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National Opera and Ballet Theatre of Belarus

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The Bolsjol theatre of Belarus

It should have been a 400 meter high monument of Lenin , but the economy did not justify it, so... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Trondoc
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Tonsberg, Norway
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Beautiful building

The original building was plain, in the typical Soviet style; then, they added the statues, to give... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Ana L
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Boliden, Sweden
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Parizhskoy Komunny 1, Minsk 220029, Belarus
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

It should have been a 400 meter high monument of Lenin , but the economy did not justify it, so after Some years of planning it became the national opera and theatre of the country. A very attractive building and inside a grand theatre ....More

Thank Trondoc
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The original building was plain, in the typical Soviet style; then, they added the statues, to give it a classical touch. If you are in Minsk during the opera season, go for a show.

Thank Ana L
Reviewed 12 August 2018

Our group of 20 was given the opportunity for photos of the exterior while on a walking tour of MInsk. Set in a leafy park studded with sculptures, and a beautiful fountain, this theater for the arts opened in 1939, and was built in the...More

Thank CJW913
Reviewed 4 August 2018

Such a stunning building and surrounded by a beautiful park and fountain. Definitely worth a look while out walking

Thank Brenton K
Reviewed 27 June 2018

Stalin built this palace of the arts so that the people could enjoy the ballet and concerts. I was told that it was the largest auditorium of its kind in the whole Soviet Union. It truly is a masterpiece. The quality of the materials are...More

Thank Talamo
Reviewed 24 June 2018

the whole concept of interpetive dence of your feelings is beyond me, i preffer theatre, however, this is russian ballet, they make it feel so effortless.

Thank Miki F
Reviewed 18 June 2018

It is well worth to plan your visit to Minsk in order to catch one of the ballet performances (typically Wednesday, Friday and Sunday). All the classical repertoire is fantastic. You safely in for an enjoyable evening with Swan Lake, Sleeping Beauty, Les Corsair, Romeo...More

Thank Anastasia P
Reviewed 10 June 2018

Just in case you are thinking of buying a ticket to a show in advance via their website and you have a USA or Canadian credit card, be aware that their ticketing system may reject your card. After having two cards rejected by their website...More

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Reviewed 14 May 2018 via mobile

I have the chance to be in a presentation of the Pucci i’s opera Turandot! It was amassing! Some moments there were approach 130 actors on the stage!! It was unforgettable! The building is great! Before the presentation, in the sunny afternoon, the philharmonic orquestra...More

Thank adibfarid
Reviewed 5 May 2018 via mobile

Lovely classical opera house well situated in a beautiful park. Well worth a trip to the ballet. Service in the bars isn’t fast.

Thank Jeremy S
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Hi Stephen, Depends on what you mean by the dress-code. No tails or diamonds needed; But shorts and sneakers, or jeans and Dr.Martens boots will make you feel really uncomfortable - you don't wear those when you go to the... More
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Starts a 7 PM, around 25 euros for best seats, casual dress code Check out their website, available in English
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