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Mikhailovsky Opera and Ballet Theater

Iskusstv ploshchad, d. 1, St. Petersburg 191186, Russia
+7 812 595-43-05
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In 2001, the Mikhailovsky Theatre reclaimed its historic name, and in 2007, it was recognized as St. Petersburg's most prestigious musical theatre. Today, while preserving Russia's centuries-old musical theatre traditions, the Mikhailovsky Theatre is constantly pushing to be at the forefront of contemporary world theatre.
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Iskusstv ploshchad, d. 1, St. Petersburg 191186, Russia
+7 812 595-43-05
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

The Opera and tickets were in Russian. The security check at the entrance just beeps and occasionally they ask someone to show their bag. It’s important to hang your coat with the right person but difficult to know which one that is, on the up...More

Thank Katarina R
Reviewed 6 days ago

We had never been to a ballet before, but i had always wanted too. And russia has got to be the best place to see Ballet. I booked the tickets up several months ago, and its much cheaper to book directly with the theatre than...More

Thank sally j
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We enjoyed an opera performance at this theatre during our visit to Saint Petersburg. It was a great and enjoyable cultural experience. We chose to see an opera performance here instead of at Mariinsky largely because of the big difference in prices (much more expensive...More

Thank ProudMaritimer6
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Before arrival in St. Petersburg, I was a bit disappointed that we didn't see a performance at the famed Mariinsky Theater. After our visit to see the ballet Cinderella at the Mikhailovsky, I am glad it worked out as it did. The Mikhailovsky was in...More

Thank WeTravel2Learn
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We saw Swan Lake here and truly enjoyed it. The theatre was very nicely decorated and definitely exuded the grandeur you would expect. The ballet was truly spectacular and a must do when you are there or in Moscow. Make sure to bring cash for...More

Thank Sara K
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A complete three act performance that was wonderful. The athleticism of these dancers is remarkable. Of course we all know that Ballet in Russia by reputation is superb, but I had no idea how tremendous it would be. Beautiful sets and costumes and marvelous artistry....More

Thank johndeverman
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Having been unable to fit a performance at our preferred venue (the historic stage at the Mariinsky Theatre) into our holiday plans, we decided to book tickets for Romeo and Juliet at the Mikhailovsky Theatre. We were not disappointed . The performance was great; fantastic...More

Thank CazBUk
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Visited with friends to see Tchaikovsky' Swan Lake and we were thoroughly impressed. I think thus is one of those things you have to do in St Petersburg, visit the opera or go and see one of the classical ballet performances. It was truly mesmerizing...More

Thank C-Z-1982
Reviewed 10 August 2017

While visiting Saint Petersburg a must do is attending a performance at the Mihailovsky. On this trip we attended a ballet production of Don Quijote. What a fantastic production! I From the dancers to the fantastic backdrops and elegant venue, it was truly enjoyable. It...More

1  Thank Tyroltrekker
Reviewed 4 August 2017 via mobile

Came to see Sleeping Beauty. The ballet itself was beautiful. Classically portrayed by some very talented and athletic dancers. The costumes were lovely and very vivid. The building was under renovation so wasn't able to see much it externally, however the insides were very traditional...More

1  Thank Bilbo B
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19 February 2017|
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Response from maniunchik | Reviewed this property |
I think your seats will be just fine. I personally prefer stalls circle, but i am sure you won't have any problem seeing the stage from where you are at. And of course your wife can keep her handbag. Enjoy!!! It is a... More
14 November 2016|
Response from margaritasat5 | Reviewed this property |
i sat in a box with 3 others. it's a bit crowded. we didn't know the other couple, but they were nice enough to let me sit up front. there's really only enough room for 2 in front, and then 2 behind. the people that sit... More
24 October 2016|
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Response from margaritasat5 | Reviewed this property |
business casual. i wore dress slacks and a cute sweater, my husband wore dress pants with a sports coat. some women wore dressy dresses, and some men wore suits. i didn't see any jeans or other casual clothing worn by... More