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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 2 days ago

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 6 days ago 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

Thank Bandah L
Reviewed 6 days ago

We saw La Sylphide here and very much enjoyed the performance. The theater is every bit as grand inside as the Bolshoi but at two thirds the price. If you're in Saint Petersburg and they're showing something of interest to you, by all means take...More

Thank hoya94
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Mariinskiy Theatre is a must and if you have the chance to see a performance, the best!!! We have seen BORIS GODUNOV, almost 180 people on stage, and the magnificent acoustics made it unforgettable. First class and also the treatment of the staff.

Thank fernandocE9816AZ
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

When selecting seats, note that the stall boxes are actually just on the side but at the same level (maybe slightly higher) as the orchestra seats.

Thank Emily M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I went to the Mariinsky Theater and saw " La Corsair" It was amazing. Absolutely beautiful theater and with in walking distance from my hotel (Ambassador). I was in row 13 seat 3 which was on a cross walking row so during intermission it was...More

Thank betsyaroo
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went to the ballet to see Le Corsaire which I can highly recommend..Many people were dressed up, but lots were very casual in jeans and t-shirts. Try to get the first row of any balcony for a good unobstructed view. The theatre isn't that...More

Thank HandymanHall
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

1  Thank PetPPP
Reviewed 4 weeks 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

1  Thank Sherry W
Reviewed 18 June 2017

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
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25 May 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.
23 May 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!