15minutes, no serious delays should be expected as far as I remember.